Why Do This Video Series on “Hope When Life Hurts Most”? (VIDEO)

Over the next two weeks at Second Mile Church, we’ll be watching a video sermon series by Louie Giglio, founder of Passion Conferences, Passion City Church, and six steps records. This is clearly a new thing at Second Mile — we’ve never watched video sermons before — and it seems appropriate to explain the rationale behind these next few weeks.

Watch this brief video below for an explanation. And, if you’re naturally skeptical of something like this, you definitely should watch this.


  1. #1 by Troy Blakemore on December 29, 2010 - 11:25 am

    I see no difference in this vs. a guest speaker appearing live. Thanks for the courage to do this.

  2. #2 by Luke Simmons on December 29, 2010 - 11:26 am

    Glad you see it that way, Troy. I think your comparison is accurate and I think it will go well.

  3. #3 by Jarrod on December 29, 2010 - 12:05 pm

    This should be awesome! Louie Giglio is an excellent speaker. As for the video, this is as Troy said, no different than any other sermon. I spent years watching my pastor at my old church on a video conference screen. I am looking forward to the next two weeks, especially in light of what my family has been through in recent months.

    Thank you Luke.


  4. #4 by Todd Johnson on December 29, 2010 - 12:16 pm

    I agree with Troy, when a message is communicated in a particularly special, Spirit filled way, why mess with a good thing? I also know how much you love teaching Luke. Know that we love sitting under your teaching just as much. That being said, it does take both guts and a willingness to put yourself aside for Jesus, the Gospel and the SMC body.

    Thanks for your heart in this,
    – Todd

  5. #5 by Julie Watt on December 29, 2010 - 6:55 pm

    Luke, will the Giglio video be posted on-line on the website? We visited Second Mile during our Christmas break/time with family in AZ and are back in Washington now. Thanks for posting the head’s up.


  6. #6 by Luke Simmons on December 30, 2010 - 8:51 am

    Julie, we will be posting each message after each Sunday. I think you’ll enjoy them.

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