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Join the conversation: Live Like You Were Dying

 We’ve heard alot of buzz since Sunday on Connection Church’s current series, “Live Like You Were Dying.”  We want to continue the conversation here on the blog.   For the length of the series, you will find this post right here — at the top of the blog.  It will give you an opportunity to share your thoughts on the series and what God is doing in your life.   Its simple, just leave a comment on this post.  Feel free to just put your first name in the name section of the comments if you’d rather not share your full name.   Lets encourage one another to press on…

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7 Responses

  1. This series, “Live Like You Were Dying”, gives all of us a reason to pause and reflect.

    Reflect on how we use our time…

    The most urgent things to do are not always the most important!

    Yet, the most important things we do really should be the most urgent.

    Read that one again! I wrote it… and I need to read it one more time myself! 🙂

    Let’s take the time to…

    Hug a friend.

    Help a neighbor.

    Listen to a family member.

    Respect a co-worker.

    Stop the gossip.

    Start the healing.

    Read the Bible.

    Worship God genuinely.

    Discover how God has gifted us.

    Run with that vision.

    Live to GIVE!

    ” It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you’ve wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.” — Charles Lindbergh

  2. I can’t wait for this Sunday…Things really get kicked off learning how we should talk to one another. it sounds so basic yet it’s one of the things so often over looked. We speak so harshly at times. At times very punishing with our words…but it shouldn’t be like that. This Sunday Frankie Krasinski, one of Underone’s worship leader’s, is singing a song called Bite My Tongue. It speaks to the realization of what we say.

    Let’s be conscious about speaking sweeter.

  3. Today’s message really hit home for me. My natural bent is to speak before I think. Although I am learning the art of having an unexpressed thought, I needed today’s message.

    Rocky pointing me to scripture, that awesome drama and Frankie’s song…really opened up my heart for God to speak to me.

  4. I am really enjoying this series and love the key tags, as they remind me of the key message of the week. I am trying to remember that our time hear on earth is limited and I need to make the most of it. I love the idea of loving deeper and doing the unexpected. Because of this series, I feel more connected to those in my life (personal and professional) and I don’t seemed bothed by the insignificant issues as much!

  5. Robin, That is so great to hear!! We’ve heard from numerous people that this series is really changing their lives. Thank you so much for writing in!!

  6. we decided to segue a bit on the “speak sweeter” portion of the live like you were dying series and kept on wiht the power of words that are spoken – what and how they can create either opportunity or calamity.

    To exemplify we used the David and Goliath story and unpacked it verse by verse….what an amazing journey!

    I used to see that storyline as a simple thing that Ive read a hundred times but when you pick it apart….you can take a look at what’s REALLY going on there….

    Watch how David “creates” his opportunity to address the enemy’s charges by asking a few questions….over and over and over again.

    He knows what he’s doing….he’s stirring the pot within the camp. After all he was allready told what Saul would give the man who slew Goliath…..but he keeps on asking anyway? Hmmmm…..why?

    think about it. picture the soldiers watching David, a nobody, a little short nobody at that, as he forces an audience with the king by disobeying his brothers and pressing the issue.

    Watch how he refuses the King’s rebuke that disallows David to enter the battle.

    Don’t you think Saul was under a little presure there in that conversation? Don’t you think his generals and lead men were watching that conversation take place VERY intently? I do. And I think David knew EXACTLY what he was doing with his words.

    When David finnaly went to match up with Goliath, the battle was allready won. David had conquered the resitance of his peer groups, had conquered the pressure of disfunctional family dynamics in resisting his broghers, and had conquered any understandable fear of authority and even subtle (but limited) logic in his gentle refusal to accept King Saul’s directive that David could not possibly fight Goliath.

    Goliath was secondary to the goal at hand.

    Israel spoke of Goliath and the situation with dread tainting their voices.

    David never used that sort of language.

    it was his words that slew Goliath before he even hit the field.

    and so to the rest of us:

    who are OUR Goliaths?
    the economy?
    our health?
    our governement?
    our disenchanted youth?
    our own fears?
    our limited human logic?

    how and what do we speak about our challanges?

    David RAN to his larger, feircer, deadly opponent to dispatch him with a full sense of Godly expectation

    Do we run at ours?

    perhaps we should dust off those old sneakers then….

  7. […] come from a teaching series we did last summer Live Like You Were Dying and it started alot of conversation on our blog.    Whats even better than good dialogue?    When the dialogue turns into […]

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