TAME Your Soul

Yes. Your soul needs taming. You will never be the influence you are called to be if you don’t TAME your soul. There are many dimensions to this. The most important dimension is inviting grace to change you in the ways the Bible directs. There are so many directions to live out. For example, “Do.” That is an instruction from Jesus.

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What’s Love Got to Do with It?

It seems to me that when a Christian says, “I love you” the background definition in their brain isn’t particularly strong. Love is much more than feelings of fondness or appreciation, although those are probably included. Love is much more than “a second hand emotion” (sorry Tina). It involves faithfulness, commitment, and actions. Love is self-donation but even more, self-sacrifice.

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Inviting People

All the research shows that unchurched people are wide open to an invitation to church. That means they won’t be offended if you raise the subject. It doesn’t mean that everyone will take you up on an invitation. But inviting people to church simply works. But we have a problem. Doors Old school – back in the day – hardcore stuff

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The Most Important Rule

If a thoughtful person came to you and asked, “What is the most important precept in your church?” what would you say? I’m guessing you would roll through your memory and quickly land on Matthew 22:36-40. “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul

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Vision

“Vision casting” is a fascinating term associated with leadership — especially church leadership. So what does the “casting” part mean anyway? Is that like something done in a forge or in a fishing boat? Perhaps we know what it is without a precise definition because it is attached to the noun vision. People talk about doing it but I think

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