Author: Kristen Entwistle

Lead From Where You Are

When I think of leaders in the church, I think of Pastors and Sunday School teachers, Elders and Deacons.  But really, there’s much more to it than that. Leaders aren’t just the people that stand up in front of the church on Sunday mornings.  The people whose faces and names are on the back of the bulletin or the church door.  The musicians whose name everyone knows. You don’t have to stand at the pulpit to be a leader.  You don’t need a microphone to be a leader.  You don’t have to have it all together to be a...

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I Don’t Need To Be A Superhero

Superheroes are all the rage today. Wonder Woman.  Spiderman.  Thor.  Iron Man.  Captain America.  Ant-man.  Superman.  Supergirl.  Arrow.  Flash.  Green Lantern. We see these superheroes as brave and bold.  They put their own lives at risk to save others – people they don’t even know.  They dive into burning buildings and fly through the skies.  They stand in front of buses and bullets.  They have powers that make it possible for them to be superhuman.  To be superheroes. Everybody wants to save the world.  Everybody wants to be a superhero. Well, at least I do. I want to be...

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Maybe Boldness Is More Than That

Sometimes people think that I’ve got it all together.  That couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, I’m falling apart.  I’m insecure.  I’m afraid. I’m quick to speak. I’m slow to listen. I’m quick to become angry. I’m barely holding it together.  I see others around me –  preaching the Gospel in far off countries, boldly standing up for Truth in the streets and in churches, giving up the comforts of home to serve in the military, changing their whole lives just for the sake of the Gospel of Christ. And here I am, a measly college chemistry...

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Bold For The Gospel

Paul’s a pretty verbose guy in our New Testament.  Based on the number of words in the New Testament, Paul is responsible for 28% of it.  Saul (who became Paul) was a Pharisee, a tent-maker, and a Jew-hater.  The only reason he became bold for the Gospel of God was because he met Christ on the road to Damascus.  God literally stopped him in his tracks and turned his life around. Now, if God can use someone as terrible as that – he can certainly use you and me.  Saul had to prove to the early church fathers that...

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Diving In

In high school, my alarm would go off at 4:00 am and I’d be jumping into the pool by 5:30 am.   I can’t tell you how happy my dad was when I finally got my driver’s license. I remember standing on the pool deck in my suit, cap and goggles, and dreading how cold the water was going to be.  Because it was never warm.  Never.  But I learned early on that it didn’t get any warmer if you just stood there, or if you gingerly dipped in one toe at a time.  And so eventually, I just dove...

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