Hello lovely wonderful friends!
This is a message I had the privilege to preach at an amazing college ministry in Gainesville, FL.
The message is titled: The Reckless, Relentless, Sloppy Grace of God: The Church That Jesus Had In Mind.
Of anything I’ve ever preached, this one is the truest message of my heart: that we would become a community of reckless honesty that gets entrenched into the mess of real lives with thoughtful nuance and that costly love called grace. Whether you hate church or you’ve attended your whole life, I believe this is what God is after.
Some things I talk about are: My time at the mental institution with drug addicts and sex addicts and recovering mental patients, the awkward harrowing nerve-racking experience of bringing your friend to church (and it happens to be sacrifice-a-live-animal day), the cringe-inducing moment when the preacher goes political, finding out what percentage of the church is actually God’s intention, the recent trend of movies where bad guys are not really bad but have a tragic back-story, what saying “I do” really means, that time I fought a pastor in a parking lot, and sculpting a real eye-to-eye face-to-face friendship over coffee.
Here are other messages from the podcast.
Be blessed and love y’all!