New year.  New series.  New book.  We started our 3-monthish focus of 1 John this morning with a series entitled: “Knowing That You Know Jesus.”  If you recall, we studied the Gospel of John and it was called “Knowing Jesus,” but this focus is really settling on testing to see if you are in the faith or not.  How can one be sure that he or she is saved?

Today was one of our most packed and energetic Sundays I can ever remember.  Both services were hopping, and there was a real eagerness to encounter Jesus today.  I was so thankful to Cole, Patrick, Julio, and Sam for sharing about their time at Passion 2013.  So great to hear how God was using them and how God is leading them for their next steps.  Can’t wait to see what he does through these students and the many others who went with our church.

Today, we worshiped to:

Loved hearing our church sing out so passionately.  Many times, I would simply walk away from the microphone and let them take it.  Love when everyone is in one spirit singing out.

Jeff’s message was incredible.  He did an overview of 1 John.  His fervor was on display.  His desire to be in the “front of the DMV” was spot on today.  Can’t wait to spend some time in this book over the next 3 months.

Don’t forget about Connect tonight at 6pm if you are interested in what it means to be a part of North Side!

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.