Ignorance is Bliss*

*Sometimes

Let me explain… Information is important, and willfully ignoring what’s right in from of you is fatal. However, the experts, the professionals, the tenured and most experienced people will often give counsel that is counter intuitive to the gut instinct building inside of you to break molds, attempt the impossible, and set a new expectation for what’s “normal.”

Sometimes, and I do mean sometimes, you must ignore conventional wisdom regarding what you know you’re suppose to do. The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 1:27 that, “God chose the foolish things of this world to confound the wise; the weak things to confound the strong.”

If I had listened to the “wisdom” given me at various points in my life, I wouldn’t have gone into ministry, found my wife, had kids when we did, live where we live, started a church, grown a beard…

On a related note, people are super nosey! Which is kind of my point. Anyone can have a strong opinion rooted in their experience. But that doesn’t make it law for you. For every worthwhile pursuit, there’s a thousand voices giving compelling arguments as to why you shouldn’t even try. But you know the alternative means going to work, paying bills, repeat, wait for the embrace of death. You can’t play it safe.

Live. Attempt greatness. Risk failure. Accept defeat. Rise again. Pray harder. Rest. Take a fresh look. Learn. Grow. Fail again. Rise again. Find your breakthrough. Overcome. Look back. Celebrate. 20 years have past. Someone calls you an “over-night success.”  They’re inspired now. They don’t even know! It’s too late. There’s no stopping them now…

What can you say? Ignorance is Bliss. Sometimes.

Blessings,
Pastor John

The God Who Multiplies


Right now, if you’re a part of our church family at LifeCity Church, you know that we’re doing a big fundraiser/special offering for February 25, as we move into our new office, get ready for Easter, and plan for our future.

I wanted to take a minute to share more about why we give to offerings like this. Yes, it funds the work of our church. But it does something good for us personally as well when we give.

Every time in the Scriptures that God asks people for anything, it ultimately worked out to their benefit more than anything else. Because God multiplies whatever we give Him.

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Now Live Streaming our Sunday Gatherings!

In case we didn’t get the word out now, you can now watch the services of LifeCity Church LIVE every Sunday, no matter where you are! Our live streaming began in full form the beginning of this year, and can be watched directly on our website every Sunday here.

Additionally, to help get the message of Jesus out across as many opportunities asa possible, our services are also live streamed simultaneously on our LifeCity Facebook page, my Facebook page, and our LifeCity YouTube channel. Isn’t that cool?!?

We’re also creating weekly highlight clips from the weekend messages, which you can watch in all the same places. So whether you are a part of the LifeCity family but unable to make it one Sunday because of health or travel, you’ve moved from the area and still without a new local church home, or if you just love what we’re doing and want to enjoy the service – we are happy to get the word of all God is doing through our live streaming!

If you love this tool, and are excited to be able to stay connected even when unable to attend in person, do us a favor – subscribe to our YouTube channel, like our Facebook pages, and share to help us get the word out so that our circle of influence grows and more lives can be touched by the transforming love of Christ! Thanks, and it is an honor to bring God’s word to you!

Blessings,
Pastor John