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Happy Thanksgiving

November 16, 2011 1 comment

What’s the good word? This thanksgiving, thanks to this video, I am thankful for God’s goodness. God’s goodness has blessed me with more blessings than I can count. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

http://youtu.be/tfEZC8eG1_Y

And that’s the good word for today.

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Urgency

November 7, 2011 1 comment

What’s the good word? Recently read the following while in the book of Romans: “So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also in Rome.” Romans 1:15. Whenever someone asks me what my favorite part of being a minister is I always go back to preaching. Why? Perhaps it is because I share the same sense of eagerness and urgency that Paul felt. One of the highest honors of my calling is to preach the word to those who show up on Sunday mornings. As the priesthood of all believers, I feel this should be everyone’s sense as well. Jesus calls on all of us to preach and to share the good news. But do you have that sense of eagerness to do it? Let me put it to you this way: Do you have the same sense of eagerness to proclaim the Word of God as you do to see that next new movie that is coming out, or to go buy the next new video game, or to ________________? We show a sense of eagerness and urgency in many other areas of our lives, but rarely when it comes to proclaiming this wonderful message we have been entrusted with.

If you read on in that first chapter of Romans, Paul clearly describes our misplaced worship. He says that we worship the created rather than Creator (Romans 1:25). But what makes Paul eager to preach the gospel is the One whom the gospel reveals: Jesus. The deeper our knowledge and understanding of Christ, the more “eager” we will be to proclaim it. as well. Our fervor will grow, and rightly so, as we seek to know nothing except “Christ and him crucified” (I Corinthians 2:2). It’s hard to get excited about someone you know little of, so it is up to us to make time in our lives and get to know Jesus Christ. If we do this, I am sure that an eagerness to share the gospel will soon follow.

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