Just sayin'

Long Time No Blog

Just want to let my blog readers that I have not dropped off the Blog map.

It has just been a different couple of weeks latey of which I will blog about soon.

Thanks for checking in.

See you in a bit.

Steve

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family, marriage

55 AND ALIVE

Today is April 9th and it is Spring.

Spring to many of us  means life and a new day ..Spring and “springtime” refer to the season, and broadly to ideas of rebirth, renewal and regrowth.

Today my parents celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary.

This morning I called them to wish them and congratulate them on 55 years of a living and thriving marriage together.

I love life, I love living things and I love watching thriving marriages.

It is an amazing legacy to have two parents that have an amazing portrait of a living marriage for all of us to see.

Happy 55th mom and dad you are amazing.

Steve

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Arizona, Bikes, Mountain biking

PRESCOTT TRAIL CREW WORK DAY

I just wanted to post a few pics of our Prescott trail work day this past Saturday.

What a great day of repairing one of the fastest sections of this years Whiskey Off Road Mountain Bike Endurance race.

The event will begin on the famous “Whiskey Row” square in mile high city Prescott Arizona April 24th.

It is steeper than it looks.

Riding mountain bikes is much better when you contribute to building the trails you ride on.

Epic rides Todd Sadow writes,

http://www.epicrides.com/

“Whiskey Off Road is three weeks away, a HUGE ‘THANKS’ to the Prescott trail crew who saddled up this weekend and put in the hours cleaning up the course. We hear the 260 descent has ‘fast’ written all over it. Tighten your woodscrews folks..”


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church family

Easter 2010

I just wanted to post a few photos that are special to me from Easter Sunday at PFA 2k10.

I just want to say thank you to all who made this Easter Sunday a moment to be remembered.

Diana, Sarah, Jason, Adam, Noah, Mikel, Natascha, Brenda, Stacey, Jimmy, Jordan, Jamie, Jeff and Tracey, Chelsey, Caleb and Beth. Also, Thanks go to our greeters, the ushers , and nursery workers that helped serve our community with another Easter to celebrate our risen Lord Jesus.

I love being able to celebrate Easter as pastor with our ever changing and passionate church family.

Thank you to all who served.

Steve Lummer

pastor – Prescott First Assembly

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Ministry

THE RESURRECTION IS KIND OF A BIG DEAL

THE RESURRECTION IS KIND OF A BIG DEAL
Pastor Steve Lummer
Easter Sunday

And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile 1 Corinthians 15:17

Without the resurrection of Jesus, there is no CHRISTIANITY.

What is resurrection?

You are LIVING then you are DEAD then you are LIVING again.

WE HAVE HOPE AND A FUTURE BECAUSE OF THE RESURRECTION.

1. Jesus went before us into the CAVE of the GRAVE.
And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud  60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away.  Matthew 27

2. It changes EVERYTHING now.
Because I live, you also will live. …. … Because I live, you also will live.  John 14

– It changes how I WORSHIP God.
This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do you, as oft as you drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you do show the Lord’s death till he come. 1 Cor. 11

– It changes how I OBEY God.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, – Matthew 28

– It changes how I look at FAMILY and FRIENDS.
Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23

– It changes how I IMAGINE my future.
In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. John 14

I like my future. Because He lives I live.

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Books I'm Reading

BOOKS I AM READING THIS SPRING – PART 2

One of the goals this past three weeks on our 21 day fast was to “fast” television  and read a couple of good books that would feed the soul
The Christian Atheist, by recovering Christian Atheist Craig Groeschel, is an honest, hard-hitting and eye-opening look into the ways people believe in God but live as if he doesn’t exist.

“The more I looked, the more I found Christian Atheists everywhere.” Former Christian Atheist Craig Groeschel knows his subject all too well. After over a decade of successful ministry, he had to make a painful self admission: although he believed in God, he was leading his church like God didn’t exist. To Christians and non-Christians alike, to the churched and the unchurched, the journey leading up to Groeschel’s admission and the journey that follows—from his family and his upbringing to the lackluster and even diametrically opposed expressions of faith he encountered—will look and sound like the story of their own lives. Now the founding and senior pastor of the multicampus, pace-setting LifeChurch.tv, Groeschel’s personal journey toward a more authentic God-honoring life is more relevant than ever.

So far this is great stuff.

Steve Lummer

Lead Pastor Prescott First Assembly

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Books I'm Reading

BOOKS I AM READING THIS SPRING – PART 1

One of the goals this past three weeks on our 21 day fast was to “fast” television  and read a couple of good books that would feed the soul

My first choice was, A Million Miles In A Thousand Years by Donald Miller.

Miller Writes; “every life is a story” and “the saddest part about life is that you don’t remember half of it.”
“If we want a feeling of meaning in life,” Miller writes, “I don’t think we have a choice but to live a good story — that is, to propel ourselves into some noble adventure, enduring difficult conflict for a cause greater than ourselves so we can see a tension resolve for the betterment of the people around us, for our families and our friends and for strangers less fortunate, thus setting a moral compass for everybody watching our stories, giving them the inspiration to lead a better life themselves.

“And it bears repeating: in living a great story, we defy a dark force propagating what I believe to be a lie, that a human life is not worth living, that the story you have living within you is not worth telling.”
So far this is a great read.  I love picking up a new book and forcing myself to stay away from the typical brain candy of television and the internet.
Nothing better than the feel of paper and the reading of great thoughts that propel me into another season of growth and learning.

Steve
Lead Pastor Prescott First Assmbly.

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