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A Real Hero

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Christian Life, Current Events, Family, Methodism, Real Life issues, United Methodist | 0 comments

A Real Hero

Charles Mulli never intended to be a real life hero. In fact, Charles was more interested in leaving the slums of Nairobi and making enough wealth to become rich and famous which in fact, he did! But God had a different plan. God had a plan for Charles to become rich towards God and make God and His name famous across the land. All of that is now unfolding, years in the making, as the Mully Children’s Family ministry http://www.mullychildrensfamily.org/ is spreading across Kenya transforming scores of families and helping over...

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The Joy of Accountability

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in ADD Blog, Christian Life, Current Events, Devotions, Family, Invest, Methodism, Real Life issues, Uncategorized, United Methodist | 1 comment

The Joy of Accountability

I find it interesting that the word “accountability” when searched for in the Bible reveals a zero result. Though the specific word may not be there, the concept certainly appears and often where there is love being shared with others. For instance Paul writes in Ephesians 4:15, Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. Speaking the truth in love is accountability and that is one of the ways that God loves us. God speaks to us in and...

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God and Money

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in ADD Blog, Christian Life, Current Events, Devotions, Family, Invest, Methodism, Real Life issues, Uncategorized, United Methodist | 0 comments

God and Money

If you would like to awaken the deepest fibers of human resistance, just bring up the subject of God and money. For over 30 years of ministry, I have found that this subject ignites more resistance than any other subject when it comes to understanding our responsibility as disciples of Jesus called to steward life and all of life’s gifts. Let’s play word association for a moment. I say April 15 and you think tax day (by the way the IRS due date this year is April 18 so maybe they are beginning to understand the concept of a...

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How Can We Know For Sure?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in ADD Blog, Christian Life, Family, Methodism, Real Life issues, Uncategorized, United Methodist | 0 comments

How Can We Know For Sure?

So how can we know for sure that we are really living as disciples of Jesus Christ? Well Jesus seemed to know that His original 12 and we would need some clarity around that endeavor as He spoke in John 8:31, “So Jesus was saying to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you abide in My word [continually obeying My teachings and living in accordance with them, then] you are truly My disciples.” (AMP) Enlightening, eh? I guess the temptation to think that knowing God’s Word and having a desire to live for God are good and noble...

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Where is the Salt and Light?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in ADD Blog, Christian Life, Current Events, Devotions, Family, Invest, Methodism, Real Life issues | 0 comments

Where is the Salt and Light?

The famous British theologian and Anglican Priest John Stott said, “We should not ask, ‘What is wrong with the world?’ for that diagnosis has already been given. Rather, we should ask, ‘What has happened to the salt and light?'” That is a really relevant and appropriate question for us as we navigate the inundation of the media bombardment of all that is wrong with the world. Politics, terrorism, racism, sexism, and human injustice is visible and present and we will allow and often perceived this as the final...

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Drawing Close to God

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Christian Life, Devotions, Family, Real Life issues | 0 comments

Drawing Close to God

Drawing close to God may be the most common single desire of mankind still. Even amongst the media, technology, and edgy cultural fads there lies within many of us the yearning and desire to know God. The problem is we don’t see many people around us pursue that because they are not experiencing hope from the witness and instructions of those who have. In short, there is a gap; the gap exists not because people don’t desire to draw close to God, the reality is that they just don’t know how. So how do we draw close to God?...

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Spending Our Inheritance

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in ADD Blog, Christian Life, Current Events, Devotions, Family, Invest, Methodism, Real Life issues, United Methodist | 0 comments

Spending Our Inheritance

Several years back there was a popular bumper sticker that I would see often on the cars of those living in the golden years. It read simply, “I am out spending my children’s inheritance.” It struck me as humorous but now that I am getting closer to the golden years I more soberly consider the opportunity before me. A physical and monetary inheritance left by those who have gone before us is a lovely thing. But how much more lovely is the inheritance that we receive from God in Christ? “3 Praise be to the God and...

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Legacy

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in ADD Blog, Christian Life, Current Events, Devotions, Family, Invest, Methodism, Real Life issues, Uncategorized, United Methodist | 0 comments

Legacy

Whether you know it or not you are leaving a legacy that is being composed not by high idealism but rather by your daily behavior. People don’t remember most often what we write or say, but what we do is what sticks. Are you being intentional to leave a legacy that matters? Naturally you want to be affirming to your children and grandchildren and have them remember you as loving and kind. But what are you leaving them that will continue generationally and even eternally? Modeling a culture of answering God’s call is something so...

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An R8 Transformation

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in ADD Blog, Christian Life, Current Events, Devotions, Family, Invest, Methodism, Real Life issues, Uncategorized, United Methodist | 1 comment

An R8 Transformation

Worship at Mount Pisgah has been especially meaningful over the past few weeks. Don’t get me wrong in that the worship experience is always meaningful, but the past few weeks God has been working in supernatural ways and we can see and hear the human transformation. Few chapters of the Bible have had more impact on humanity than Romans 8. It is a chapter that begins with the good news that in Christ we are no longer condemned for our sins.  Then we continue a progression of becoming more than conquerors through our relationship with...

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Risk/Reward

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Christian Life, Current Events, Devotions, Family, Invest, Methodism, Real Life issues, Uncategorized, United Methodist | 0 comments

Risk/Reward

I I am increasingly amazed at the bold behavior of those throughout biblical history who led people at great risk. Naturally, Jesus would be the first to come to mind in terms of what He risked at eventually gave at the cross. Jesus gave it all and I would guess that some might think taking the risk to do the will of God cost him dearly, and I wouldn’t disagree. However, let’s not forget the reward. Conquering sin and death the reward was the resurrected life for Christ and all who would by faith be His disciples. The reward is...

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