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Link to the Service January 16, 2022
Sermon Series: Healthy Outlook
Sermon Title:Spiritual Training
Worship Leader: Lauren Thorne
Scripture: I Timothy 4:1-10 (NRSV)
I Need Thee Every Hour
I Need Thee Every Hour
Thy Word is a Lamp Unto My Feet
Take Time to Be Holy
Take time to be Holy
This week we are teaching on a passage in Timothy, and I read this devotional by John Maxwell that captured what Godly Leadership looks like:
Nothing can make someone more unlikely - even unwilling - to lead than feelings of inadequacy. Timothy, the young protege of the apostle Paul, must have felt much as Moses did when God called him to lead Israel out of Egyptian captivity. Moses felt inadequate for the task, and likely so did Timothy.
We can identify any number of reasons that Timothy might have felt unfit to accept his assignment as pastor of the Ephesian church. He was too young and too inexperienced for a first pastoral assignment. Besides, how could he take over for the churches' founder, Paul? Would anyone take him seriously?
Never mind all that, "Paul tells him in his letter. "if you follow my instructions, you will be more than able to do the job. Don't let anyone look down on you because of your relative youth and inexperience. Rather, be the kind of example of godliness that won't allow anyone to treat you with anything but respect."
God doesn't necessarily choose leaders based on their natural talent or ability. Neither does he always choose them based on their age and experience. As Paul tells Timothy, God chooses leaders based on their availability, not their ability; on their willingness to walk in obedience to him, not their experience.
**What I thought was most powerful about this devotional, written by John Maxwell, was how there is a shift in perspective. The focus in God's kingdom is not your age, not your natural ability or your experience. Instead, the focus is on our availability and willingness to walk in obedience. Not perfection, but willingness to walk with God as he shows the way. I look forward to this Sunday as we dive deeper in what a Healthy Perspective looks like in our Christian lives!
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BROAD RIPPLE VILLAGE NEWS
WHAT'S NEW IN BR
- Dave's Hot Chicken signed a lease to take over the spot at 927 Broad Ripple Ave previously occupied by Noodles & Company. They expect to open later this year.
- Gershman Partners and Citimark purchased the Kroger parcel and will be coming to the BRVA Land Use Committee this quarter to present their plans for a mixed-use development on the site.
- The Vegas Lounge is still working on their space at 723 Broad Ripple Ave. Expect them to open soon.
- Sun King Broad Ripple Barrel House closed on December 19.
- College Avenue will be closing this week between Broad Ripple Avenue and 62nd Street as construction continues at the site of the new Eight Eleven office building.
- Eating Fresh, a new Vietnamese restaurant located at 6255 N. College Ave is expected to open next month.
- French Quarter, a New Orleans food cuisine restaurant and bar, will open in the former Monkey's Tale location on Westfield Blvd this summer.
-The BRVA hired a new Executive Director, Jordan Dillon! Stop by the BRVA office Tuesdays 1-4p or Thursdays 9a-12p to meet her.
WINTER MARKET – Now Open Indoors
Glendale Town Center
Prior Macy’s Location
(North Side of the Center)
Saturday Mornings from 9:am to noon
The Broad Ripple Farmers Market (BRFM) is committed to supporting locally grown and produced foods. The Market brings the greater Broad Ripple community the very best and freshest of each season. The Market is an event of the Broad Ripple Village Association (BRVA) and proceeds support development and beautification projects in the Village.
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