Double It!

Walking down a dusty road

photo by Kate Boydell

In church, we’ve been in a series from the “Sermon on the Mount” in Matthew 5. This week, part of the discussion involved verse 41. This is the verse that states in the NIV “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”

This verse is part of the discussion that also includes turning the other cheek when someone wrongs you. On the surface, we understand what these verses are telling us. We must go above and beyond when we are wronged in order to show kindness to those that are oppressing us.

This is one verse however, where an understanding of the the time period is helpful. [Read more…]

I Am Invincible

Man in Superman pose

photo courtesy Linus Bohman

We are camping this memorial day weekend, so we listened once again to one of my brother Brandon’s sermons which they post on the web. You can find them on iTunes at International English Church as well as on their website under the Listen tab.

We just love listening to Brandon’s messages. They are simple enough teachings for a new Christian, yet they have enough depth that people that have been Christians all their lives can be impacted as well.

We chose to listen to this second message from his series on I Peter titled “Who You Are”. This is something that so many people struggle with. Until you truly understand your identity, you will not have the impact in this life that you could have.

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The President Is On the Phone

The Oval Office

photo courtesy redskins5926

I’m curious. What if you received a phone call tomorrow from the President? Let’s just say the country was facing a serious situation and he knew that you had just the right skills to address that situation. If he asked you to take on the mission, would you do it? [Read more…]

You’ve Got the Power

Soar by Kenny LuckHow would you like to have a personal advisor? Someone who would be with you everywhere you went? Someone to whisper in your ear during those difficult situations? Someone who would tell you just the right words to say when confronted by an uncomfortable encounter? That’s exactly the topic that Kenny Luck addresses in his new book “Soar” which I just read compliments of WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing through their Blogging for Books program.

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