J.R. Posts

Three Lies about God’s Will for Your Life That You Probably Believe!

He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. – Jonah 1:3b

We are kicking off 2018 and too many to count are trying to figure out God’s Will for their life.
Should I date this person? Should I take this job? Is he ‘the one’? The list goes on and on.

Before making any decisions – Here are three common lies about God’s Will that you probably believe (we all have at some point).  

  • “It must be God’s Will – the details came together”
    I hear this one ALL the time! Without going into too much detail let me say this: When you want to run from God there will always be a ship ready to take you where you want to go! I believe Satan can open doors for you just like God can. The difference is that Satan wants to destroy you and lead you away from God’s best for your life! Just because the door is open – doesn’t mean we should walk through.
  • “I have a ‘peace’ about it!”
    You might not have heard this one as much but people who have been in church for a long time – use this ALL the time.
    I’ve had a ‘peace’ about a lot of things that I later regretted. It’s scary how your desires can consistently lead you in the wrong direction AND make you feel good about where you are going! Don’t fall for that in 2018! Your ‘peace’ about a direction doesn’t override God’s Word. Let Him be your guide. He is a lot more trustworthy.
  • “God knows my situation is complicated – so He understands.”
    Of course life is complicated. Everyone’s is. Just know this – God’s Will never contradictions God’s Word and your situation (or mine) is not the exception! No matter what!

Now that you know – in 2018 – you aren’t falling for that!

Ever feel like life will never get better?

We’re All Running Somewhere. We run in the right direction at times and in the wrong direction at others. That’s what gets us in over our heads, lost in a sea of painful memories, regret and bitterness. We sometimes think life will never get better, that we’ve gone too far. The good news? God still has a great plan for your life! Y0u don’t have to stay where you’ve been. You don’t belong THERE. You belong HERE!

Join us for this brand new series! If you are within driving distance – pick a location and time convenient for you.

Not within driving distance? We have you covered! Invite some people over and Join us online at 5PM on Sunday!


2018 Reading List

Every year I try to nail down some of the books I plan to read over the next 12 months. Here are a few that have made it onto my desk and/or Kindle as we head into 2018.

  1. Work Rules by Laszlo Bock
  2. The Last Arrow by Erwin McManus
  3. The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
  4. The 5 Most Important Questions by Peter Drucker
  5. Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith
  6. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
  7. Kingdom Triangle by JP Moreland
  8. Joy Unspeakable by Martin Lloyd Jones
  9. The Power of Moments by Heath
  10. Commanding Excellence by Gary Morton
  11. The Trellis and the Vine by Colin Marshall
  12. Staying is the New Going by Alan Briggs
  13. Paid to Think The Founders Mentality
  14. The Founders Mentality by Chris Zook
  15. 5 Voices by Jermie Kubicek/Steve Cockram

This isn’t everything but it’s a great start. I always leave room for 5-6 wildcards. Do you have a book that has impacted your life that you would recommend?

Hurricane Harvey Relief

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Freedom Church is committed to bringing hope and restoration to coastal communities that have been ravaged by the recent storms and devastating floods. By partnering with a local church in Corpus Christi, we will be collecting the following items all day on Sunday at our 4 Worship Experiences in Acworth and 2 in Kennesaw and then through next Tuesday, September 5th at our Acworth location.

Requested Items List
– Paper Towels
– Gallon-sized Bags
– Handheld Can Openers
– Canned Goods
– Snack Items
– Adult Wipes
– Adult Toiletries
– Toothbrushes
– Deodorant
– Body Soap
– Toothpaste

– Shampoo

Please purchase and drop off items from the needs list on Sunday before the Worship Experience of your choice (9:4511:154:306PM) in Acworth or (9:45, 11:15) in Kennesaw OR any other day in the item barrel at the doors of our Acworth location We will be delivering supplies to the affected regions on Wednesday, September 6th.

PLUS: Once you drop off the supplies – We have an incredible day planned for you and your family at both locations this weekend! You can get all the details here (Kennesaw) and here (Acworth)