This post is a big shout out to the folks at Willow Creek Baptist Church in Des Moines. First, they actually let me preach to them for two Sundays in a row. (Favorite comment on the second Sunday minutes before I was to preach: "Enjoyed your message last week. Try not to mess it up today." You have to know it was said by a friend from way back, so I had a good laugh.)
Next, they put both messages as podcasts on their website. Check it out:
The second one was especially reworked since I originally delivered it elsewhere a few weeks earlier. I think it's much more impactful -- and certainly shorter! So, thanks to Willow Creek for making these copies available for me and others.
And then -- and this is what's blowing us away -- they took a special offering for us after the two messages. We just learned this morning how much they gave and we're stunned. Their generosity was incredible.
So, God bless you, people of Willow Creek. You made a huge difference in our ministry. Thank you so much.