Mark Hurt did an excellent job leading Iron Leadership. Here are the notes from last Friday. Look forward to seeing you Friday, December 2 at 6:30 AM or at 6:00 AM for the Daily Office. Friends and Brothers, Paul Phillips Pastor, Christ Community Church www.ironleader.org firstname.lastname@example.org
You may be tired of Michael Phelps by now, but I thought this commercial was compelling in many ways. It fits perfectly with one of our themes from last year’s Iron Leadership. (Joe Frazier). However, I might add something to the ending tag line: “It’s what you do in the dark that puts you in the light.” I would add: “It’s what you do with the dark that brings you into the light.” Pete Scazzero terms this darkness, “the Shadow”…
“He Nailed it to the Cross”
“Sin promises rapturous pleasures. Illicit experiences are often preceded by lies.” Read the blog by Thomas Schreiner on Credo Magazine.
“Every thoughtful person must deal with the problem of evil. Evil acts and tragic events come to us all in this vale of tears known…” Read the blog by Albert Mohler.
The necessity for strategy when pursuing self control. Read the insightful blog from Justin Taylor on The Gospel Coalition.
” Not every look turns into adultery, but all adultery begins with the look.” Read the full blog here.
Paul tells Timothy to: “Train (not try) yourself to be godly. Physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” I Timothy 4 I hope you have a plan over the summer. If you don’t, I suggest you call a friend or two and commit to a training routine for the next 12 weeks. Here are a couple of helpful resources: Spiritual Disciplines for…
“I’m convinced that the greatest deterrent to our giving is this: the illusion that earth, as it is now, is our home.” Read the full blog by Randy Alcorn.
In 1968 the country of Tanzania selected John Stephen Akhwari to represent them in the Mexico City Olympics. During the race Akhwari stumbled and fell, severely injuring his knee and ankle. Long after the winner had crossed the finish line and with only a few thousand spectators left in the stadium a police siren went off alerting everyone that one final competitor was entering the stadium – it was Akhwari. After he finished the race a reported asked him: “Why…