Suncrest Note



Hey Suncrest — Do you still remember the verse we memorized on Sunday?  “God did not give us a spirit of…”  Can you finish it?  If not, look it up in 2 Timothy 1:7.


We decided to announce the Exponential special offering with that interactive element about our story at Suncrest.  In a couple of the services there was even an expressive response. 

·         When I asked everyone standing who has already been generous in our history, “Was it worth it?”  I wasn’t expecting the audible “yes” I heard.

·         And when I asked everyone sitting if they were grateful for those standing, there was this spontaneous applause.


For me, it was one of those moments I treasure thinking… “We get it.  Our church really gets it.”  Following Jesus is about giving of ourselves so more people can connect to Him!!  Or, said another way, being used by God to change lives.


I was early getting my taxes done this year – April 13!  Right before I printed them, the program reminded me that later this spring, Jenny and I are going to get a nice check from the government…money we weren’t counting on.  For us (and maybe for you?) we couldn’t imagine a better place to use it than to this Exponential offering.  We haven’t totally decided the final amount of our gift, but starting with that amount will let us be even more generous than we hoped.


I need your help as we plan our teaching themes for the next year.  I’m hoping to finalize it in the next week, but I don’t want to do it without hearing from you.  If you have anything…ANYTHING…you would be curious to hear us teach on, I’m collecting the comments on my blog.  Scroll Down to leave your comments onthe post below.



This Sunday, we keep unpacking “Fearless.”  Have you ever heard, “God will not give you more than you can bear”?  I think this week will shed some insight on that concept.

~ by Greg Lee on April 26, 2008.

One Response to “Suncrest Note”

  1. Greg,

    I was thinking about some possible message series and thought a couple ideas might be one on sharing your faith and having the courage to do so. Another possible idea is having the strength and know how to live Christ-like everyday.
    By the way: GO CUBS GO!!!

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