Category: Discipleship

DEFINING MOMENTS

Rod Denton Induction at Elizabeth Church of Christ_2012Defining Moments are
Tests or Experiences or Seasons
that involve
embracing a new challenge, or enduring great difficulties or overcoming some obstacle
that requires Courage and Faith Steps and a
determination to break through at all costs
and result in moving to a new level of growth,
achievement, ability, influence, learning and future potential
and ultimately an enlarged impact in the world.

Defining moments are
usually unexpected, confronting and require us to make a decision that will impact our destiny.

The road of life
is marked by critical defining moments.

The road is never crowded,
always upward and becomes narrower the further we travel.
But to those who walk along

WORDS THAT HAVE SHAPED MY LIFE 41-48

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(41)  “GOD DOESN’T MAKE JUNK”

I will never forget the letter I received from a lady who had met with me to discuss her concerns about her son. She wrote: “I came to see you about my son but somehow you sensed I needed help. You helped me realise that I was worth loving, and that God actually valued me. I came from our talk feeling that I had insulted God for thinking someone he created was worthless, and I was suddenly convinced God loved me as I am and I wanted to shout it to everyone. It took the rest of the day to calm down. What a lovely …

AMAZING GRACE – Part 2…. God’s Sustaining Grace

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AMAZING GRACE, HOW SWEET THE SOUND,
THAT SUSTAINS A SOUL LIKE ME.
I ONCE WAS WEAK, BUT NOW I’M STRONG,
THROUGH CHRIST WHO LIVES IN ME.

The grace of God comes to us in two instalments; first we are saved by grace (Amazing Grace Part 1) at conversion, and then we are sustained by grace (Amazing Grace Part 2) for the remainder of our lives.

Interestingly it is possible to be saved by grace and yet not sustained by grace. That is why some Christians can be thriving while others are just surviving; or why some Christians rely on their own strength to serve God while others are supernaturally empowered …

BEWARE OF BECOMING A CHRISTIAN ATHEIST

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CHRISTIAN ATHEIST : Is a person who believes in God but lives as though God doesn’t exist or is largely irrelevant to the every day business of living.
The term CHRISTIAN ATHEIST is a figure of speech called an oxymoron in which seemingly contradictory terms appear side by side. Other examples of oxymorons that perhaps you have used are:

  • It was PRETTY UGLY
  • If you want my UNBIASED OPINION
  • My response was a DEFINITE MAYBE
  • The numbers were GROWING SMALLER
  • I had to take the ONLY CHOICE
  • The SILENCE was DEAFENING
  • I was CLEARLY CONFUSED
  • Why don’t you ACT NATURALLY
  • It was a GENUINE IMITATION
  • She took the LARGER HALF