Personal Growth – Jeremy Austill

Personal Growth

  • I’m going to say this, and it won’t be popular with some because it seems many Christians have developed a hobby around criticizing the church, but the church gets a bad wrap. The local church is an easy target, a convenient scapegoat. The church hurt me. Some christians mistreated me. They
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  • 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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  • Since I recently wrote a piece about the necessity of consuming scripture (2020 Sur-Thrival Tip), it only feels appropriate to offer some practical advice on how to effectively engage the Bible. To be clear, this isn’t doctorate level, academic, theologian advice. It’s for all of us every day
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  • An article by Derek Robertson, student pastor at Living Word Fellowship in Savannah, TN. An encouragement derived from when Rebekah “qualified” herself as the future wife of Isaac and became a part of the lineage of Jesus. Tote the Jug with EXCELLENCE When you catch a moment, read Genesis
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  • I recently preached at a conference. Ultimately, I sensed the Lord was on the message and He moved on people’s hearts by the time I concluded. However, as is typically the case for me, it was quite a journey to get to that final moment with a sense of peace. On occasion I have shared what the
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  • Last week I spent a couple of blog entries talking about the value of intentionally, diligently establishing healthy thought patterns. At the conclusion of this entry you can hit the links to read those pieces. “Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.” This is a Divine commandment. Sabbath
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  • Let’s start with a moment of transparency. On the extrovert / introvert scale I trend toward introvert. If you knew me when I was younger, or If you watch me from afar, you may find that a little surprising. As a part of my function and assignment, I am outwardly expressive, and I am comfortable
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  • I referenced in a blog I wrote yesterday, that rather than setting goals, I prefer to diligently cultivate specific thought patterns. You can read my reasoning HERE. A couple of reasons I value a well cultivated thought process over a well thought out goal is my belief that “accomplishment”
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