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Insight and inspiration for You!

Firm Foundation with Bryan Hudson Bryan Hudson

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Insight and inspiration for You!

    What to Do After Thanksgiving

    What to Do After Thanksgiving

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    Colossians 3:14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 


    What to do after Thanksgiving


    1. Seek things that are above. Seek higher things and better things for your life.


    2. Put on love. Be a person committed to loving others. It is the bond of perfection. What does it mean that you're perfect, but loving God and loving others is the best way to become better.


    3. Let peace rule in your hearts. Don't allow confusion and fear to control you. Remember that Jesus is the prince of peace.


    4. Stay connected to others and always be thankful.

    • 23 min
    5 Good Things That Happen When You Give Thanks

    5 Good Things That Happen When You Give Thanks

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    1 Thessalonians 5:17, Pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit.


    #1 -  Giving thanks helps you reconnect with your foundation
    #2 -  Giving thanks helps keep your life clear of anxiety, worry, and sin traps
    #3 -  Giving thanks is the container that allows you to receive and hold blessings, benefits and responsibilities
    #4 -  Giving thanks puts you in a position to allow God to transform every weakness into a strength
    #5 -  Giving thanks draws you closer to God and closer to covenant relationships

    • 48 min
    The Pull of Value & Priority; ”Pearls of Priority” | Navigate, Part 11

    The Pull of Value & Priority; ”Pearls of Priority” | Navigate, Part 11

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    Key Scriptures:

    Matthew 13:45 Again the kingdom of heaven is like a man who is a dealer in search of fine and precious pearls, 46 Who, on finding a single pearl of great price, went and sold all he had and bought it. 


    Value of Learning and Discovery
    One great lesson of the parable is the joy of the discovery that caused the man to be willing to give up everything to make the treasure, and the expectation of discovery his own.

    The Pull of Priority Revealed:
    Find your “Pearls” and “Pearl.” Prioritize the things in God and in life that are most beautiful to you.

    What is the Value of Priority?
    Priority is not only about things you HAVE TO DO.
    It is also about things you LOVE TO DO.
    It is about things that you consider beautiful and the the pursuit of those things

    We don’t seek the kingdom only to have things added. We seek the kingdom because it is beautiful!  We seek the kingdom because there’s nothing better!

    Value Reflection Questions:
    1. What is Value?
    2. Who are the people you value?
    3. What are the things you value?
    4. What values need to change?
    5. How to you value the kingdom of God?

    Priority Reflection Questions:
    1. What is Priority?
    2. What do you have to do?
    3. What should you do?
    4. What things are beautiful to you?
    5. Where does the Kingdom of God fit in?
    6. What needs to change?

    • 39 min
    The Pull of Value & Priority (Continued) | Part Ten of Navigate: How to Successful Journey Through Life and These Times

    The Pull of Value & Priority (Continued) | Part Ten of Navigate: How to Successful Journey Through Life and These Times

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    Key Scripture:
    Matthew 13:44-46 (NKJV), Again, The kingdom of heaven is like something precious buried in a field, which a man found and hid again; then in his joy he goes and sells all he has and buys that field.  45 Again the kingdom of heaven is like a man who is a dealer in search of fine and precious pearls, 46 Who, on finding a single pearl of great price, went and sold all he had and bought it.

    • 47 min
    The Pull of Value & Priority | Part Ten of Navigate, How to Successfully Journey Through Life and These Times

    The Pull of Value & Priority | Part Ten of Navigate, How to Successfully Journey Through Life and These Times

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    More than living by reason and decisions, we are often pulled by our values and priorities. We all have good intentions, but our actions are sometimes not aligned. Placing a Christ-centered fresh focus on our actual (not imagined) values and priorities is the way into a Kingdom lifestyle.


    Matthew 6:31, “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.


    Matthew 13:44-46 (NKJV), Again, The kingdom of heaven is like something precious buried in a field, which a man found and hid again; then in his joy he goes and sells all he has and buys that field. 


    45 Again the kingdom of heaven is like a man who is a dealer in search of fine and precious pearls,  46 Who, on finding a single pearl of great price, went and sold all he had and bought it. 


    Value defined:  The worth, importance, or usefulness of something. The verb is defined as: to rate something according to its perceived worth, importance, or usefulness.


    Priority defined: 1. The state of having most importance or urgency, 2. Somebody or something that is ranked highly in terms of importance or urgency, 3. The state of having preceded something else.


    Value Determines Priority


    What we call “values” drives our attitudes and actions. 


    We all have “values” and our values should be shaped by Christ and God’s kingdom


    Testing What We Value and Prioritize


    We follow what we value and we do first what is our highest priority. 

    We go in the direction of what we value and we start the journey based on our priority. 

    We make our choices based on the value we place on things and people.

    We rank things and people according to our priority. 

    We are driven by the value (importance and usefulness) of things natural and spiritual.

    Our level of focus is based on the priority we place on things natural and spiritual.

     

    • 40 min
    The Power of Together, Cont. | Part Nine of Navigate: How to Successful Journey Through Life and These Times

    The Power of Together, Cont. | Part Nine of Navigate: How to Successful Journey Through Life and These Times

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    Ecclesiastes 4:9, Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. 11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

    Proverbs 17:17, A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.

    John 13:34, A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.




    We are going to learn about the Power of Together highlighting four words:
     
    Better, Bigger, Braver, and Bolder
     


    BETTER
    Ecclesiastes. 4:9, “Two are better than one…”
    You can do more with others than you can by yourself.
     
    BIGGER
    Ecclesiastes. 4:9, “They have a good reward for their labor…”
    NLT, “…For they can help each other succeed.”
     
    BRAVER


    Ecclesiastes. 4:12,  “Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him….”


    BOLDER


    Ecclesiastes 4:12, And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.


     


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    Brave defined:  Willing to face and endure danger or pain; Possessing or displaying courage. 


    To be brave and have courage does not necessarily mean there is an absence of fear. 


    When you are brave, your sense of purpose and willingness to act are greater than your fear.


    You learn bravery from others and God gives you strength to stand against obstacles. 


    For this reason, it is good to read biographies and study the lives of others. 


    It is amazing what you can learn “vicariously,” meaning through the “flesh/experiences” of other people


    Example of Courage by Frederick Douglass


    “…Between the Christianity of this land, and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest possible difference — so wide, that to receive the one as good, pure, and holy, is of necessity to reject the other as bad, corrupt, and wicked. To be the friend of the one, is of necessity to be the enemy of the other. I love the pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ..”


    April 28, 1845, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, 

    • 52 min

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