Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Epigram Compendium: 2016 Edition

epigram: any witty, ingenious, or pointed saying tersely expressed

compendium: a summary, epitome, or abridgment  

I had my annual year-end blog half written but to be honest, it was just not coming together (in fact it was boring me to pieces) so I decided that I'd end 2016 w/ some of my favorite Scripture, tweets & quotes that I've posted over the last twelve months on Twitter & Google+.

For your viewing pleasure:

#Jesus gave His life both FOR us & TO us;
it's not just a changed life, it's an exchanged life.

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A revelation always brings a revolution, in your life or in others.
Catch a revelation of #grace, in the Person of #Jesus.

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When one chapter ends another begins, unless of course it's the end of the book –  #obvious

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We don't wrestle w/ our needs, they're already supplied;
it's our wants that leave us sore, bruised & exhausted…

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God:

has made you. 
will carry you. 
will sustain you. 
will rescue you. 

This is MY God! Isaiah 46:4



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Now is NOT the time for Christians to be at odds w/ each other over 
anything but heresy, there's a bigger picture here folks.

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My Friend: "I'm not laughing at you I'm laughing w/ you"
Me: "But I'm... not... laughing..."
#rascaltalk

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Praise AFTER the fact is CONFIRMATION of God's faithfulness.
Praise BEFORE the fact is CONFIDENCE in God's faithfulness.

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Don't put people in a box, if you do you may as well call it a coffin,
nail it shut & lower it; let people be themselves.

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"Are your excuses more important than your dreams?"
This is something I've been thinking about lately…

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Men, if you love a woman, show her long before you tell her; 
actions scream what the heart whispers.

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Resolve to let any problem in a relationship be one of communication, not commitment.

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Grace is not so much “holier than thou”,
it's more like “holier than that”.

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"What is the purpose of my life?" would be better asked as
"WHO is the purpose of my life?", one word can shift the focus.

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Worry does not impress #God one bit, not one itty, bitty bit…

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"Sometimes the #Truth is hard to swallow, 
that's why you have to wash it down w/ the Word."

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Never underestimate the explosive power of forgiveness.

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"If the Great Commission is true, our plans are not too big; they are too small." - Pat Morley

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Too many Christians are not changing the world because
they're busy the changing diapers of other Christians. #growup

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You'll never achieve unity by imposing uniformity.

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The only people that like legalism are legalists & deep down,
I'm not so sure they're crazy about it either…

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“The secret of a good sermon is having a good beginning & 
a good ending & having them as close together as possible" - George Burns


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"The good Lord made us all, if we're good enough for Him we ought 
to be good enough for each other" - Jed Clampett #classictv

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Hannah (in her bitterness) still had her #prayer answered by #God (in His mercy), think on that…

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ONE sentence can change & transform an ENTIRE city; just look at Jonah... #chooseyourwords

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Caeser came, saw & conquered;
#Jesus saw, came & more than conquered ~

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You can't "love the Lord w/ all your heart" &
flirt w/ sin at the same time, be faithful ~ #Jesus #love

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“Flirting w/ Moses is cheating on Jesus” - Andrew Farley

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God loves the beautiful mess called “people”.

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When you remove #God from anything, it becomes godless;
is that what you want for your family, community or country?

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Actions speak louder than words, this is especially true for followers of Christ; walk the talk.

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Some have accused me of not being spontaneous, I refer you to my calendar,
it has "be spontaneous" penciled in on every first & third Wednesday at 6 pm.

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Time is short, you can play it safe or live by faith,
you can take it easy or you can take chances, your choice. 

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You don't need permission to fulfill the Great Commission,
just open your mouth, your heart & your life, let God do the rest.

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Jesus lived a life extraordinary, does your life 
reflect ordinary or that something "extra"? 

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Next time you pray, be mindful of who's dominating the conversation.

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Guys, some girls go for jerks, others go for gents
but it's awfully hard for them to resist godly... be godly.

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Climb the mountains.
Forge the rivers.
Make new trails.
Take chances.
Push #faith to the limits.
You have one #life, live it.
Change the world.
Change your world.

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#Jesus & His first Disciples didn't have social media,
they were simply social & turned the world upside down.

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When the enemy comes creeping around your life,
'just remind him he's trespassing on private property.

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A little personality goes a long way but a lot of personality goes a bit too far.

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First impressions are important, but so are last impressions,
be aware of how you treat people & how you leave them feeling.

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Those that truly walk in the light of Love have spent some time in the shadow of the Cross. #love

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99% of the miracles of Jesus were under the old covenant,
we have a better covenant now; imagine the possibilities! #unstoppable

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We'll never have peace in this world until the Prince of Peace is the center of our world. #truth

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If you cannot interchange the words "servant" & "leader"
then you haven't grasped the concept of either... #truth

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The best part about waking up is waking up; many people didn't make it;
be #thankful for every breath, every moment, every day.

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You can look to the mountain or you can look to the 
One whose feet rest on that mountain, your choice... #perspective

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We live in the most amazing, exciting time in all of human history,
have faith that in God, anything & everything is very much possible!

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In the natural, the calm comes AFTER the storm; in the spiritual,
we as Christians have it DURING the storm, what a difference... 

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Grow in love & let it be perfected in you; after all, 
perfect love tells fear to pack it's bags.


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People don't hear what you think, they hear what you say & even then,
what they heard may not be what you said…

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Desire + Discipline = Difference.

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Your purpose & your destiny are tied to your identity in Christ,
personal revelation comes from knowing who you are in Him.
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Miracles are spectacular but temporary,
it's better to live & operate in the Blessing, that's long-term -

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Some questions are better left unanswered this side of Heaven…

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Excellence is the outcome of habitual integrity.

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Without integrity, you disintegrate.

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Proverbs 16:21
"Sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness". 
In plain talk = you're never persuasive when abrasive.



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Fear & Faith are both choices - you choose which one
you're going to live in & only one of those pleases God.

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Fear will surrender to Faith or Faith will surrender to Fear,
only you decide who is the master & who is the slave...

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‎"Hamburger Helper only works if the hamburger 
is ready to accept that it needs help" - Danny Chambers

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"If your life isn't supernatural, it's superficial" – Andrew Wommack

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Christian, you may not be on the same page w/ another Believer,
but at least you're in the same Book.

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Jesus washed the dirty feet of:


Judas, who betrayed Him,
Peter, who denied Him,
& the Disciples, who deserted Him.

That's what God is like.

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A Christian is someone whom God is with (Matt. 28:20), in (Col. 1:27), and for (Rom. 8:31).


1 comment:

  1. "When one door closes, another opens. When one door closes, another opens," says Markus as he eats through a chocolate advent calendar.

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