March 2017 – Jeremy Austill

Month: March 2017

  • I have used the phrase “Core Values” many, many times when speaking of our family life and ministry assignment. In prayer I felt compelled to write those values in my Bible reading log and be mindful in prayer as I wrote, asking for the grace to live in such a manner. The values I put to paper
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  • “You teach what you know, but you reproduce who you are.” (old leadership adage) I don’t know Frank Martin, the head basketball coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks. What little information I do have has largely been gathered as I have watched my beloved Tennessee Vols struggle to beat his
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  • Roughly a decade ago I stood on the steps of the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C., on my mouth was a strip of red tape with the word LIFE inscribed in black Sharpie. I stood with a company of radical believers, wild faith in our hearts and Kingdom mission flowing through our veins. We
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  • During the summers of my teen years I often found myself ankle deep in wet concrete. Usually I had one hand gripped on an archaic tool (torture device) called a “come along” and the other hand making a feeble attempt to wipe the sweat from my face. My dad owned a concrete finishing company that
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  • “Jesus is not just a cover up. He saves us in our innermost, making us look like something starkly new in this old, weathered world.” At night as I am tucking my kids into bed, I turn on music in their rooms. I made a couple of CDs with strategically selected worship music that serves as the
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  • “How you view God determines how you see the world around you. How you see the world around you reveals how you view God.” Today we host our annual Fine Arts Festival. This gathering is an extension of Tennessee Youth Movement (TYM) and the Assemblies of God (AG) which provides opportunity for
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  • “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil…” As a teenager, sin and temptation were the two headed monster that consumed my thoughts and taunted me around every corner. When you grow up in an era in which the preaching made your salvation razor thin, convinced you hell was
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  • “Give us this day our daily bread…” If I’m being honest, I have always struggled with this portion of the Lord’s Prayer. I am fully cognizant the Lord is my provider and every good thing comes from Him. I would like to believe I have a heart of gratitude as it pertains to how the Lord has cared
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  • Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven… The Lord’s Prayer is lush with layers, covering multiple expressions of our life and faith experience. As we enter the prayer we are reminded of our connectivity to other believers, and we are offered a two-fold way to relate to
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  • In recent weeks I have implemented a shift in my prayer life. Some of those adjustments are found here and here. Through the years I have made it a life endeavor to be ever mindful of the Lord and to have a running conversation throughout my entire day. However, I have found great value in
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