Personal Growth – Jeremy Austill

Personal Growth

  • 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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  • January 2020 was but a vapor, and now we continue into February. How are you doing on those New Year Resolutions? Before you hang your head in shame, or lift your chin in pride, I am offering neither a rebuke nor a well done. Rather, now that the newness of 2020 has dissipated, now that the grind of the
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  • Like most males, I consider myself a bit of a “grill master”. A time or two each week I fire up the charcoal, work up a little bit of smoke, and cook on my simple Weber grill. A common meal at our home is steak (typically a succulent ribeye or hearty T-Bone). As you know, the main entree is
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  • You can read part 1 of this blog at “8 Lessons From a Failed Church Planter (pt. 1)” From 2008-2011 we planted and pastored a church. That church (organizationally speaking) does not exist today. In essence, I failed, but I learned so much and my heart was changed. I received new perspective.
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