Tuesday is the big TTT for the Tour de France. Listen for my predictions at the end. Dinner tonight was awesome with the Epic Church team. Tonight was a reminder of why I love church planting and leadership. I know Jesus has called me and my family to church leadership and it has been a blessing to used by Jesus in our city and in His church.
For the first stage of the Tour de France I pick….. Cancellara. He is a stud and has proven himself to go the distance during long TT’s and this one starts out rough with along uphill climb. Although, I would really like to see Zabriskie in yellow tonight, as it IS the 4th of July and he in an American TT monster!
I am excited to be an American for sure. July 4th. Fireworks. Food. Friends. I am really looking forward to being with friends this evening at the Jackson’s clubhouse. Being a Pastor I long to see relationships being built. A lot of times the church expects deep relationships to be build by ensuring people are there on a Sunday morning or even at small groups, and while I do feel those are important, relationships are strengthened during special events. When you are sipping a cold beverage, hot dog in hand, talking about the latest NBA trade and the daily results from the TDF; relationships are made.
I am also excited about the next series starting Sunday at Epic Church. It is called Man to Man. Preaching from the Bible, I will strive to bring a message from Jesus about how a Man should live. If a dude was sitting eye to eye, knee to knee with God over a cup of coffee, what would God say? And before all of you start Twittering or emailing me saying, “Isn’t a better title for this series ‘God to Man’, I know and maybe even you are right. But, from THE man to A man is what we are looking for here. I am jazzed about this Sunday though. Looking at 1 Timothy 4!