It’s nine minutes long, but if you set yourself down to watch the whole thing it will change. your. life. Seriously.

When I first got back from Africa, we had a Christmas party for our youth group. When I was told last minute that instead of party games we’d be sitting down to watch a sermon, I was pretty bummed. But then I heard the name Louie Giglio come from the other room and my ears perked up. Louie’s name is not common to our normal church name-dropping cycle and he’s personal favorite so I arranged a plate of chips and salsa and sat down.

This section is at the tail end of a sermon he preached at a Passion conference (you can buy the DVD here) . The whole message was eye-opening and incredibly edifying, but this Laminin section blew me away.

Watching this came during a time of reflection on my two weeks in Nigeria and hit me hard. Some of the scripture mentioned in this video made it into some thank you letters and helped solidify what God actually did with me out there.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.  –Colossians 1:15-20

It’s been two months since we arrived back from Nigeria and for some reason I can’t get the trip out of my mind this week. I am overwhelmed with memories, so you will probably see some of my thoughts purged here sometime soon.

Thanks for watching. A double thanks for reading.

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