First off, I sincerely apologize for that pretty direct blog title. I have no intention of offending anyone but I wanted to grab your attention because I truly believe this is that important. I understand this is probably not going to win me any popularity points. Again, I am sorry if anyone read that title and felt uncomfortable. It is certainly not my goal. But please hear me out on this one.
We are living in some pretty crazy times. It gets said over and over to the point where we are almost numb. It really is too depressing now to even turn on the news. Every day there is a report of people young and old that are being murdered, raped, kidnapped, terrorized or sometimes something worse. And we all seem to agree, it doesn't seem to be getting any better.
So how the heck did we get here and is there even any hope?
With all due respect to whatever your personal beliefs may be, even if they are the exact opposite of mine, from the most sincere part of my heart that I can ask this, please take the time to watch this entire message by Joby Martin. I promise it is something you will not regret listening to and it is certainly not boring. In fact, a non-christian friend of mine attended this very service with me and after we walked out he looked at me and said "Even if you take all the Jesus stuff out, that is message EVERYONE needs to hear."
This is not an easy sermon to listen to. It is a part of the bible that many churches are not even willing to acknowledge let alone talk about. But one thing I love about The Church of Eleven22 is that we have a pastor who is not afraid to tell us what we NEED to hear instead of what we WANT to hear.
Please listen to this and if anything you hear tugs on your heart, let's talk about it. I'm being completely serious. You can email me or call me or text me. Whatever it takes. I'm here for anyone who needs me. Thank you.