Monthly Archives: August 2008

Inside Out Series

We kick-off our new Fall Elevate series tonight! I hope that God changes many lives over the next 6 weeks. We will be dealing with a lot of issues that affect the inside and outside of student’s lives and how to respond like Christ.

The central passage is: Ephesians 5:15-17.

A glimpse into Jordan’s life…

Here is just a glimpse into the awesome brother Jordan has been to me. My younger brother Justin put this video together to honor Jordan’s life, go check out more of his videos here. Thanks to so many of you for praying, calling and leaving comments.

Jordan is my inspiration to live for Christ everyday.

Jordan Robinson = My hero

For many of you know that my younger brother Jordan went to be with Jesus yesterday. He is my hero, he showed me how to be Christ-like in good and bad times. He was always the more quiet, laid back brother but had a passion to love others and show them Jesus. He is my inspiration and my best friend. He was always there for me and through his battle with cancer, he fought like a warrior. Jordan’s example of patience, hard work, love and passion for Christ will always live in my heart and I pray that you share with others his story and the gospel. Remember to tell the people in your life that you love them.

Thank you to those who have prayed and encouraged Jordan through his battle with cancer. Jordan would want all people to come to know Christ, and I pray that many people come to know Jesus through his example.

Jordan’s home-going time will be:

Visitation Friday night from 6-8:30pm at: Thomas McAfee Funeral home, 639 N Main St., Greenville, SC 29601

The funeral is Saturday at 11am at White Oak Baptist Church, Greenville, SC.

Thank you for the many calls, emails and words for Jordan, myself and my family.

Click HERE to read more on Jordan’s story.

Keep striving for Christ. Keep telling lost people about the gospel of Jesus that Jordan lived for everyday.

New youth series “Inside Out”

I’m back in Jacksonville, I had a blessed time hanging out with the family and spending quality time with Jordan. Once again, we are thankful daily for the prayers for Jordan.

I’m excited for our new Elevate youth series starting this Wednesday night! I will put the logo on the blog soon. It is called “Inside Out” and will be focused in helping students be wise in their choices. The base scripture is Ephesians 5:15-17.

The reason for the message series is that many students never plan to become distant from God, get pregnant, gossip, get arrested, become an alcoholic, damage their testimony, leave church after they graduate…

Some would even say things like…

“I don’t know how I happened”
“I didn’t know he would _______”
“I didn’t know it was spiked”

We don’t PLAN to get into trouble…but the missing link is that many never learn to be proactive in their lives to become wise. The focus should be to make decisions that are based not upon their peers alone, but on the heart of God.

Instead of the question, “what is wrong with it?”

The question alongside God’s heart is…”Is this the wise thing to do?

I will post more in the future and I pray that God will help me and the students become authentic on the inside of our hearts and in our actions.

Any thoughts?

What can I say…

The olympics are always fun to watch, swimming is my favorite thing to watch because the winner is clearly shown and there is no “voting” or “scorers.” If you have watched the gymnastics you will see a scoring system that is skewed, the US team getting lesser scores than other countries while doing the same thing! It has been hard to watch for me…I’m not a gymnast but it just seems to be slighted in the scoring? Anyone else feel this way?

But…the swimming has been sweet! Michael Phelps and the rest of the relay team that beat France was the greatest! Not only was it awesome to see them win the gold medal, they quieted the “trash talkers” from France. The picture below is priceless!

The church

Many people define the word “church” as a building that people go to worship. I have learned more about the true heart of the church that is not defined as a building, but is a group of people that are the hands and feet of Christ.

I wanted to just say that I appreciate each of you that has personally encouraged me, my family and have been praying for Jordan and his battle with cancer. Me and Cassidy have enjoyed being with our family during this time. Jordan is my hero and is showing his strength in Christ. We got him a sweet new cell phone that he has enjoyed!

I have seen the following verse come alive thanks to those of you who have shown me the real meaning of the “church.”

“By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35

Heading home…

I’m heading home to see my family after church in the morning. I am going on short notice to see my brother who is battling cancer. He has been through a lot in the past year and has proven to be my hero and handling all of the pain and discomfort with God’s strength. God has continued to give my family strength through this time and I ask for your prayers for his healing and strength.

Jesus is the ultimate physician.

Here’s a picture of both of us at my ordination a while back…

Thank you for lifting Him up to the Lord.