It is when Christians create a “culture of Jesus” that the world is invited to be changed. Join in and listen as Dr. Parrott explains how…
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NEW My Soul Purpose AUDIO BOOK for Students! Read by the author, Richard Leslie Parrott. Professor Parrott has a heart for his students. He…
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Years ago I came across a wonderful little piece. It’s a Japanese paraphrase of the most familiar of Psalms. You can find it in…
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Join Dr Parrott as he leads us in one of his favorite passages, Psalm 107. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his…
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What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
Helping people take hold of the deeper priorities of life is something I do in a seminar exercise called, “Below the Bottom Line.” Everyone is given a blank sheet of paper.
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Years ago I heard a wonderful illustration of what it means to be “real.” Here goes: There are three types of Christians. First, there’s the TOP-OF-THE-PILE Christian. You have seen these folks. You ask them “How are you doing?” and away they go: “Top of the pile! Movin’ and groovin’ with Jesus. Growin’ and glowin’ in Him.” Really? All the time? You can’t be that way all the time, it is not realistic.
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Spiritual leadership! This is a different kind of leadership, and it includes YOU. We have leaders in all segments of our world: politics, the military, education, business, business, social services, the church, etc. Now, all this “leadership” is good and I have consulted and taught leaders in all these areas. But, this is not the kind of leadership I am speaking of in this blog.
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I’ve known and worked with a wide diversity of people in the last 40 years of pastoring and teaching. I’ve worked with people who lived in homes that were so big and so beautiful; frankly, it made me nervous to go inside. And, I can remember a fellow with crooked teeth and scars on his face who, every Sunday, walked from the Union Gospel Mission to sit on the second row in church.
Here is what I know: Scratch any person, and they will bleed. Everybody carries a load. I would like to put a badge on every person that reads, CAUTION! HUMAN BEING. HANDLE WITH CARE.
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Being a Godly person. That’s a challenge. Sometimes I feel like I’m not very good at it. That’s when I have to remember that I’m not the one who makes me “a Godly person.” Jesus does the work in me; it is my challenge to cooperate with what He is doing.
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A week ago, the school where I teach (Trevecca Nazarene University) celebrated the opening dinner of the school year. And, it happened to me again. An individual hurried up to meet me and in great overtures, complemented my on my exceptional skills at the piano. I quickly explained that I don’t play the piano. However, the gentleman continued thanking me for sharing my musical gift. It took two more explanations before he realized that I am not the person he thought I was. When he finally realizes the mistake, we both laughed as he explained, “You look just like him.”
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