Posts Tagged 'Jesus'

Sacred Marriage – Week 3 Message

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Sacred Marriage – Week 1 Message

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What I’m Reading

The Art of War: Sun Tzu

  • About: Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is as timely for business people today as it was for military strategists in ancient China. Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu’s classic The Art of War is the first known study of the planning and conduct of military operations.
  • Comments: Reading through this under the lens of fighting off Satan and spiritual warfare. You’ll never look at a relationship with Jesus and the “battle” the same way ever again.

Essentials of Prayer: E.M. Bounds

  • About: E. M. Bounds is the foremost authority in the knowledge and intimacy of prayer. This book will elevate the reader in the mode and practice of prayer far above any other… All due to the hours of devotion spent by Mr. Bounds.
  • Comments: After completing The Necessity of Prayer, this work follows suit. A new outlook on prayer follows anything read by E.M. Bounds work. While Essentials is good, The Necessity of Prayer might be one of the best books I have ever read on the subject.

The Measure of a Man: Gene Getz

  • About: Gene Getz delivers the newly enhanced message of what it takes to be a man of God. Men will gain encouragement for what they can be in Christ as fathers, husbands, and mentors to other men.
  • Comments: Two chapters in and excited for what’s to come. Love anything that talks about principles; this work is right up my alley. Anxious to get into discussions with other men about the material, hearing their thoughts regarding these biblical principles.

How to Win Friends and Influence People: Dale Carnegie

  • About: The rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.
  • Comments: Great book with so many good takeaways. Reading it again under the lens of biblical leadership and weighing the truths inside against scripture to test validity. Never take one’s opinions as gospel, let the Bible do that!

Fight: Craig Groeschel

  • About: Craig Groeschel helps you uncover who you really are—a man created in the image of God with a warrior’s heart—and how to fight the good fight for what’s right. You will find the strength to fight the battles you know you need to fight—the ones that determine the state of your heart, the quality of your marriage, and the spiritual health of your family.
  • Comments: Often times the material feels dangerously close to John Eldredge Wild at Heart study. However, I’m super excited the guys at church are getting a lot out of it so I’m going on the trip as well.

What are you reading?

-jordan

Kalahari Retreat Tweets

Always awesome to be a part of a movement for Jesus. Blessed to be a part of this event!

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-jordan

The Mindset

Scripture passages: John 8:2-11; Romans 6:7; Romans 6:11; Romans 6:14; Romans 6:18; and Romans 6:22

You are either serving sin or serving a risen Savior.

There is no in between.

We used to serve sin, now we serve a risen savior!

We cannot live in sin if we have already died to it.

-jordan

Embracing the Curiosity of the Christian

A view from the good seats (at the feet of Jesus – Matthew 18).

-jordan

Momentum One Day: Francis Chan

About Francis: Francis Chan is the best-selling author of books, Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell and the host of the BASIC.series (Who is God & We Are Church). He has also written the children’s books Halfway Herbert, The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village and Ronnie Wilson’s Gift. Francis is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, and is the founder of Eternity Bible College. He also sits on the board of directors of Children’s Hunger Fund and World Impact. Currently, Francis is working to start a church planting movement in the inner city of San Francisco and also working to launch a countrywide discipleship movement. Francis now lives in Northern California with his wife, Lisa, and their five children.

Session Notes and thoughts:

  • Ephesians 5 speaks about the mystery of marriage. Marriage is all about Christ and the church.
  • Understand the need to get alone/away from everyone else. Get alone with God and His written Word. 
  • People will lie to you. Avoid this by seeking out what the Bible says. 
  • 1 Kings 22 – It’s possible for 400 people to lie and have one person speaking the truth of scripture. Do we hear HIS (God’s voice) or do we seek the affirmation of others?
  • We are not the center of the universe. 
  • “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Psalm 111:10 – If we want to be smart we must understand the fear of Jesus.
  • Satan talks us out of our fear of the Lord. His purpose is that we live outside of the fear of the Lord.
  • Fear is fear. FEAR the LORD.

PERSONAL SIDE THOUGHT: Why are we so concerned with being “right” and focus our efforts so far away from what the Bible says? Why do we love to be “right” about everything? Has a quest for knowledge breaded an arrogance that we don’t even know exists inside our souls?

  • We often fear Satan more than we fear the Lord. Satan kills, Jesus restores.
  • Working out our salvation with fear and trembling is the beginning to all understanding. 
  • Many of us never started with the fear of God. That is why many of us do not have a deeper relationship with Jesus.
  • There needs to be a moment in time where we fall facedown in our relationship with Jesus.
  • Everyone is second when it comes to Jesus.
  • The days where it was fun to be a Christian are over. The world is now hostel to those who are believers in Jesus christ and the Bible. 
  • Proverbs 3:7 “Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil.”

Francis, like always, and his message from the Lord could not have come at a better time…

-jordan


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  • The marital relationship shouldn’t be a “grilling” experience but rather a nurturing one where each person is encouraged to grow. G. Thomas 2 days ago
  • When sin is not dealt properly, relationships decay. 2 days ago

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