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PASSION

If I were to ask you for your definition of passion, what would it be? An intense kiss, love, an extreme feeling for someone?

According to the Webster’s dictionary, Passion is defined as “1) orig., suffering or agony, as of a martyr. 2) the agony and sufferings of Jesus during the crucifixion or during the period following the Last Supper.”

It is an intense love, a love that Christ has for us.

Below is a video I found on youtube last year as I was preparing a message for Easter. It is called “Watch the Lamb.”

As you go through Good Friday, I hope you take time to stand in awe of the sacrifice that Christ made for us.

Now go to church on Easter Sunday, for it is a day of celebration. We have victory in Jesus, for He is not in the tomb, He is not dead, He is ALIVE!

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What are you on fire for?

On March 25th and 26th, we hosted Ignite. For those who don’t know what Ignite is, please go to my blog on Ignite.

It was a great weekend as teens from across the county came together. Above is a highlight video from the weekend. We stressed living our lives for Christ. We wanted create a desire for Jesus. It was a very emotional and fun weekend. We had speakers and a praise band. We played games like the Hillbilly Olympics and Minute to Win it. We had a LOT of great food to eat.

The services were very inspiring, challenging kids to examine their lives. It was amazing seeing their testimonies on facebook when I got home. Some of the kids were quoting song lyrics while others were saying it was life changing. The response was so overwhelming that we are talking about doing Ignite twice a year.

There are a lot of things in the world competing for our attention. The question is which one are we going to devote our lives to? What are we on fire for? Hopefully, we can point kids to the one that has a desire for them and in return create a desire for Him.

“As for me and my household we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15b

For more pictures from Ignite, go to my facebook page or the ECHOS Youth Group facebook page.

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Where is your hope

Hope can be defined as: to expect with confidence a feeling that what one desires will happen. The question today is what or whom do you place your hope or confidence in? Is it the stock market, job security, government or variety of others things that we think will save us or give us a sense of security. Everyday it seems we are inundated with news from around the world and in our own country of pending doom, chaos and unrest that could rock us to our core. Many are losing jobs and the cost of living is increasing at an alarming rate giving us a sense of hopelessness.

The Bible tells us in the book of Hebrews that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever; He never changes! He is a rock you can stand on, the one who can calm you in the storm, and can still your heart when fears, doubt, and uncertainty overwhelm you. What a comfort in these troublesome times! But I’m here to tell you, my friend, that there is no one else whom you can place your complete faith, hope and trust in.

Join me today in placing your faith in the One who can give you security and hope for the future. I placed my life my faith in Jesus many years ago and He has never failed me.

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