Confessions of a Young Punk

It’s been a long hard year.


Ryan and I started blogging a little over two years ago. For a while not more than a handful of people knew it even existed. There has never been much rhyme or reason, just talking about the things we care about. Other than our semi-frequent “Shelf/Ipod/Fridge” posts, the only consistent thing about this blog is that often times we say we are going to start a series of posts and never get past one or two. Well, here’s to breaking that trend.

Over the next few weeks I will be blogging exclusively about the last year or so of my life. I have titled the series, “Confessions of a Young Punk” becuase I think that best describes what the past year has been like. Since last August I have been a part of three churches, one of which was my failed attempt at planting a church. Now, as my wife and I stare at the future wondering what is next, my head swirls with various convictions and life lessons that God has been gracious enough to teach us.

My hope is that this series will serve as:

– An encouragement to those who have dealt with young punks before. That God is faithful to your prayers: that He would humble us.

– An encouragement to those who have attempted to plant a church, and by God’s grace, have failed.

– An encouragement to those who have attempted to plant a church, and by God’s grace, have seen success.

– A warning to those who think they are God’s gift to their city/ministry, and haven’t paid any dues, or as Lloyd Jones once said, “Have not been humbled”.

See that’s the thing with being humble. You don’t just wake up and decide to be humble. It’s not like being humble is something to be good at. No, in fact, we are made humble. We are humbled by God. This last year I have been greatly humbled by God. This series is my story.

matt

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