Pastor Craig Groeschel is a great man of God and a good friend. God has used him to revolutionize my understanding of unity and the Kingdom of God. The team at LifeChurch.tv provides more resources and creates more opportunities for partnership in the Gospel than any church I’ve ever encountered.
A while back, Pastor Craig preached a powerful message series called Practical Atheist. He defined a practical atheist as someone who says he believes in God, but lives as if He doesn’t exist. One of the sermons gripped me so powerfully that I took an entire weekend at Elevation to broadcast the message to all of our campuses. The response was overwhelming.
When Pastor Craig told me that his next book, The Christian Atheist, would be based on this concept, I immediately started imagining the impact it could have on Christians and churches all over the world.
The book releases next Tuesday. Although Pastor Craig didn’t ask me to do this, I really felt I needed to take a day on my blog and help get the word out. Of course, I strongly encourage you to order a copy for you and your peeps. But I’d also recommend that you take this opportunity to expose as many people as possible to the challenge in creative ways. Here are a couple ideas.
-Show one or more of the messages from the series, Practical Atheist, in your church. Because of the incredible generosity of the LifeChurch.tv team, you’ll be able to download and show the messages free of charge. This is a tremendous blessing.
This link should take you right to the series: http://open.lifechurch.tv/series/3475
The sermon we used specifically was Week 2. They’re all fantastic.
-Buy a couple dozen, or a couple hundred books for key people in your church. Use it as small group curriculum. Give it as a gift to new Christians (would be especially helpful as Easter approaches.)
You know I don’t use this blog to advertise or promote stuff very often. But I believe when God has anointed a man and a message, we should all get behind it in any way we can. I really believe in Craig Groeschel, LifeChurch.tv, and the truth in this book. Now go buy a bunch of copies.