Well, I’m flying back from Florida right now. I was amidst palm trees this morning; but alas -18 degrees awaits me at home!!!! (Do you realize how much I love you guys in the Twin Cities!!!!) Yesterday, my wife and I made a desperate last minute attempt to stay a few more days; but it would only cost us $310 to change our flights! : (
But all is still well! In fact, I came down to Florida to preach at the most amazing church: Next Level Church of Fort Meyers Florida. It felt a lot like Substance. The worship was great, the people were great; but, most of all, the lead pastors Matt and Sarah Keller are truly one-of-a-kind. I’ll tell you what: Pastor Matt is like my brother from another mother… for real! Set aside the fact that we have the same over-caffeinated preaching …Believe it or not, we were born only hours apart in the same year! And I’ll tell you what, it’s so hard to find down-to-earth pastors like the Kellers. So get ready Substance: I’m probably gonna have them up to preach A LOT!!! (during the summer). In fact, Pastor Matt just released a brilliant book for pastors called “Up the Middlle.” So, if you have a chance, check out his website at www.upthemiddle.org.
Anyway, Substance, I’m excited to see all of you at Three Services this Sunday! (8am, 9:45, 11:30 am)! I know it took us a while to get ready for this; but, this should seriously help all the parking problems we’ve had. (And if you people would simply stop leading people to Christ, this would be a lot easier!)
And remember, we’re calling it the “State of the Church” Address so get ready! I’m gonna share some wild news this Sunday that will be exciting for the whole church! So be there or be square.
I love you guys!!!