Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fusion Event Rocks PCC

Last night PCC's Student Ministry, Underground, hosted the first-ever Fusion Outreach Event. Special guest hip hop artist, Flynn Adams, from LA was in the house laying down some serious beats and unbelievable rhymes. I was so proud of our youth pastor, Andre Anderson and his team of dedicated volunteers and students who invited all of their friends. This was the largest youth event in the history of PCC with 345 people in attendance.

It's so great to see a student-led youth ministry reaching their friends for Jesus. Way to go Underground!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Weekend Update

We had a great weekend at PCC as we wrapped up our Gospel series. We baptized tons of new believers and celebrated the changed lives that are happening right here in our house. Man this never gets old watching people turn from their old life and commit to following Jesus.

We were just shy of 1900 in attendance and are experiencing a great wave of momentum as we get ready for the our new series this weekend, End of the World. You don't want to miss this weekend. Invite your friends to come!

Here are a few picture highlights for this past weekend.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

iPAD Solo

The group Squeeze appeared on Jimmy Fallon's show and performed "Pulling Mussels from a Shell." What's pretty cool is that during the song the keyboardist rips a mean solo on an iPAD. Check it out around minute 2:32 in the song. Very cool! I wonder if or when we'll have a guy play a solo in church on an iPAD.

Gospel Day #19

"Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 19:14

Jesus loves kids. He said heaven is for people who are just like kids. When I think of my kids I would describe them as: trusting, in need of care and protection, sometimes helpless, full of love, painfully honest about their emotions and unpredictable. Thank God heaven isn't for perfect, well-put-together, in need of no-one and nothing, kind of people. What a relief.

"Father, thanks for making heaven for someone just like me - a big kid. I need your grace, mercy and help to make it through another day."

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Night Download

What a crazy weekend! Here are some of my highlights:
  • I preached 7 different times and I'm totally wiped out. But its a good tired. I don't know how some of these mega church pastors preach 5 to 7 times a weekend. They are insane!
  • My good friend, David Kim, leads the second largest 2nd Generation Korean ministry in Queens, NYC. He asked me to speak at their fall retreat. My family and I had a blast with David and his family and ministry team.
  • We had an amazing move of God during the retreat and literally spent hours at the altars in the presence of God. Times of refreshing!
  • I preached via video in the Saturday night service at PCC for the very first time. We got a lot of great feedback. My church loves change and they are so flexible. Love you PCCers.
  • My wife and kids and I are all feeling better. We've all been fighting colds this week. Thanks for praying for our complete recovery.
  • The PCC worship team did an amazing job with leading the worship this weekend. I loved the arrangements! Powerful praise!
  • A man sitting on the second row of the 9:30am service today passed out due to low insulin from his diabetes. It was unsettling to say the least but I was so proud of our ushers and security team who took care of the gentlemen and his family.
  • I spoke in the Spanish service today and had a great time with our Latino brothers and sisters. Marisella did an amazing job interpreting. So excited about what God is doing in our Spanish ministry.
  • We prayed for a brother named Pedro this week who was just diagnosed with Stage IV liver cancer. He needs a miracle. Please keep him in your prayers. God is able!
  • Next weekend we are baptizing almost 100 new believers at PCC. We love people and changed lives at PCC.
  • Our special musical guests this weekend is the Latino Band Salida7. Check them out at
  • In two weeks we kick off a brand new series on the Book of Revelation called "End of the World." Begin inviting your friends now.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Laying Low

This week I've been laying low due to sickness. I've hardly been out of bed for the past 3 days. As you can imagine, it's been difficult for me to blog or even read much this week. I appreciate your prayers and look forward to sharing more of my insights from the Gospel reading next week.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Gospel Day #9

"And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everyone." Luke 9:6

It seems that everywhere the gospel is preached it is accompanied by miraculous signs and wonders. A blind man is given sight. A demoniac is set free. A man born lame walks. The simplicity of the gospel message changes lives. Marriages restored. Sins forgiven. Jesus and his Kingdom is not just a matter of talk, but of power. It would stand to reason that where lives are not being changed the gospel is not being preached.

"Father, help me to keep the gospel message - Jesus Christ and him crucified, the main message of my ministry. Please demonstrate your power in my day to change lives and destinies for your glory."

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Gospel Day #8

"But say the word, and let my servant be healed." Luke 7:7

The words spoken by the Centurion filled the air with faith. In fact, Jesus said his faith was unusual - like nothing he had ever seen. He simply asked Jesus to heal his servant by just speaking a word. This audacious faith captured the attention of Jesus and he responded to it. What would my life look like if I operated with that kind of faith? Instead of second-guessing, or worst-case-scenario planning ... today may I be guided by a "just say the word" kind of faith that fills the atmosphere with expectancy and anticipation.

"Father, I thank you for reminding me today that you have been given all authority in heaven and in earth. May I trust in you and live with audacious, bold faith today. Amen."

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Staff Picnic

Yesterday we had a great day at our staff Labor Day picnic. I'm so blessed to serve with some of the greatest people in the Kingdom. Here's a few snapshots.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Gospel Day #5

"But at your word I will let down the nets." Luke 5:5

Jesus was calling his disciples to follow him. He went to the wharf and met some fishermen who had been fishing all night and caught nothing. Jesus told them to cast their nets on the other side of the boat. Without hesitation, they obeyed and caught a huge catch.

Instant obedience to the word of Jesus bring instant success. When Jesus speaks, I must obey without hesitation. A simple "I will" reply is all that Jesus asks. An obedient and submissive spirit that follows Jesus without delay will yield great joy and satisfaction in life and ministry.

"Father, help to obey your Word today without hemming and hawing or questioning or complaining or second-guessing. I want to follow you with first-time, cheerful obedience, knowing full well that you will weigh down my life with your blessing."

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Gospel Day #4

Matthew 4:4 "But he answered, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God."

The Holy Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness prior to the beginning of his preaching ministry. While there, Jesus fasted for forty days. Satan tempted Jesus three different times. On each occasion, Jesus responded with "It is written." The Word of God is the only offensive weapon we have to fight the devil (Eph. 6). Every time the devil opens his mouth, we should simply open the Word.

"Father, thank you for your Holy Scriptures that not only comfort me in times of trouble, but also defeat the work of the enemy in my life and ministry. As I study it and memorize it, please sear it on my heart and conform me to its likeness."

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Gospel Day#3

John 3:30 "He must increase, but I must decrease."

John was preaching the gospel and baptizing people in water. After he baptized Jesus in the Jordan river, Jesus himself began baptizing people. Many of John's followers began to follow Jesus.

Instead of flying into a jealous fit of rage and envy, John simply recognized that everything he had received was ultimately from God. And that his job was to make the name of Jesus famous, not his own. Sometimes life in the limelight can make you blind. It's good to remember that it's never been about me, but it's always been about Jesus.

"Father, thanks for reminding me to not be a diva. And if I ever start to show diva-like tendencies, kick me in the butt and remind me that it's only about bringing glory to one name - Jesus."