Preaching Daily - July 3

Today's Reading...

When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. - Matthew 2:10-11

Today's Devotional Insight...

Turning Life into an Adventure

There are reasons life becomes just one long bore.

In my opinion, the foremost reasons are: (1) people have lost sight of who God made them to be and what He designed them to do; and (2) as a result, people are not actively, intentionally, and purposefully pursuing what the Father has planned and desired for them.

If you truly want to pursue and reach your full potential, then you must face up to these two truths:

Truth #1: God has placed more within you than you realize.

Truth #2: You likely have settled for the life you have now.

To read the full article, "How to Reach Your Full Potential" by Charles Stanley, click here.

Today’s Pastoral Resource...

Churches tend to be places where extroverts--those gregarious, outgoing, people-persons--are prized. So, Adam McHugh has written Introverts in the Church (InterVarsity Press) to encourage his fellow introverts to find their own special place in the life and ministry of the church. He also reminds church leaders to recognize and value the gifts of the introverts in their churches.

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