Team Ox Strong,
I trust that each of you had an amazing Easter with your families.
My wife is a part of the Tim Tebow Foundation and Tim encouraged us to watch the message from Passion City Church featuring Louie Giglio, Sadie Rob Huff, Tim Tebow, David Crowder and others. Feel free to visit and watch as well on-line at this site https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfI45wuw1Vg
Each of the individuals mentioned above had a part in the message and at the conclusion of the service I went around asking my wife and daughters what their takeaways were. It was a good time to hear their hearts and to know they were so tuned into what God was sharing with them through the ministering of His word.
A few of my takeaways were
1. With everything in our world being cancelled...I can be so thankful for God cancelling my debt in full as He took my place on the cross.
2. The Coronavirus is receiving so much fear, awe, reverence and respect world-wide. If anyone were to come up with a vaccine for it, then it wouldn't take long for those infected to show up at the hospitals doorstep asking to be injected with the vaccine. Our old creation needs a vaccine in order to become new, and there is a vaccine available -- it is Christ Himself. He is The One Who paid our debt in full. He is The Vaccine. So do we have an awe, respect, reverence and fear of Him even more so than we do a virus? Do we run to Him knowing that He alone can heal us? He cancelled death...He is risen. We who follow Him have also conquered death and have that hope of one day being face to face with Him in glory for all eternity. Praise the Lord!!!
I know many of you were able to watch services from pastors here in Grinnell, or services from other speakers from around the world as well. Feel free to share your personal takeaways with me...would love to hear them. Iron sharpening Iron.
Practicing His Presence,
Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, a pastor, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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