Faith – Jeremy Austill

Faith

  • I will admit, I always read the book of Proverbs a little tentatively. In general, we are prone to take advice from people who have a moral authority, who stand on the moral high ground, who have lived very well what they preach. When we come to Proverbs we must acknowledge that Solomon, though noted for
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  • Many young men my age can recall Saturday morning and after school moments spent, milk and cookies in hand, staring at the tube as G.I. Joe forces once again outsmarted and out skilled Cobra Commander. iykyk Those who logged such hours remember the tag line of every show… “Knowing is half the
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  • I have spent a lifetime following Jesus. For the majority of that lifetime I have remained on the path of growth. It has been a deep desire to increasingly BE like Christ. Over time, I have evolved through varying ideas on what that is and what it looks like in my own life. Yet, the yearning to have my
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  • I recently read an article that provoked me to thought. I’ll link it below, but beware, it’s a bit of a lengthy, academic read. Here is the article: “American Evangelicalism isn’t Feminized or Patriarchal, it’s Matrilineal.” One pervasive idea of the article is that
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  • Men, we need you. The church needs you. Society needs you. I’ll begin by showing you the results of research from pewforum.org The slow decline of the presence of men in church congregations through the years is not news. Pastors have been wrestling for decades now with how to better engage men in
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  • It seems the popular trend is for Christians to come, hat in hand, to the “world” apologizing for all the wrongs found in the church. Along the way, make sure you aren’t inadvertently apologizing for being Christian. Make sure you aren’t doing this for some twisted “attaboy”. Make sure you aren’t cowing
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  • An article written by Adam Steinbach, student pastor at Memphis 1st AG. I have three kids living at my house. I suppose I shouldn’t call my two oldest ‘kids’ any longer as they are now in the youth ministry that I lead! How did I get here?! Time goes by fast whether you are intentional with it or not. My
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  • Prepare yourself. I’m going to make some challenging statements. I was recently asked the following question by a friend: “What is the most important thing for a Christian right now, in the middle of all that’s going on?” Some questions you have to mull over, ponder how to best
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  • I am working my way through Hebrews in my morning reading and journaling. A few days ago I came to Hebrews 11, the “Hall of Faith”, in which the author notes men and women who demonstrated significant faith. Some of them are previously noted in the pages of the bible, others whose names were
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  • In my experience, we are highly susceptible to allowing negatives to shape our theology and our Christian practice. I will give you a few examples. 1. We allow the person who has no integrity with money and uses the Bible to manipulate people into giving to cause us to… (a) not want to talk about money
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