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July 7, 2015, 10:11 AM

Where Do We Begin?

Where you start from many times will determine where you end up. 

If you are discussing an issue with someone where you are coming from is so important. Your life experience...whether you were poor, middle-class, or wealthy...will many times shape your perspective on issues. Your political bent...whether you are conservative or liberal...will determine how you view different topics and issues. Even where you live might determine how you feel about issues. A farmer living in rural Iowa will probably think about life a little differently than an aspiring actor living in Los Angeles. 

I get a lot of people who come to me for advice and help. One of the first things I do is try to make it very clear what my perspective or starting point is. I preach the Bible. This is where my training lies, this is where I have experience, this is what I do. I'm not a psychologist or a therapist. I have no training in these areas. 

When I preach I come from a Biblical perspective. There is some value in studying history, current events, and other factors in determining how to best deliver a message, but still my main starting point is the Bible. 

What if we did this with our whole lives? 

What if we raised our families from a Biblical perspective...treating our children as God has commanded us to. 

What if we had marriages that reflected what the Bible lays out as a healthy marriage...wives submitting to husbands and husbands loving their wives as Christ loves the church. 

What if we dealt with our finances in a Biblical...getting out of debt and being generous. 

What if the church really focused on the mission given to us in the Bible? 

If we begin our journey in life with a Biblical perspective I think we could all see our lives would healthier and more prosperous in every way. Ultimately, we would end up more Christ-like...which is our goal on this earth. 

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