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This Sunday – June 20

I want to be a billionaire so freakin bad . . .

That’s the first line of a popular song.  I wouldn’t know it except that I hear it at least three times when I go to the gym, and at least once any time I’m in the car with my teenage daughter.  It has a catchy tune. 

The singer wants to be rich and famous, have his name up in lights.  The rap part of the song does say that he will do the Brad and Angelina adoption thing and help out victims from Katrina, but the emphasis is on being someone important.

At least he’s honest.

I think that by design we all have the drive to be someone or to do something that matters.  Bottom line is that we know that our lives are supposed to matter

This Sunday I begin a new message series, Rebuilding What Matters.  It will be based on a book in the Bible that I have never taught:  Nehemiah.

It’s an incredible story of someone who doesn’t accept what is.  It’s an incredible story of what God can do through someone who doesn’t accept what is.

You don’t have to live very long until you are confronted with something that needs to be rebuilt.  It may be a dream, a vision of life, a career, a marriage, a family, a community, a relationship.

We will learn how to have the passion, hope and endurance to be part of God’s plan to rebuild what he had in mind in the first place.

This Sunday:  Intro, Nehemiah 1:1,2.

And, Happy  Fathers’ Day.