Great launch to the new series last weekend thanks to Chris Brown from North Coast Church in southern California. North Coast is one of the leaders in the multi-site movement. Their lead pastor is Larry Osborne who is one of my favorite authors and preaching pastors. Larry facilitates the K-Club pastor's gathering I go to every year. I highly recommend his book Spirituality for the Rest of Us: A Down-to-earth Guide to Knowing God (formerly titled A Contrarian's Guide to Knowing God). It's one of the best books I've read on spiritual growth. My boys both read it and loved it too. One of our small groups did a study of it a couple of years ago.
Every time I say or think of the book of Daniel, I think of that Denzel movie, The Book of Eli. I haven't seen it, but it looks fascinating. Very apocalyptic, much like Daniel.
This week we cover Daniel 2 and I'm very excited about something I'm doing in that message that I've never done before. I'll fill you in on that tomorrow.