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IL 9/22/23: Embrace Your Purpose

IL 9/22/23: Embrace Your Purpose

(Audio Transcription Below) July 2024 is the Summer Olympics. You are all going to watch some part: track and field, basketball, rowing, swimming. Right now, the athletes who plan to compete in these games are on a training schedule which will land them in the best shape of their lives so they can compete for a gold medal. Challenge Yourself: Ten months from now, what two or three events do you want to be in peak shape for? Accountability: Write…

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IL 9/8/23: Run to Win

IL 9/8/23: Run to Win

(Audio Transcription Below) What grade would you give yourself as the “keeper of your soul”? How does someone keep their soul? The question that we’ll try to answer this year is how to keep your soul. The answer to that question, I would suggest, is training. It’s not easy to figure out, but it’s something you can do. We will use the book Run to Win: The Lifelong Pursuits of a Godly Man to help us. The Summer Olympics will take…

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IL 5/19/23: Moses Reaching the Summit

Watch the following video: 14 Peaks Video There are different seasons in everyone’s journey…sunny skies, blizzard conditions with no vision or progress, longer than anticipated hikes, and summits. Read: Psalm 90 – Moses at the Summit Bible scholars agree that Moses was in a reflective mood when he wrote this prayer. Most agree Moses penned Psalm 90 near the end of his life – soon after the events of last weeks topic (Failure – Numbers 20). Numbers 20 opens with…

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IL 5/5/23: Passing The Baton – Exodus 32-33

(Audio Transcription Below) Watch the following videos below: Women’s Relay: China – Disaster  Men’s World Record: Brazil – Perfection  We are all running a race and at some point, you are going to make a handoff. You will hand off your children, your business, your team, your church and eventually you will hand off your life. How are you preparing the person receiving the baton to be ready?  Joshua was Moses’ successor. Joshua was the one who would carry the baton…

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IL 4/26/23: Failure

(Audio Transcription Below) This morning I want to talk about FAILURE. Sometimes as the Leader you have just had it! So you rant and sometimes throw your team under the bus. Watch how this guy starts his press conference & then how this SIU coach throws his whole team under the bus.  Numbers 20:1-13 “And the people of Israel, the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month, and the people stayed in Kadesh. And Miriam…

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IL 3/24/23: The Imperative of a Team

(Audio Transcription Below) Problem: I don’t know how to lead/be a part of a team (or I think I don’t need one) so I’m stuck where I’m at in life. Exodus 17:8-13 8 Then Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim. 9 So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose for us men, and go out and fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.” 10 So Joshua…

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