Transformed By The Gospel

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How do we change a person’s heart? 
Its impossible. 
We might be able to restrain a persons angry outbursts by tying him up, but we are powerless to change a persons heart.
This is where God s plan of redemption comes into play.

The Gospel

The Gospel is not merely about “getting us saved,” as if we simply pray a prayer and are immediately transported into heaven. God describes “salvation” and the transformation of the Christian life like this:
I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. (Ezek. 36:26-27) 
“Getting saved” is not about praying a prayer and then continuing to live our lives as though nothing happened.
No, when God enters our lives, we are changed from the inside out.  Continue reading Transformed By The Gospel

Never Walk Off

Shianouk Ville

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Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” Hebrews 13:5, 6

Thank you God for reminding me.
You will NEVER walk off and leave me.

This is good news in a world where this has become a common practice.

I want to take a stand and show the world, that STAYING is worth it.

Ray Lewis

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I’ve been following the NFL for many years. There are some people that stand out. One of them is RAY LEWIS These things inspired me over the last years

  • character
  • Talent
  • Leadership
  • Passion
  • Commitment
  • Loyalty

A man that grew up without his real father has become a father figure to many. Thank you, Ray.

You inspired me to do all I can to leave my legacy.

Making Vision Stick

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Andy Stanley, founding and lead pastor of North Point Community Church. He has written a must-read book – Making Vision Stick- for leader/communicators. The first thing I love about the book is that it’s only 74 pages long. If all books were as short, I’d be able to read a lot more books! Here are some of my favorite quotes:

One of the greatest challenges is making vision stick. Vision doesn’t have much adhesive. To get people to sit still long enough to understand your vision is hard enough. But to get them to actually organize their lives around it is supremely difficult. The urgent and legitimate needs of today quickly erase our commitment to the what could be of tomorrow. It’s the leader’s responsibility to ensure that people understand and embrace the vision of the organization.

5 things you can do to increase the adhesiveness of your vision

1. State the vision simply. if your vision is going to stick in people’s minds, it must be memorable. People don’t remember or embrace paragraphs. They remember and embrace sentences. And, If the vision is too complicated, nothing changes.

2. Cast the vision convincingly. In this section, Andy says leaders must define the problem, offer a solution, and present a reason for the solution. He writes …

Every vision is a solution to a problem. Buy-in by others hinges on your ability to convince them you are offering a solution to a problem they are convinced needs to be solved.

A leader points the way to a solution and gives a compelling reason why something must be done now.

3. Repeat the vision regularly. Continue reading Making Vision Stick

The Art Of Vision

Maloja Engadin Switzerland

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VISION = a preferred future – everybody has vision = HOPE

What vision can do for you

  • it gives you a clear picture of what you want and what not.
  • the clearer the vision, the easier to say yes or no.

What vision can do for people around you

  • it gives purpose
  • it gives belonging
  • it gives meaning
  • it gives direction

Creating a vision

Happy New Year 2013

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Here we go again.
It’s the first day of a new year.

Looking back on a year with ups and downs.
Small decisions, good decisions, bad decisions and one huge decision.

But it would be nothing without the love of family and friends.

That’s why I want to say Okun Tschran to all the people that have stood with aw and my family the last 12 month.

Thank you for believing in me.

You have made me stronger, smarter and still more human.

Don’t ever stop pushing me to take steps of faith.

Because on the day I stop taking risks or fight for what’s right, you will get the invitation to my funeral.

Looking forward into a new year of big changes and even greater challenges, I am confident, that with your support and the power of God, nothing will be impossible.

Lets see what miracles awaits us in 2013.