Community and Love Sermon

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

Last Sunday I got the opportunity to preach at Harvester Christian Church. I talked about Community and wore a headset that makes my hair look goofy. Here she be if you are interested in watching.

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Kyle Reed

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • http://davidgoodwin.com David

    You are really good at this. I hope you know that. And if by some huge error of existence you didn't know that, you do now.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylelreed

      I appreciate that David.
      Glad to see that you made it out of that traffic, and I enjoyed the opening ceremony last night.

      • http://davidgoodwin.com David

        Emergency roadworks creating havoc after some flash flooding. Fun.

        And glad you enjoyed the ceremony. I do find it weird to think that all these amazing cultural aspects of ceremonies have such a huge reliance on Australian talent, but we keep getting hired so people must be happy with it.

        My team are flying to China immediately following the Games for the Shanghai World Expo. By the time they get home, they will have been gone for 7 months…and I will have emigrated across the globe.

  • http://twitter.com/baylormum Shellie Kubicki

    Wow. Why do people want to make being a “part of” so complex? It is as simple or as hard as WE make it for ourselves. I long to be a part of. For so long I was in my own bubble. Minding my own business. Not letting anyone in. Not getting out of that comfort zone. There is still a bubble, but I hope I am expanding it enough to start becoming a part of. The air in that bubble gets stagnant if I don't move. I chose to stay in that bubble without God, too. He was out there somewhere. Plotting against me! Letting God back into my life opened up all kinds of communities for me to be a part of! Today I choose the freedoms God has given me!

    I am a part of:
    -the world that God has made
    -my life
    -my recovery
    -the blogging community
    -that electronic world you mentioned of twitter & FB

    God has so much to offer to every single community of people. Every single person. It costs nothing to join. Except time. Work Him into your schedule all day long & there will be rewards.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylelreed

      Glad you are apart of all of those communities.

  • http://twitter.com/mcblake Mark Blake

    I'm heavily involved in Toastmasters, so I see a lot of speeches (or sermons, if we were in church).

    You have a very natural way about your speaking. I am sure you put a lot of preparation into your sermon and its quality reflected it, but at the same time it did not seem rehearsed. The presentation was very relaxed, very welcoming, while offering well put together thoughts and concepts.

    You've got a lot of talent and I know it will serve you well.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylelreed

      Thanks Mark, I really appreciate that.
      I have been interested in getting involved in Toastmasters but have not made that step yet.
      I think what has really helped me was spending a year as a teacher for 7/8th graders teaching Bible. It has helped my communication.

      This sermon was nice to preach because I was not reliant on my notes and yet it felt natural with what I was saying.
      Thanks again for the kind words.

      • http://twitter.com/mcblake Mark Blake

        Kyle – make that step. I cannot recommend it strongly enough.

        Toastmasters offers so much more than just improved speaking skills. There are two education tracks – the speaking track and the leadership track.

        You fulfill the tasks in the speaking track just by speaking – they start with the basic and move on to more complex over time. The leadership track is fulfilled by serving as roles in the meeting, being a club officer, and becoming leadership within the organization.

        Toastmasters is divided up into Regions which are divided into Districts, Divisions, Areas, and then Clubs. It takes a lot of volunteers to make it all run well.

        Long story short, if you can find the right club – one that is not only involved in doing speeches but one that is also involved in district leadership – you will have the opportunity to seriously stretch your leadership muscles along with your speaking muscles.

        Not to mention the connections that you can make and how amazing it will look on a resume.

        I believe that you live in District 8. If you'd like, I'll email the District Governor and ask for some clubs near you whose members are some of the District leadership – that could give you a great boost up.

  • kamrie

    I really like your topic of love and community. I think the community showers thing was a great example of how a true community is. Also your thing about Adam and his need for both man and God was genius

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylelreed

      thanks for giving me the thoughts about Adam and God

  • http://twitter.com/Zacinator Zac Cross

    This was really good. Was this for regular church, youth group, young adults? No matter what, you nailed it.

    On a technical note: Not sure if you listened to this on earphones, but it seems to only be on the left speaker.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylelreed

      Thanks man. Appreciate it a lot. It was for a youth group, my home church.

      They were having some problems with the audio…ya I noticed it was just mono as well. But I am glad to have video.