As Yourself

As Yourself

My Story

Ephesians 2 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. My…

Eternity

Same place Same time Same people Acts 17:16-18 Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. 18 Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. And some said, “What does this babbler wish…

Greater

John 14 12  “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do;….   Jesus loved people. Jesus made disciples.   John 14 12…and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.     Greater is not a description of you. Greater is not a description of the quality of the work.   Greater is a corporate term. Greater is about purpose. Greater is about the…

Slow Down

There was a now-infamous study presented to Congress in the 1960’s. The study claimed that with all the new labor saving devices, within 30 years we’d only work 15 hours a week and our main problem would be what to do with “all this time on our hands.”   We often wear busyness as a badge of success   Busyness is often a smokescreen for an empty life   Satan can’t stop us from loving Jesus or people so he…

Compassion

Luke 10 25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said…

As Yourself

The “As Yourself” lifestyle is impossible for anyone not in love with Jesus   People are not projects to be fixed or accomplished   You must be willing to have the humbling and awkward conversation   Mark 12 28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel:…