Today, we started a new series at North Side called “Wise Counsel.” Jeff’s description of this series: “As a pastoral counselor for the last 25 plus years, I have noticed that there are some things that just keep causing people problems. Therefore, I am going to address some of these issues from a biblical perspective and provide some biblical counsel to some very common problems. Call it group therapy if you want to, but it will also be biblical therapy. While this series will only be for three weeks, I think it will prove helpful to a lot of folks and give some very specific counsel to some very common problems.”
Today’s topic: Sharing wise counsel from counseling experiences, our pastor shared the answer to a question he has never received: “Should we get engaged?” Marriage is a very serious step, and there are 5 questions each person should think about before going forward. It was a wonderful message. The married guys in my C-Group told me they still learned a ton even though they are already married. You can watch or listen to the message here.
Today, we worshiped to:
- Mighty to Save – Hillsong
- No Greater Love – Travis Agnew
- Never Be the Same – Travis Agnew
- Beautiful – Phil Wickham
I was so thankful to have Wes Patterson and Randy Beams helping out leading worship today. These high school seniors have served as workstudies for me this year and are fantastic young men of God. I didn’t realize that the Sunday I asked them to help was the morning after the prom! They didn’t complain or ask to change, they just were excited to serve. We also led a new song (“Never Be the Same”) that I wrote with those guys (and J. C. Spearman) that they are using for our student worship services at the Peak.
Everyone did a great job pulling today’s services off! Loved the stage design that Jamie Strutton did to provide that counseling office feel. I work and serve with so many talented people, and I love working for a gracious Savior! See you next Sunday!