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The Trouble With Greatness / The Humility of Fame

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The Trouble With Greatness / The Humility of Fame

26 pagine
21 minuti
Jun 17, 2015


God deserves great children. The difference between being infamous and great begins with making good choices. Ten steps to making godly decisions. Accepting that no one does it perfect every time. Ten questions to consider on the Fame Or Greatness Checklist. What's the difference between spiritual greatness and holy humility and why should you care? Figuring out God's part and yours. Four things Jesus does for you. Lessons from Debbie's and Maria's story. Four reasons to want to achieve spiritual greatness. Suggestions included for digging deeper into Mark 15 and Mark 16. What new insights are you learning about following Jesus? Why do you think the crowd chose Barabbas over Jesus? Discerning the sometimes different roles of female and male followers of Jesus and what that means for you today. For individual or group study.

Jun 17, 2015

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Stephen Bly (1944-2011) authored and co-authored with his wife, Janet Chester Bly, more than 100 books, both historical and contemporary fiction and nonfiction. He won the Christy Award in the category western novel for The Long Trail Home, from The Fortunes of the Black Hills Series. Other novels were Christy Award finalists: The Outlaw's Twin Sister, Picture Rock, and Last of the Texas Camp. His last novel, Stuart Brannon's Final Shot, finished with the help of his widow, Janet Chester Bly, and three sons--Russell, Michael, and Aaron--was a SELAH Award finalist. She just completed her first solo adult Indie novel, Wind in the Wires, Book 1, Trails of Reba Cahill.

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The Trouble With Greatness / The Humility of Fame - Stephen Bly

The Trouble With Greatness

Following Jesus Series

Stephen Bly

Copyright©1982, 2015

Janet Chester Bly

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The Humility of Fame

"And they pressed into service a passer-by coming from the country,

Simon of Cyrene…to bear His cross."

Mark 15:21 NAS

Mention greatness and fame comes to mind. Yet the two are miles apart.

Greatness includes achieving a high goal.

Fame means name recognition by many people. Simon of Cyrene in Africa had instant fame thrust him by a sudden, random pick from a crowd. He felt the tap on the shoulder of the flat of a Roman spear. At the moment he most likely bitterly resented the imposition. Yet carrying Jesus’ cross may have been a first step to his conversion (see Romans 16:13).

Some accomplish great things for God but few know them. This side of heaven.

Others are well-known without doing anything worthwhile. More like infamous.

And a select number reach a great goal and pick up fame as well.

Jennifer’s Story

Jennifer Roberts is developing true greatness.

As a young mother in her

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