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Archive for December, 2012

Blog Sabbatical

Greetings everyone! I believe I will take a blog sabbatical for the rest of 2012.

I’ve been reading Faith And Doubt by John Ortberg and Deep And Wide by Andy Stanley lately. Excellent books. I’ll write blog reviews of them in January.

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

God bless.

Grace and Peace.

zack

 

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Greetings everyone! Last night I was reminded of a story I heard about while studying at Sunset.

This is a story of a man who used to teach at Sunset (he is now deceased). This man took a class on animals. The final exam for this class was identifying some of the birds they had learned about. The only thing was all they had to identify the birds was their legs and feet.

This man was so mad and frustrated he took his test paper put it on the teacher’s desk and started to walk away. The teacher yelled for him to put his name on the test sheet. He walks up to the teacher, puts his leg on the teacher’s desk, rolled up his pants leg, and said “you tell me who I am”.

This man had told this story a few times in sermons. But those who heard it didn’t remember a single thing about his sermon except for this story. So he stopped telling it.

The point of illustrations and stories is to reinforce points in the lesson.

When Jesus illustrated the kingdom of heaven, He used things and stories His hearers were familiar with and knew about. So whenever they remembered those stories and things, they would be able to remember Jesus’ lessons. Brilliant!

I’ll close with that. Your comments, thoughts, questions, etc are always welcomed and encouraged.

God bless. Grace and Peace.

zack

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Greetings everyone!

I just saw there was a man on a college campus in Wyoming who killed two people on campus and one person in the city. How sad! This breaks my heart. While I don’t think there is any way anyone can fully prepare oneself to face any sort of tragedy. I do hope to prepare myself academically to minister to college students.

My biggest ministry passions are campus, family/youth, young married/young family, community outreach, and ministry involvement. I have long been passionate and desirous about these areas, and feel I need to be better prepared. I hope to attend Harding School Of Theology in Memphis, TN.

I hope to get a ministry internship to do while attending school. I think and hope getting a masters degree plus ministry experience will help me get where I want to be.

I want to be able to relate to and be able to counsel college students and others in their lives and whatnot.

Please be praying for me on this. I have applied to HST, but have not heard back from the school yet.

Comments, thoughts, questions, etc are always welcomed and encouraged.

God bless. Grace and Peace.

zack

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