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On Preaching About What You Should Be Preaching 1

On Preaching About What You Should Be Preaching

In the past two weekends, I have heard preachers talk about the way God has moved people through messages they have spoken in the past. With great joy, they disclose the topic they had presented, the way their message was timely, and how it effected those who heard it. By the time they finished speaking, I was wishing I had been there for one of the sermons they talked about preaching in the past.  I believed they preached the outstanding sermons they said they did. I believed that God did the things they said He did. I wondered why they did...

Branching Out 0

Branching Out

Aristotle’s analogy of the tree has become very interesting to me. It states that the top of the tree could be squished together and would be no larger than the base of the tree. Have you ever seen a tree that was top-heavy? It is usually lying on the ground.   I am trying to understand at what point I branch out from the core of who I am and let a specific part of who I am express itself more fully. When does business become its own branch of the tree representing my life? Branching out is risky. It...