about me

Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA

Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995

Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)


quote of the week

"Pastor I don't like your plans" Bisagno, "what are your plans." man, "I don't have any." Bisagno, "I like my plans better than yours." .

Dr. John R. Bisagno:

blogs i read

marty duren
joe kennedy
art rogers
stuart delony
wade burleson
kiki cherry
david phillips
dorcas hawker
arkansas rasorbaptist
cb scott
ben cole
tim sweatman
jason sampler
mark mansheim
adam feldman
scott freeman
wes kenny
alan cross
john stickley
bowden mcelroy
c w
jamie wootten
nate goodwin
paul littleton
jeff richard young
J. A. Gillmartin
villa rica
phillips lynn
micah fries
preachin jesus
morris chapman
tim sweetman
kevin lancaster
jeremy roberts
al mohler
ronnie floyd
david rogers
sbc bloggers
greg pouncey
jason burns
howie luvzus
gary lamb
angela davis
neil elmore
jason shepherd
monday morning insight
wayne cordeiro
Southern Baptist Blog Aggregator

favorite links

my parents ministry
starbucks gossip
the ooze
willowcreek association
purpose driven
northpoint community church
springs church
albert pujols
shaun alexander
john maxwell
element 2
dale jarrett
bama magazine
bible gateway
biblical studies foundation

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listening [to]

building 429: rise

chris tomlin: live from austin music hall

various: music inspired by the chronicles of narnia

fusebox: once again

passion: How Great Is Our God

storyside:b : everything and more

delirious?: the mission bell

hillsong united: look to you


Monday, October 10, 2005

getting what you don't deserve!

Today was a bonus day! I walked into Starbucks (what's new right;)) Anyway, they asked me if I wanted a Vente Mocha for free, I thought bonus! I did my Bible Study and read from Don Miller's book Through Painted Deserts and then wanted a refill of coffee before I left. I got another free Vente coffee and Christy asked if I wanted a free Frapachino, bonus! Last night some friends gave me a $25 gift card to Starbucks, bonus. I have just been given so much that I don't deserve. It got me to thinking about God's Grace. Grace is getting something we don't deserve. I don't deserve anything good. I am a sinner. I sin more than I like to admit. I envy, lust, covet, have evil thoughts, etc... I wish it weren't true but it is. But God who is rich in mercy loves me anyway. Bill Hybels talked about that last week at Catalyst. Grace has hit me like a ton of bricks over the last year. I lived under no grace for years. I believe it made me cold and I looked at everything in black and white. But God's grace changed that. A New Kind of Christian by Brian McClaren was a book that I could relate to. In fact, I could have written it. My church growing up showed no grace. We were right and the rest of the world was wrong. When I went to Samford I was warned about "liberals." I was involved in Campus Outreach that was very legalistic. I joined a church in Huntsville and went on staff with that pastor in Atlanta that showed no grace. I think I have been going thru "detox" when it comes to God's Grace. His grace is enough! His Grace amazes me. His Grace is the fuel that keeps me going. I am grateful for a wife that has shown grace to others. I watch her and am amazed at her love. I thank God for that. I have learned to be more graceful. Year ago I would have thought I was a "liberal" to feel the way I do now. But I would rather err on the side of Grace. His Grace is enough!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 10/10/2005 12:30:00 PM


Blogger Jason Burns said...

TOOOOOOOOO true my friend!

10/10/2005 08:29:00 PM  

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Reading Now

The Cure for the Common Life
by Max Lucado

Recent Reads

The Creative Leader: Unleashing the Power of Your Creative Potential
by Ed Young Jr.

Your Spritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow
by C. Peter Wagner

Why Men Hate Going to Church
by David Murrow

Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders
by Aubrey Malphurs

must reads

The Next Generation Leader: Five Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future
by Andy Stanley

Choosing to Cheat : Who Wins When Family and Work Collide?
by Andy Stanley

The Best Question Ever
by Andy Stanley

Radical Reformission, The: Reaching Out without Selling Out
by Mark Driscoll

A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey
by Brian McLaren

The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren

Too Busy Not to Pray: Slowing Down to Be With God
by Bill Hybels

A Passionate Church
by Mike Breen and Walt Kallenstad

A Passionate Life
by Mike Breen and Walt Kallenstad

Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
by Donald Miller

Searching for God Knows What
by Donald Miller

Spiritual Leadership: Moving People to God's Agenda
by Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby

previous posts

Marketing and Church
Made it home alive!
It's hard to leave Catalyst
Blown Away
catalyst update
Leaving in the morning!
Bigger Than me!
Control Freeks
I'm going to Catalyst!
The Church Police! arghhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

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