Five Resolutions for a Christian Communicator

I've been thinking a lot lately about the calling of a Christian communicator. This could be your duties as a writer, wither blogs or books or articles. Or it could be your task as a preacher or teacher, whither in small group, pulpit ministry, or classroom. To communicate the truth of the good news of the gospel, in any form, is a high privilege and a sober calling. I'm always mindful of James 3, which outlines the seriousness of the calling and the negative and positive effect of the words we craft. So I came up with five resolutions that we might consider: 1) I will communicate well to serve others, even if I never become famous. To seek a wider audience is not wrong. Ambition, properly exercised under the Lordship of Christ, is not evil and is good. But it may be God's will that my books never reach the NYT bestseller list....

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Moving: The Way to Your Gifts

I've been thinking and speaking a lot of about God's will, gifts, purpose, God's calling, etc. And sometimes I think we just make too darn hard what God has made rather simple. Lot of Christians wrestle with questions like, What is it that God wants me to do with my life? How do I know God's will? How do I identify my gifts? Some churches have their members undergo a spiritual gifts survey. I think this is good, though we don't do that at Gages Lake, though that doesn't mean we never would, because we might find that a useful tool in the future. But I have largely come to believe and understand and experience that God reveals Himself as we begin to move and work. In other words, we do something. We don't wait for a blinding flash of light or a burning bush. We act, based on what we're...

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