Pray Through Pentecost – 05/23/2015

  Fear. Fear drives us to do some crazy things. Fear is a powerful thing. It can keep us from making the right decision. It can keep us trapped in a way of life that is keeping us from seeing all that God designed us for. So many of us keep from stepping out in…

Pray Through Pentecost – 05/22/2015

As I’ve been thinking through what to share with you during this season of waiting we are in, I have realized there is a great deal we can do when we feel like we can’t do anything. So often while we’re waiting we feel powerless, as though we are at the mercy of someone or…

Pray Through Pentecost – 05/21/2015

  When we find ourselves in a season of waiting, there are some things that happen. One of those being, doubt. It can be hard to keep the faith when you’re waiting for something to happen. I have been there several times. Gasp – your pastor has had seasons of doubt?!?!?! Absolutely. We all have….

Pray Through Pentecost – 05/19/2015

  After the two men dressed in white told the disciples to stop standing around, looking into the clouds, the disciples went back to Jerusalem. They went to the upper room and “they all joined together constantly in prayer.” As they were in this waiting period between Jesus’ ascension and the day of pentecost (they…

Pray Through Pentecost – 5/18/2015

Today is the 35th anniversary of the Mt. St. Helens Eruption. It’s because of this eruption that I am fascinated with volcanoes and earthquakes. And I think the reason is that we lived about 20-25 miles away from it when it blew. I would love to tell you how much I remember about that day….

Pray Through Pentecost – 5/15/2015

  Yesterday (Ascension day) was the last day in the book for this time of prayer we have been going through as a church. However, pentecost isn’t until May 24, so we still have a little over a week of time together in praying together. The hope is, that this will develop a lifestyle of…

Pray Through Pentecost – 2015

  We are in a season of prayer at SixEight Church. We do this every year between Easter and Pentecost Sunday. It’s a good time to pray, because we’ve just gone through the busiest 5-6 month period for the church. So, as we come to the end of that busy time, it’s time to make…

Clark County Prayer Connect

On Sunday, you might have heard us announce that we are partnering with Clark County Prayer Connect. If you didn’t, now you have. Okay, there’s more to it than that. We are desperate to see a move of God in Clark County. We want to see God do things that only He can take credit…

Pray Through Pentecost – Nearing the End

We are nearing the end of our focused, season of prayer as a church. Of course, that doesn’t mean that we can or should stop praying. In fact, I hope it means that we’ve developed more of a lifestyle of prayer and that we’ll continue on as church in praying for God to show us…

SixEight Food Pantry Makes The Front Page of the Columbian

As you know, last year during our season of prayer we call “Pray Through Pentecost” was when God brought us a food pantry. Since that time, the pantry has grown, pretty much every week since then. Now the pantry is helping far more people than they ever had at their previous location. To read more…

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 12 #PTP #Alittlemoretoday

Do you remember that series we did last fall? Sun Stand Still? During that series, we talked about the idea of praying Sun Stand Still prayers like Joshua prayed. Do you remember? If not, let me remind you: On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel: “Sun, stand…

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 3 – #PTP #alittlemoretoday

Yesterday, we talked about how our vision as a church is to be a church of disciples making disciple-makers. And that a part of being a disciple is making more disciples. It’s actually woven into the DNA of a disciple. That’s our vision. Disciples making disciple-makers. Today, we are going to spend some time focusing…

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 2 – #PTP #alittlemoretoday

Day 2: “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am…

Pray Through Pentecost – Round 2

On Sunday, we just started a season of prayer as a church. It’s something we call Pray Through Pentecost. This year, Pentecost is on Sunday, June 8th, so we’re going to spend the next few weeks praying together as a church. This isn’t new to us. It’s also not a new idea in general. After…

Pray For Your Pastor

I ain’t too proud to ask… As you may or may not know this is a pretty new role for me. What I do know is that Fall and Winter can be very busy times in the life of a church. Everything kicks back up in the fall, and then fall leads into Christmas. And…

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 35

We are supposed to do good works No, we can’t earn our salvation, but we are supposed to do good works. And there is a point of doing good works. And it comes from Jesus’ himself: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is…

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 34

Beginning Is Easy How many times have you started a project, but quickly realized it was going to take you a lot longer than you were anticipating? All of a sudden, all this energy and excitement for the project vanishes and you find yourself needing something else to be able to keep going. What you…

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 33

Around Every Corner… There is an opportunity to fall into temptation. You don’t have to go far to find it. In fact, you may be sitting at your temptation right now. While, I don’t want to get into a comparison game with what things were like then as compared to now, I could imagine there…

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 32

God calls us to believe beyond… God doesn’t ask us to do what only He can do. But He does ask us to believe beyond what we are capable of doing and seeing. And sometimes, we need God to help us with our unbelief and give us a greater faith. They called on God for…

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 31

It is not a question… …of whether or not we will have trials and troubles. It is a question of how we will respond to them. Trials and troubles and tribulation and a guaranteed part of living in a fallen world. But, we don’t have to be bound by them. We don’t have to be…

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 29

Have you ever gone for a run… …only to be sorely disappointed with just how out of shape you are. You get about 30 seconds into your run, and you’re sucking wind like Dog who has just chased a car down the road for a couple of miles. You didn’t even know your tongue was…

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 28

It’s easy to lose hope… While there are probably countless benefits to living in the connected society that we find ourselves, it is also not without it’s downsides. One of the biggest being, we also have access to all the bad that is going on in the world. They called on God for a deeper…

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 27

Yes, Jesus Loves Me For many of us, that was one of the first church songs we ever learned. I don’t know if it’s because we learned it at a young age, or that it’s never really communicated to us – but I fear that we all take the Love of Christ too lightly. Myself…

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 26

If you think wisdom is an Old Testament thing… …you couldn’t be more wrong. The word wisdom appears at least 50 times in the New Testament. Understanding – 18 times. Knowledge – 44 times. Righteousness – 77 times. All these words are part of or the product of wisdom. None of them are independent of…