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YOUR LOVE AWAKENS ME BY PHIL WICKHAM
Halloween is right around the corner… I think I have gone through all the phases of Halloween in my Christian walk. I’ve ignored it, only participated in church events and have turned out the porch light early so I could still take some of the good candy for myself.
I am always game for a challenge… that’s where Pastor Jim Crews of Valley Bible Fellowship in Las Vegas comes in. Who knew that Halloween just might be the best day of the year to connect with our neighbors and show them love… ß Did I really just say that out loud? You’ll understand how I came to that conclusion after checking out what Pastor Jim had to say about Halloween…
Dave from Sidewalk Prophets talks about perspective behind music reflected toward God and how songs can get ahead of culture rather than follow culture.
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Three things that encouraged me today...
This week I've been thinking a lot about agendas. Maybe it was Columbus Day, maybe it was the Iran nuclear talks in the news or all the politicians on TV arguing about our national debt. I just see agendas everywhere shifting our culture in ways that make me uncomfortable. I even see Christians tearing down other churches in our city. I point it out because passions can easily turn into agendas. Sometimes we don't even realize it, but we are hurting people as we push our agendas.
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Today we remember the attack on the World Trade Center 12 years ago. We pray for all children that lost moms and dads. We pray for all the wives who lost husbands. We pray for the families who lost great leaders after a terrible act of terrorism.
Attacks like this shake our confidence in people, and I think that's a big part of why terrorists do what they do. However, a key part of taking control over fear has to do with our foundation.
"Be not afraid of sudden fear, nor of the power of the wicked falling upon thee. For the Lord will be at thy side, and will keep thy foot that thou be not taken." -Proverbs 3:25
The writings of Matthew Mark Luke & John tell the story of Jesus written by people who experienced Christ and his work. When I dig into the stories of how Jesus chose these 12 disciples, I see this deeper story of how God changes hearts and moves mountains for us. These guys set the foundation for Christianity. They started the church, they set the leadership and accountability in place to catapult us forward and save us. They pressed on and when life got really tough, that’s when the church grew the fastest! It works the same way now.
It's so hard to send our kids back to school when we hear about school shootings & bus crashes, but as parents we have to remember that our job is to train up our children to make good decisions. It's our burden as parents to challenge our kids to understand that every decision they make will have a positive or negative outcome. We can't let fear make our decisions for us.
The woman (Antoinett Tuff) who was working in the front office at the school in Atlanta who talked the shooter down, said: "I'm not a hero, I was scared to death!"