John Guest’s talk began with a detour. After Jim Lane shared some thoughts on the importance of Energy Groups following the suicide of an NCS brother, John shared how his own father’s suicide had impacted his life. John urged all present to get involved in Energy Groups–to be in close relationship with other men. With the time remaining, John then came back to his original topic. The focus of his message was on the importance of making a real faith commitment–getting off the fence. When he finished, you could hear a pin drop. John Guest
Paul Young, author of the best-selling book “The Shack”, explains how the book represents his personal story of coming to understand God’s character and incredible love. With tremendous humility, transparency and wisdom, Young shares a powerful message about shame, our attempts to hide and God’s relentless desire to heal our soul and rebuild our heart from the inside out. Young concludes by explaining the importance of a community of brotherhood like NCS to the healing process. William Young
What is the key to living the abundant life Jesus promised us, no matter our circumstances? Tom McGehee lost his teenage son in a motorcycle accident. In this message he shares about looking for hope in all the wrong places and how he learned that surrender is the key to a life of eternal hope. Tom teaches that we fill our lives with things of the urgent. Yet, it is the things of the eternal that bring us life. Its all about your perspective and your choice to see the world not through your lens, but with God’s view.
When many of us think of the Great Commission, we envision talking to people about Jesus (or wearing a placard on a street corner). Jay Lippy reminds us that the Great Commission can be carried out by discovering what God designed us for and then doing it with excellence. It is about living our faith. Jay Lippy