Thoughts from the weekend:
I am grateful for the awesome sense of worship in our services yesterday.
Pastor Brian and our worship team did a great job of leading us into God's presence!
Worship is not about me - worship is about God (we will talk about this - this coming Sunday).
Serious. Serious. Serious. That is how we are to approach our worship.
Many new guests in both services yesterday!
I can't wait for next Sunday to be here - which I think is a good sign if the lead pastor says that! :)
Let's all be in prayer for the situation with ISIS. Rough stuff.
I believe that we are living in the end times. I really do. I believe that if I have the privilege of living for another 20 years - that the rapture will take place during my life time.
Life groups! If you haven't yet signed up for a life group - we encourage you to do so!
I appreciated the life group leaders who set up a table in the foyer. It is important that others in our church family know about your group!
If you are looking for information about a life group, please click on:
thestonechurch.org/life_groups. Then "browse life group listing" and find a group near you and get connected!
Or...feel free to call Pastor Brian at: 708 3852770.
Life groups change lives!
You are loved and appreciate, my friends. All of you.
Dallas Cowboys won yesterday - coming back from a 21 point deficit. Incredible.
Beautiful day in Chicago. First day of fall.
Is it me - or are the ads for the office of governor of the state of Illinois already annoying? Okay, we get it - each of you thinks the other is a crook (written with irony).
Rule of political office: when in doubt - throw mud (not good).
That's one of the reasons (and there are many) that I continually say the church is not a democracy where two opposing parties tear each other down. The church is a theocracy where we are to operate out of a basis and foundation of love, acceptance and forgiveness.
I encourage you to consider inviting a friend to one of our Sunday morning services next Sunday.
Love you all.......