The Revolving Door of Righteousness

These are my notes from this last Sunday’s service of my home church at Thomas Road Baptist Church.

Pastor Jonathan preaching from Judges and laying out how time and time again we mess up but true repentance is turning away from that thing that causes us to stumble.

I’ve always loved how Erwin McManus describes this – I can still recite (well…paraphrase) this whole part of a speech I heard from him from over 15 years ago:

“Were the boundaries of the garden of Eden so small that Adam and Eve had to stand next to the tree of knowledge of good and evil? Likewise; why do we keep hanging around the things that seek to destroy us? Adam should have swept Eve off her feet and said, ‘We’re building a raft and we’re cruising; the earth is our playground.’”

God bless you friends!

P.S. Usually I tend to highlight the Pastor and notes from the sermon but I realize how much of a role other people play in creating an entire service; I’ll try to highlight them a little more when I can! 🙌

Forgetting the Past with a Heart for the Future

“The God that breathed these words thousands of years ago is the same God of today and tomorrow!” Pastor Jonathan Falwell

Sunday morning at @thomasroad

At the beginning of 2020 I set one goal – to sketch note every sermon of my home church of Thomas Road. This last sketch finishes that goal! Phew! It’s hard to stay consistent but I’ve learned a lot this year and the practice of doing this was definitely worth it. I continue to be amazed with all of the awesome people doing the Lords work in person and especially on social media. I haven’t exactly planned out what next year looks like for this page or for sketchy sermons in general but once I do I’ll let you know. Like always – suggestions are totally welcome!

God bless you all! 🙌

Thomas Road Christmas Eve Service

I’m a little late on this one but we still have our Christmas decorations up so it’s fair game! I wish I was able to draw everyone that’s involved with these services because I realize there is a small army required to put this on and we never see them. God bless you all out there, the work is remarkable and I join with others in appreciation of you! Thanks! 

I’ve enjoyed seeing all the family photos and worship services on social media this year. During these times His names rises above all others – I pray for all of us in this family to grow closer to Him this year. God bless you all – Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve Service at @thomasroad

A Thrill of Hope: Hope for the Heart

“The Prince of Peace is the very source we have all been looking for. But when looking in the wrong place, we find pain not peace.” Pastor Jonathan Falwell

Sunday morning at @thomasroad

Hope has a Name


Sunday morning at @thomasroad. Hope has a name! 

And Always Be Thankful

Sunday morning at @thomasroad. I appreciated this message heading into Thanksgiving. I tried to capture the “table” illustration but you probably need to see the service to get the full effect! 😅

The Beginning and the End

Sunday morning at @thomasroad . Always a good word!

Peace in the Midst of the Storm

“The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10

Pastor Jonathan made a note that this sermon is not in response to the election. I think this verse is perfect though – don’t replace “the Lord” in the above verse with Trump or Biden. The righteous aren’t called to run to a political figure; we are called to run to the Lord.

I pray you all are doing well! 🙌

@thomasroad

The God of Tribalism

Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers’ hands?” And he said, “The one who showed compassion to him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do the same.”

I don’t think I can add to what is a great message. We can disagree and still be friends. We can disagree and still be family. Thanks @thomasroad and Pastor @jonathanfalwell ! 🙌

The God of Status

“Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves.” Phil 2:3

Fantastic message from @thomasroadthis morning. Amen to THIS! 🙌🏻

Here’s the alternate version for those who saw the sermon! 🏍