SF 42- Erasing Yourself by Replacing Yourself (George’s Story, part 6)

Every church, organization, and ministry is temporary.

Our lives are, like James says, just a vapor. Then we’re gone.

One of the greatest legacies we can leave is a wake of people who replace us, who can carry the baton we were handed.

In this episode we discuss how George views his...

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SF 41- The Long Way Still Gets You There (George’s Story, part 5)

The One who can create mountains and stars and fish and birds and everything else with a word- or even heal the sick by saying so- can certainly “snap His fingers” and adjust reality…

But He often doesn’t.

Exodus 13:17-18… tells us that when the Children of Israel...

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SF 40- Grace Redeems All Things (George’s Story, part 4)

Ephesians 2:8-10 tells us that grace not only saves us but that it also orchestrates as series of incredible opportunities for us to walk towards, sacred spaces where the Lord promises to use us for our good and His glory.

In this talk we talk through some of the strangest moments in...

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SF 39- False Starts, Failures, but Forging Ahead (George’s Story, part 3)

As we began recording talk three about his story, George told us that sitting and recalling the events of his life was good.

“It’s helped me see all of these Ebenezers in my life,” he said, “those markers where you can look back and see that the Lord really HAS brought...

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SF 38- College, Double-Reading, and the Call (George’s Story, part 2)

George was determined he was going to be a swimming coach, and that he was definitely NOT called to be a pastor. In this talk we go back to his early swimming days (the day we recorded this podcast, he woke up at 4am in order to swim 6,000 yards).

Then we discuss the early days at the University...

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Urgency and Patience- Wilberforce

Again and again the Scriptures underline the importance of each moment that passes.  It is an ethical imperative to act and act quickly when lives are at stake, when justice is perverted, when truth is in jeopardy, when mercy is at risk, when souls are endangered, and when the Gospel is...

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Chalmers on the Discipline of Time

“O God, may I number my days so as to apply my heart to wisdom. Grant me the guidance of Thy Spirit and the joys of salvation.”

“Time is short; and as the years revolve over me, may I learn to prize as the truest of all wisdom, the wisdom of the Gospel. I am in Thy hand, O...

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Hampering Shepherds from Shepherding (with the Best of Intentions)

My Dear Twaddle-Tweeze:

Good intentions!  I’ll never cease to remind you that the road to Perdition lined with these.  I realize that ambitious amateur tempters would rather conspire spectacular scandals.  But particularly when it comes to territorial responsibilities like...

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Word Play: Nostalgia

Do you remember when going out to dinner meant spreading a red and white checked tablecloth over a picnic table in the backyard? Remember when playing some music meant gathering the whole family on the front porch with mismatched instruments, everyone singing gleefully about “Power in the...

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SF 17- Mark: A Man of Flimsy Faith Who Learned to StandFast (Mark series #1)

In the ancient world, authors often wrote themselves into stories. They didn’t necessarily tell you they were making a cameo, but they were there. “Insiders” who knew the author well would see the tell-tale signs and realize what was happening.

Turns out, Mark came from a...

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