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Entrusted

Giving a giftEntrusted (verb) – “to put into the care or protection of someone.”

I’ve been thinking about the idea of entrustment lately. The other day, in fact, I was wrestling with some things in my devotional time with God as I prayed. When I stilled my mind, a verse from the Bible came to me.

When I turned there, it was exactly what I needed. God truly speaks to us from His word. The verse is 1 Timothy 6:20 and says:

“Guard what has been entrusted to your care.” [click to continue…]

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The Reign of Love

Sun RaysI am currently working on a sermon series on 1 Corinthians 13:4-12, which is the Apostle Paul’s famous love chapter.

You are probably familiar with this chapter, or at least have heard it at a wedding. But truthfully, even though I have heard these verses many times, and have myself read them perhaps a hundred times, I still feel I fall so short of what it means to love.

Tim Elmore, a blogger and leadership expert, says the further we can see out, the better choices we’ll make today.

I think that is true… and I think it applies to how we love. [click to continue…]

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The Narrow Gate is Calling You

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I would venture to say that what you feel in your heart is God’s calling seems to be the most difficult path of everything presented to you.

The paths to achieving any of my own freedoms have come with great sacrifice. Many sleepless nights of worry, fear, and anxiety have haunted every decision I was making. [click to continue…]

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Venture On!

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-image33440947In the late 1800′s, in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, one of the greatest preachers of his day, Alexander Whyte, gave a riveting lecture on John Bunyan’s immortal, Pilgrims Progress. In fact, Whyte gave a series of lectures on Bunyan for his Sunday night Bible Study entitled, The Characters of Pilgrims Progress.

In one such lecture, Whyte used the word “venture” 18 times!

What does venture mean? [click to continue…]

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The Power of the First Step

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Technology can be both amazing and discouraging at the same time.

It’s amazing because it gives us instant access to information and other people no matter where they live around the globe. It’s discouraging, however, because it’s easy to get caught up in comparing ourselves to others.

We read someone’s success story on Facebook or online and think, “Man, I must really stink because I don’t make that much money or have that kind of impact.” And then we get discouraged and feel we are wasting our efforts.

As a result, many people settle or compromise or give up.

We live in a celebrity-focused culture where we are told if we look a certain way, have a certain talent, make enough money, or have lots of stuff, we will be “something.”

But it’s not true. [click to continue…]