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Real Peace

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”   John 14:1 (ESV)

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid”.  John 14:27 (ESV)

In difficult times, when we seem lost or afraid–we are troubled in our hearts. Here Jesus gives us PEACE…HIS PEACE!
There are times during the “storms of life” that we have a type of peace. The winds seem to die down, the tempest calms… Read More…

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Love and War

Recently, my wife and I have been taking some couples from our church through the study, Love and War by John and Stacey Eldgredge.  It has been amazing at how much we are learning through this honest and straight forward approach to our relationship with God and with one another.  I would highly recommend you visit Ransomed Heart ministries and get the book, participant’s guide, even a leader’s guide and go through the video series with a few other couples.  It could change everything!

Don’t forget that I only post here every now and then…my main page is Pastor2Pastors.com

Blessings,
Keith

“Good Leadership”

Good Leadership is a channel of water controlled by God; He directs it to whatever ends He chooses. –Proverbs 21:1 (The Message)

Wow!  Good Leadership is defined by the world in a “results-drven” or “money-driven” way most of the time.   Even by some prominent Christians as “Influence” or “Power”. (which is partially true)  This verse describes leadership that is “good” as God-Controlled Power/Influence, or “Power Submitted”.  Not what we normally think of when looking at most leaders today.

What if the “old-school” existing leaders would submit and share some authority and wisdom of experience with the younger “emerging” Read More…

No Room for Fear

“There is no room for fear in love.” –1 John 4:18a (Message Bible)

What do we fear? Why do we fear? Honest answers to these questions can tell you many things about a person. Do we fear man more than God? What do our actions say to back that up?

Later in 1 John 4, it says, “Fear is crippling…” To be crippled in this sense is to be limited. Basically, when we fear (or live a life of fear) we limit how much God can work in our lives. (note: He’s God and He can do all things, so we really can’t truly limit His actions) We really limit ourselves by the exact proportion to which we give ourselves away to God and others! If our mission is to Love God and Love Others —and it’s Read More…