Thursday, October 25, 2012

Man Named
Visiting Central Ohio this Weekend

KABOOM! On June 14, 1969 Bob Wieland's life went one way and his legs went another!
That was the day that Bob's legs were BLOWN OFF after stepping on a booby trapped mortar in Vietnam while running to aid his fellow soldiers as a combat medic. Bob's life was changed instantly. He passionately says "I lost both legs, but I didn't lose my heart!"

This Saturday, October 27th @ 6:00pm
Sunday, October 28th 2012 @ 9:30am and 11:15am

Cypress Wesleyan Church – Alton Darby Campus
377 Alton Darby Creek Road Galloway, Ohio 43119

Vietnam veteran Bob “Mr. Inspiration” Wieland will share his
spectacular journey
through life, in celebration of our country, and the sacrifice of our men and women
in the Armed Forces!

Wieland travels to Ohio from Arcadia, California, and is currently on
“Celebrate America Tour” challenging all to do a measure more. On the tour,
he is speaking at high schools, colleges, corporate events, and churches.

While the world is enamored with "Reality TV," Bob Wieland has lived life for real!
As he says, “The Joy has been in the Journey!”

He has lived life on the edge. A rare breed who has experienced seemingly
insurmountable obstacles. He has accomplished incredible achievements that
have inspired others to go onward to "TAKE THE CHALLENGE" to believe
they possess, within themselves, what it takes to be champions in life!

 Bob is an extreme sports enthusiast. He is a four-time world champ in the
bench press with a personal best lift of 507 pounds, former strength coach
with the NFL (Green Bay Packers), and the only double amputee to complete the
grueling Iron Man Triathlon in Hawaii, WITHOUT the use of a wheel chair!

He has also competed in the LA and NYC marathons but Bob's greatest joy is
motivational speaking. Because of his ability to inspire others,
former president, Ronald Reagan, first recognized him as "Mr. Inspiration."

Bob Wieland is especially known for walking across America (ON HIS ARMS) from
LA to DC starting in 1982 and ending in 1986. This was an extreme challenge
that many name as the greatest athletic achievement of all time.

People Magazine has called Bob Wieland one of the SIX most
amazing Americans in the last 20 years!  

Bob’s fighting spirit has been an inspiration to millions around the world!
His life story is being made into a major motion picture and he
continues to challenge others to
"Always remember that it's too soon to quit!"

Friday, October 19, 2012

Healthy FEAR enhancing our lives...

If you’ve ever taken your foot off the gas pedal when you’ve see a police car, or checked your teeth before meeting a person for the first time, then you understand healthy fear (by the way, I have done bothJ). If you’ve ever received a speeding ticket and wished you had been more “cautious,” then you also understand what happens when our healthy fear dissipates to the point it no longer guides good decision making (yes, once again…I speak from experience). 

This weekend, we will look at the clear and STRONG teaching of God’s Word as related to a healthy fear of the Lord and how it is designed to enhance the quality of life we live.

Do you want riches, honor and a long, fulfilled life...then see you this weekend!

Pastor Ken

Proverbs 22:4-5 (NLT)
True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life. Corrupt people walk a thorny, treacherous road; whoever values life will avoid it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Don't miss Discovery Seminar!

Looking to take the next step of faith, but not sure what that looks like? Discovery Seminar is a great place to start! I'd love to have you join me for this informational class where I discuss our beliefs, our vision, how to become a member, and how you fit in here at Cypress. Come get your questions answered and Discover God's next step for you! Our next class is Wednesday, October 24, from 6-8:30pm. You can register online- Discovery Seminar

Friday, October 12, 2012

What to do when "IT" happens...

Fear Week 2 … 

When you hit the wall, when you feel yourself walking into your own worst-case scenario...what does scripture say we should do or how do we get over the wall? Some of us are in the midst of “IT” right now. Some of us are just coming out of “IT” and it is still a painful memory. Others feel they are heading into “IT,” and still others have no idea what we are talking about...hang in there and live a little more..“IT” will happen to you one day...FEAR. This weekend we are looking at the Bible to provide us with specific action steps (all of which are our responsibility to take) to work on, in cooperation for the Lord to do His work, so we may defeat fear’s control in our lives. I am also interviewing a guy from Cypress with a fascinating story of facing his greatest fears...the loss of millions, family, and health. This would be a great weekend to extend an invitation and bring a friend to hear how God says we can get over “IT.”

See you soon,
Pastor Ken

Friday, October 5, 2012

FEAR...monsters in monsters in relationships...

Do you have bedtime routines? If you have young kids in the house, I’ll bet you do. I remember what a great day it was in our house when I could simply say, “Go put your PJs on and brush your teeth…” instead of going upstairs to help them get ready for bed. Okay, truth be known, Serena did that far more than I did. Part of my bedtime routine with Peyton, our 8 year old (after we pray and I tuck him in), is turning out the light. However, before I can leave, he stops me with, “Dad, will you make sure the closet door is closed good.” It makes me laugh, but I remember those days as a child…do you? There is often a certain apprehension, anxiety, or fear about the closet door being open. I don’t think it helps that one night his older brother hid in the closet and jumped outJ 

By the time we become adults, the fears that grip and cling to us usually have migrated from monsters in the closets, to monsters that rear their ugly heads in relationships...the fear of not making it financially, the fear of public ridicule, the fear of being alone, or the fear of rejection.

I am convinced this series is going to be not only an encouragement and a help…but I believe the Lord is going to use this time as a life-defining change for many…could you be one…as we learn to conquer the fears that hold us back.

If you know friends who wrestle with fear, extend a simple invitation for them to join you as we learn together how to live life to the full…even in the midst of…FEAR.

See ya soon,
Pastor Ken