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Sunday Encouragement

September 24, 2012 Leave a comment

From Pastor Wilson:

Like Being Waterboarded (09.16.12)
“… God knows our frame, and He knows how to test and grow us in a way that does not truly overwhelm. It is like being waterboarded—you are not drowning, but you can feel like it.”
 
Elms and Olives (09.23.12)
“What is more impressive—a small grape vine, or a stately elm? What is more striking—two rows of grape vines, or two rows of majestic oaks? Well, the trees are more impressive, but the vines are more fruitful.
And compare the great trees with the olive trees. The olive trees are much smaller, and more gnarly-looking. But they are also more fruitful.
God delights in bring fruit out of small vines. He delights in the olive shoots around His table, and it should delight us to gather there in that capacity. That is what we are, and we must not chafe at what we are.”