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Things Jesus Never Said

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“…Concentrate on doing your best for  God … laying out the truth plain and simple. Stay clear of pious talk that is only talk. Words are not mere words, you know. If they’re not backed by a godly life…”2nd Timothy 2 #ThingsJesusNeverSaid “…Don't go too far with this grace business. Teach it responsibly, lest it be abused.That's it-that was your last chance. I'm done with you. I told you what would happen-you should have listened.Sometimes blessing your enemies & turning the other cheek won't be practical, so basically just use common sense.I am going the way of sacrificial non-violent enemy love, so you guys won't have to.Peter, get out your sword. It's showtime.Yeah you laugh it up. We'll see who's laughing when I come back the second time.This is my body, which is given for...hey, not you Judas! No way. Out of the pool. Real disciples only...”TY @theboyonthebike Pkes

Betrayal Part I

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Et tu, Brute? And you to, Brutus? An old school, throwback quote from William Shakespeare, usually used to signify maxed-out and  unexpected betrayal. Human beings need to trust, but betrayal is a gross violation of precious trust. It can be a devastating. And, it can inflict physical, spiritual and psychological pain. The hurt and pain of betrayal is magnified especially when we feel exposed, when we feel vulnerable.  I like what BrenĂ© Brownwrote in her bookThe Gifts of Imperfection.… Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal … damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged….” Are you able to acknowledge and name your betrayal and move towards forgiveness? Moving towards forgiveness invites us to be kind and gentle towards our betrayal pain. It’s also a time to ask God to help us learn more about ourself, about trust, and about the importance of being vulnerable, gracious, yet cautious.  #SeasonofBetrayal #MetroLifeChurch #minmchurch

It's Happening!

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It's happening in Leon, Nicaragua, November 26-December 2, 2017. Along with our friends at Living Water International ( https://water.cc/ ) Ministry in Motion/MetroLife Churchwill share a conviction that our Ministry should bring usable hope: drinkable water and Living Water - the hope of the Gospel, to thirsty friends in a country few of us have visited, Nicaragua. Get involved.  Connect with us at: office[@]minm.church for some ways you can pitch in. 
#LeonNicaragua2017 #MetroLifeChurch #minmchurch

Surviving Chaos - Being Sure and Fearless

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I think I’m an orderly guy. My wife might debate me on this point. But my ties hang and are sorted by colors. Black socks snuggle up with black, brown with brown. Like tools reside in the same tool chest drawers. I like having my proverbial ducks in a row, but it’s a rare life that remains orderly. How was your last journey through a season of chaos? Messy? Illogical? Fully of anxiety? If so, join the club.  The Psalmist wrote: No fear, no pacing, no biting fingernails. When the earth spins out of control, we are sure and fearless. When mountains crumble and the waters run wild, we are sure and fearless.Even in heavy winds and huge waves, or as mountains shake, we are sure and fearless.Ps 46:2-3 VoiceThe mayhem, the bedlam, that makes us feel like quitting and running away, actually becomes our training moment. It comes to train us to remind us, our ultimate goal in the midst of chaos is not to control or fix everything, but to lean in and keep communing with the Eternal God. God n…

Giving Back To Community

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Clear My Blurred Vision

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Clear My Blurred Vision because I see people, but they look like trees—walking trees. What does it take to see members of the kingdom of God clearly? Maybe it’s as simple as receiving a gracious tender touch from God . We’re kind’a like the blind man in this Gospel story. Though we’ve been touched by God, we still see men as trees - we can't appreciate our brothers rightly, as God made them, with all their virtues and even their short-comings. Why? My “stuff” My biases, my selfishness and prideful agendas take over, get in the way, and cloud and dim and distort my vision of my fellow man. In Bethsaida, some people brought a sightless man and begged Jesus to give him a healing touch…[Christ] laid hands on him, and asked, “Do you see anything?” The blind man looked up, saying: "I see men. They look like walking trees." Jesus touched his eyes again; and when the man looked up, he could see everything clearly. Maybe we require a second touch; Jesus touch me again! #TouchedAga…