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Heroes

Yesterday morning, I attended a men’s breakfast at our church. Besides the great fellowship with other men, I especially appreciated what Matt Silver had to share about heroes in our lives. When thinking about heroes in my own live, I immediately think about my parents. They have always been great role models for me through each stage of my life, and I’m extremely thankful for them.

During Matt’s time of sharing, he shared a passage from Titus 2:1-8 that came to me at a great time. Here’s what it has to say:

1 You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. 2 Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. 3 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. 6 Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. 7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness 8 and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

This is a challenging passage. As a leader (at home, at church, at work, in life), I need to be above approach. This is where I will wrestle the next few days (or forever long it takes).

Until the next post…

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October 28, 2007 - Posted by | thoughts

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