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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
I currently serve as Senior Pastor of Harvest Church in Knoxville, Tn. I was sent out from Trinity Chapel of Knoxville in 1993 accompanied by my wife Sheila our four children Sarah, Hannah, Josiah & Isaac and a handful of bold, brave and committed believers determined to plant our first church. Pioneering is hard work but well worth the journey. That is why we desire to make disciples of Christ who will, like us, also embrace the call to plant churches.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Luxurious Living Part Two

Matthew 11:28 "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. 29 Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. 30 Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly."

Who wouldn’t want to live freely and lightly?

Do you know anyone that wouldn’t want to trade in being burnt out for being alive and full of joy?

What person in their right mind wouldn’t want to have real rest?

You could be so wealthy that you need not worry about a depression and still find yourself heaven laden, tired, and worn out.
The truth is the more you have the more you are responsible for. That doesn’t mean poor is spiritual, and rich is wicked. Neither one has any virtue in and of itself.

Poor and rich alike experience anxiousness and the need for rest. These conditions are very human and are no respecters of persons. They visit without preference every one that has ever been born into this world and it’s systems.

Jesus comes along and invites us to live a life of grace. He calls us out of the rat race and into the grace race. He invites us to a living Kingdom here and now.
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