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This is the first in an ongoing series of interviews I’ll be doing. The idea is to find people who are doing awesome things in the areas of Christianity, Creativity, or Social Media and find out what makes them so awesome!
My first interview is with Chris Wilson. He is an English as a Foreign Language teacher, currently residing in Spain. He is also a Jesus follower who is doing all kinds of interesting things across the internet.
I was at the Olympic games in Sydney in the year 2000. I remember the women’s relay– the US should have won. There was a really sloppy exchange and the US ended up finishing 3rd.
The 2004 the US Women’s relay team was the fastest in history. Mary Jones was slightly fatigued and couldn’t get the baton into the hands of the next runner within the exchange zone. It was too late. They were disqualified.
In 2008 the US Women’s team, again, was the fastest team in history. But again, coming into the exchange they dropped the baton. They were again disqualified.
2012 London Olympics– fastest women’s relay team was the US again, but this time all exchanges went perfectly and they won. Not only that, they broke a 20 year record.
We’re talking about decision-making this afternoon. In the bible, human beings couldn’t go 20 verses without making a bad decision.
Picture a different world. We’ll call it Perfect Decision World. In this world, everything would be perfect.
[Chip shows photos of bad suit choices, bad hair choices, bad kitchen choices.]
If bad decisions didn’t exist, many professions would disappear. There are lots of professions that exist to fix our bad decisions. Dr. Phil would definitely be unemployed.
Perfect Decision World is not our world.
Due to medical reasons, Dallas Willard was unable to be present at the event. In his place, John Ortberg gracefully filled in. Please take a moment to pray for Dallas and his family.
Ministry is hard. But Jesus said that his “yoke is easy”. How do you keep an easy yoke while doing hard work?
The easy yoke is found in the Cycle of Grace. The easy yoke comes from the the inside, not the outside.
What is the Cycle of Grace?