Posts tagged ‘apostle paul’

December 28, 2015

We’ve all got a Job to do

by Lester Young

My book Kingdom Keys: A ‘How-to’ Guide for Flourishing in the Kingdom of God, is available on Amazon. As a special year-end gift, here’s an excerpt from the chapter “The Kingdom is Our Caretaker, Employer and Paymaster”. Enjoy, and have a very happy and blessed New Year:

Now how does the Kingdom of God assign us our work? Well, first of all, when Jesus called His disciples, He basically gave them only one prerequisite, which was to leave everything behind and follow Him. Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?

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December 7, 2015

Grace and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

by Lester Young

From the jtGn archives…

Let’s talk about Grace today. No, I’m not referring to the Princess of Monaco, Ms. Jones or even the little prayer many of us say just before ingesting excessive quantities of foodstuffs. I’m referring to the Grace that portrays God’s overwhelming attitude toward mankind – the motivating force that sent the Lord Jesus on the most important Mission ever undertaken, period. But before we delve into it, it’d probably be prudent to establish a working definition of Grace that can be objectively applied. One description that quickly comes to mind is “unmerited favor” – and it’s absolutely fitting. Another illustration I’ve heard from a wonderful man of faith goes something like this: “‘Grace’ is God’s overwhelming desire to treat you and me as though sin had never existed.” That one indeed paints an amazing and glorious picture.

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October 5, 2015

When the Going Gets Tough

by Lester Young

Patiently and humbly walking the course the Lord has laid out for us isn’t always the easiest thing in the world to do. (It is, oddly enough, the simplest thing in the world to do: it’s encapsulated in John 2:5… but I digress.) It can be confusing, mentally taxing and, as a result, downright physically strenuous. And when you find it as such… well, I’m gonna just go ahead and say this at the risk of incurring your wrath, because it needs to be said: When you find walking the path confusing, mentally taxing and physically strenuous, it’s because you’re doing it wrong.

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