Friday, November 19, 2010

Cohen's Photo Book

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Help For Haiti

Bayside, along with hundreds of churches, are joining together to be the church and reach out the the nation of Haiti through this devastating tragedy. There are several ways you can join the relief effort. Please visit to see how you can be the hands and feet of Jesus. Together, we can make a difference.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

are you in?

i can't believe this is the first blog of 2010... not that i had that many in 2009. the other day i was going through some memos on my phone and i came across this statement that i heard sometime last year (sorry i can't give proper credit... i didn't write down your name). it said, "we were saved so we can introduce others to Jesus. the understanding and application of that is what will cause our churches and ourselves to thrive." i've been thinking about that statement quite a bit and i find myself extremely challenged to make this year less about me and more about others. what i find most intriguing about the statement is the word application. i don't know about you, but it's fairly easy for me to understand this statement, however, it's a much harder task to actually apply it. from my personal life to my work/church life i want to know that i am helping people meet Jesus. how do i do that? i think it starts by knowing my Jesus like i've never known Him before. the more time i spend with Him, the more i become like Him. the more my actions, responses and opinions become like His, the easier it is for people to see Him and not just me. we shouldn't want people to look like us; we should want them to look like Jesus. imagine if we all applied that statement what our lives and cities would look like. so, are you in?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

dirt09 session 4 with dino rizzo

a few thoughts from pastor dino out of john 13

(verse 1) Christ had yet to show his full range of motion of his love... His full measure of love

when he did revel his love the full extent of it was shown thru serving. he had everything what is at his fingertips. he could have shown love in any way but he boiled it all down to serving a person.

what every is at our fingertips should boil down to affecting and serving people for the glory of God.

what am I doing with what's at my fingertips?

we don't serve to get out of serving we serve because that's what we do.

don't let the potential for many keep you from your passion for one.

dirt09 session 3 with anne jackson

my favorite one-liners from anne...

God wants your heart more than he wants your talent

God sees us through the lens of the cross

dirt09 session 2 with neil greathouse

here are just a few thoughts i took away from neil's message...

why do we tend to drift away from what we originally see?
1 because we are looking in the wrong places // are we looking everywhere else but the right place, God?
2 we're stuck in a rut
3 we're scared

how do we get our edge back?
decide that we're gonna chase after what got us started

• we can't continue to feed off of each other, we have to feed off of God.
• we will never reach the potential of what God has put in our churches if we continue to feed off each other rather than God.
• God wants us to experience him for ourselves.

dirt09 session 1 with rick bezet

here are just a few thoughts i took away from pastor rick's message...

be an encourager! there are hurting people all around us.

don't loose the confidence of your call
• "approch the throne of grace with confidence"
• look forward. don't have backwards vision

don't loose confidence in your dream
• there comes a time to broadcast your dream but until that day comes God wants to hear about it every day
• Jesus asked blind baratmas what he wanted because he wanted to hear his dream

3 types of peeps:
1 don't have a dream // the dream is lost
2 have the wrong dream
3 doing the God dream // God is always dreaming about souls

what dream am i dreaming?

live like God is as big as he really is. make decisions based on how BIG God is.