The journey of loving Jesus can be quite complex. We start by recognizing that we need Jesus and then we surrender our hearts to Him. But after that we seem to fall into the fallacy, the myth, the legend that says, "once you surrender your life to Jesus you should be great. No more struggles, miraculous deliverances, etc..."
Unfortunately, life does not work that way. Accepting Christ does not automatically lead to sainthood and sometimes the path of spirituality walks hand in hand with our addictions, struggles and inadequacies.
SkullPlace is a ministry that seeks to present the incredible "grace, love and mercy" of Jesus to a world and people who have rapidly forgotten WHY He died upon that cross. Our goal is simple and can be summed up by the words of Brennan Manning, "God loves you unconditionally, as you are and not as you should be, because nobody is as they should be."
You can join with us on the journey by following our Facebook page which is called SkullPlace. Doc also has a Youtube page called DrPatrickLive.
We also are actively involved in BikersAgainstTrafficking.org
The Old Testament book of Ezekiel tells the story of God bringing a valley of dry bones (skulls) back to life. Ever since I read that I knew that no one is too far gone. There is hope for everyone. It is why we do what we do.
Doc is mission minded with an intentional focus on introducing people to the incredible love and grace of Jesus. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a doctoral degree in ministry he combines all aspects of life in a practical presentation of the Bible.
We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God and our personal Savior forever. Other than that...we strive to allow the Holy Spirit to do the work and attempt to stay out of the way.
We desire to remain a safe place to experience God. A place to question, a place to be, a place to be loved, a place to pray, a place for the Holy Spirit to guide us and lead us into all truth. We are FAR from perfect and simply trying to do the best we can.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
1. God and His Word are trust worthy
Everyone needs to find “true north”. At SkullPlace, we believe in trustworthiness of God and His word. Our trust in God’s Word is based on the presupposition that there is a God, and that this God has taken steps to reveal himself to us. We believe the Bible is God’s revelation to man. As such, the scripture is our final authority for what we believe and practice.
At SkullPlace we interpret the Bible “normally” – at face value according to its literary style. All our teachings are Bible based.
2. Christ is our Savior and King
We make a statement about where our loyalties lie, and whom we believe to be the source of salvation.
When we say Christ the King, we’re saying that He alone is worthy to be on the throne of our hearts (Philippians 2:10-11). Christ is not just a way, but the only way by which a person may receive eternal life in heaven with God.
3. There is hope for the future, and forgiveness for the past
Our God is a God of grace. His heart is toward the lost (Luke 15) Jesus came and died for us, not because we were deserving of His love and forgiveness, but because we were absolutely not. God loves us in spite of who we are, not because of who we are.
At SkullPlace we don’t view failures as final. We are a church of recovery. We believe that the ruined can be redeemed, recovered, recruited, renewed and reproducing. We are all in process and that is OK.
4. God and His Word are trust worthy
The church does not save you. Only the gospel saves you. But the church plays a vital role, it carries the “good news” as a sacred trust. It is our duty to disseminate the truth far and wide. To this end we are intentional and aggressive in our strategies. Time is precious. There is an urgency about our work. God doesn’t want anyone to perish. He wants as many people as possible to accept His offer of salvation.
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If you desire to be part of this grand adventure come join us every Sunday morning ONLINE via our Facebook page at 10 am. Doc also speaks at various churches, workshops, seminars across the United States. If you desire to contact Doc please email: Doc@bikersagainsttrafficking.org
Doc's cell (407) 739-3846
PO Box 471484, Lake Monroe, FL 32747