THOUGHT: Spending time with God is the source of strength for every believer.
BIBLE: Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35
TRANSCRIPT: Hey everybody! Welcome back to the Morning Thrive! We’ve been talking about lessons I’ve learned from my dad. Here’s one last one: lead by example. When I think about my dad, I think about how he led by example. He was humble, he served other people, often he shared his faith with boldness, he cared for other people, and he instilled that in me. He would say, “Craig, if you want to lead, you have to lead by example. People need to see you and they will follow what you do.” 1 Timothy 4:12 says, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” I’m grateful for the godly men who God has put in my life who have led by example. They make me better, they make our churches better, they make our community better, and they make our world a better place. Thanks Dad, for leading by example. What better way to do that than to come to church? Come to church on the weekend, let’s gather together, and let’s spur one another to lead by example and to influence our families. I hope I’ll see you on Sunday at 9:00 am, 10:15 am, or 11:30 am. See you then!
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