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Something to Think About with Keith Lawder and Steve Waldorf 8-20-18 Devotion

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“Be filled with the spirit … giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. – Ephesians 5:18-20

As I sat on the porch of our beach rental surveying the sheer beauty of the sand and the waves, I was overcome by a feeling of tremendous gratitude. Sure the place revealed the beauty of God’s creation. But I believe it was much more than that. I was experiencing gratitude for all the blessings in my life: for my family; for my wonderful wife; for my friends, for my health; for my calling; for my gifts; for the things which humble me; and for the life I’ve been given. But most of all, I am grateful that God has planted and nurtured a seed of goodness in me so that I might strive to reflect just a bit of God’s goodness to others.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
VP of Development
478-746-9688 #124 (Macon)
478-747-0042 (Cell)
swaldorf@gumf.org


If you would like Keith or Steve to preach at your church, contact Louise Hintze at the GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org.

Posted: August 20th, 2018 | Permalink

Something to Think About with Keith Lawder and Steve Waldorf 8-13-18 Devotion

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Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. – John 6:35

What is it that we really hunger for in life? Is it wealth? Is it longevity? Is it world peace? The Israelites in the desert, the priests, and Levites, even the Apostles, had just as hard a time as we do understanding that Jesus truly is the Bread of Life. Jesus reminds us that if we seek worldly things, what we seek will not last. What does last forever is a relationship with Jesus Christ. If we redirect our hunger to the Living Bread and Water, our desires for earthly things will certainly fade away.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
VP of Development
478-746-9688 #124 (Macon)
478-747-0042 (Cell)
swaldorf@gumf.org


If you would like Keith or Steve to preach at your church, contact Louise Hintze at the GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org.

Posted: August 13th, 2018 | Permalink

Something to Think About with Keith Lawder and Steve Waldorf 8-6-18 Devotion

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“The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” – Ephesians 4:11-12

It’s a great time for each of us to do an inventory of our gifts. What gifts has God graced you with? In some ways, August is a bit like New Year’s. It’s the start of a new school year, new programs at church, football season, and the list goes on. It’s also a good time to acknowledge that everything we have comes from God for the purpose of equipping us to make disciples. Therefore it’s a good time both to inventory our gifts and to ask God how we should use our gifts to make disciples.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
VP of Development
478-746-9688 #124 (Macon)
478-747-0042 (Cell)
swaldorf@gumf.org


If you would like Keith or Steve to preach at your church, contact Louise Hintze at the GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org.

Posted: August 6th, 2018 | Permalink

Something to Think About with Keith Lawder and Steve Waldorf 7-30-18

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“And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” – Ephesians 3:19

Because of knowledge we have created driverless cars, made medical breakthroughs, even been to other planets. But to be “full of” God transforms lives, mends broken relationships, draws one into the presence of God. Join me today in taking a few moments to reflect on what does it mean in your life to be “full of God?” What does it mean to experience the love of Christ beyond the knowledge of God?

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
VP of Development
478-746-9688 #124 (Macon)
478-747-0042 (Cell)
swaldorf@gumf.org


If you would like Keith or Steve to preach at your church, contact Louise Hintze at the GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org.

Posted: July 30th, 2018 | Permalink

Something to Think About with Keith Lawder and Steve Waldorf 7-23-18

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“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies … ” – Psalm 23:5

In this verse from a song of David, I picture Jesus at a lavish, overfilled banquet table where we are all seated and told to keep our focus on Him no matter what else happens. As He talks, a prowling lion comes out of the grass, circling the table. We have a choice: keep our focus on Jesus, or on the lion. Remember, in the presence of your enemies, Jesus presides over the enemies and the table.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
VP of Development
478-746-9688 #124 (Macon)
478-747-0042 (Cell)
swaldorf@gumf.org


If you would like Keith or Steve to preach at your church, contact Louise Hintze at the GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org.

Posted: July 23rd, 2018 | Permalink