Posts made in October, 2014

The Humility and Difficulty of Surrender

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Bridgehaven Team, Kathy King | 0 comments

In John 15, the Lord notes that He is the Gardener. Christ is the vine, and we are the branches. There are certain times in our lives that the Lord may bring about a time of pruning. Surrendering one’s rights or desires to the Lord may be a type of pruning. He may be about teaching us that He is the only one who ultimately satisfies, gives life, and sustains. Surrendering may come in the form of letting go of a position, possession, relationship, or some other desire. Webster gives the following definitions to the word surrender: 1:  to agree to stop fighting, hiding, resisting, etc.,...

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The Impact of Misdirected Identity

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Dangerous Calling, Neale Davis | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People   “Ministry had become my identity.  No I didn’t think of myself as a child of God, in daily need of grace, in the middle of my own sanctification, still in a battle with sin, still in need of the body of Christ, and called to pastoral ministry.  No, I thought of myself at pastor. That’s it.  Bottom line.”     Paul David Tripp p. 22.   I knew a man named Ian. He was a man in the ministry.  And he was a good man.  He was faithful and hardworking.  He had...

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