June 4, 2022

June Powerlines

Near and Dear to Our Hearts If you’ve heard my sermons, you know that I like to shake things up from time to time. It keeps things interesting, right? I think it’s important to embrace change, otherwise, how would we grow as God intended? I met with my team at Hour of Power recently and I proposed we change one word in the Creed of the Beloved that we say in unison as a congregation. Can you guess which word? Here is the former Creed: CREED OF THE BELOVED: I’m not what I do. I’m not what I have. I’m not what people say about me. I AM THE BELOVED OF GOD. It’s who I am. No one can take it from me. I don’t have to worry. I don’t have to hurry. I can trust my friend Jesus and  share His love with the world.  The word I changed

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Do Things That Require Courage

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” – 2 Timothy 1:7 I remember as a teenager the necessity to walk in courage and boldness. I also recall how hard it was when I started attending a new high school because it felt like everyone already established their friend groups. To top it off, going up to someone and saying, “Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior?” doesn’t make you very popular. Regardless, I still practiced telling my peers about Jesus many times, even though socially it made me nervous.  I recall not knowing anybody, yet being so excited to be invited to a party. However, this was one of those parties that included drugs, drinking, and people sleeping in rooms together, so I was super uncomfortable. As a Christian, I felt I had to pray

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