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May 1, 2017, 8:55 AM

Authentic


First: If you're not in a small group... find one, create one, join one. 

Second: This thought came from an excellent Small Group conversation about our Believe topic this week: Single-Mindedness

There is a Buzz-Word out there these days that is highly desirable to find in a person: authenticity.  If you have authenticity, you are transparent and your personality is not hiding or disguised. Employers are looking for authenticity, millennials are looking for authenticity in authority figures. Authenticity is being valued over reputation. 

Are you authentic? Authentic sports memorabilia demands a HUGE price increase over the fake stuff. Authentic Christ-Followers are worth far more, as well. They are the ones that don't just survive the day, they thrive no matter the circumstances. Because what is on the outside matches what is inside. Their heart is tuned to God's heart. 

Are we authentic? 

Matthew 5:8  Blessed are the pure in heart. For they will see God. 

(Chris - Translation: Blessed is the Christ-Follower who does not wear a mask, Whose inner character completely matches their outward actions. They will, in turn, see the purity of God. )


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