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Peter Sifted (Part 2)

 

“Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.”  Peter remembered those words, went outside and wept bitterly. Like Peter, we too will face moments where our faith in God will be exposed to the evil one’s attempts to crush it like wheat.  What do we do?  Read more of Peter’s story. 

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David Erik Jones Sifted

David Erik Jones knows better than anyone that habitual sin and addiction, in this case pornography, is hard to face and even harder to overcome.  But through the battle, marriages can endure and hearts can be healed. He and his wife are living proof that God’s love, grace and power can overcome the most difficult addictions. Read more of David’s story.

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Adam Sifted

 

Like Adam, we are subject to Satan’s temptations to break the protection God provides for us. At the end of the day, we can be filled with tragedy, brokenness, immense guilt and separation from God. Fortunately, like Adam, when we fall short and feel like we’ve been banished, we can humbly come before our loving God who offers grace. Read more of Adam’s story.

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Tom Nebel Sifted

Tom Nebel and his wife planted a church 25 years ago.  They were young yet they experienced momentum right out of the gate.  But Tom learned quickly that without the proper perspective, i.e., eyes on God, fear will overtake a church planter.  Read more from Tom Nebel as he talks about maintaining perspective when starting a church.

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Gideon Sifted

 

Gideon’s name means ‘mighty warrior’, and God called him to free the people of Israel. Yet he can tell you that he wasn’t confident in himself or the calling, and he asked God for proof time and time again. Gideon shares with us how he ultimately obeyed God in spite of his fear. Read more of Gideon’s story.

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Joshua Sifted


Many times, as leaders, we receive a promise from God, and we wait expectantly. And then we wait. We grow impatient and want to make a move. Joshua knew and believed God’s promises, but he experienced the frustration of waiting too.  Read more of Joshua’s story.

 

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Jo Saxton Sifted

Can you tear up the IOU’s?  A lifetime of debts owed to you by friends, family, ministry leaders and other offenders?  Jo Saxton was faced with this difficult choice. Forgiveness isn’t easy, but it is the path to freedom that many ministry leaders must choose to move forward.  Read more of Jo’s story here.

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Joseph Sifted

Like many today, Joseph’s family was filled with dysfunction. His dad clearly showed favoritism and as a result, his brothers eventually sold him as a slave.  But God had another plan and He used those circumstances to promote Joseph and eventually save the lives of thousands.  Read more as Joseph shares his perspective.

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Mark Lee Sifted

Pastor Mark Lee talks about one of the sifted moments in his new ministry.  “My plan versus His plan.  My fame versus God’s fame.  My expectations versus God’s expectations.  . . .  My spiritual report card was always tied to a number that could never be high enough.” And it brought him to an all-time low. Read more of Mark’s story here.

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Lot Sifted

Have you ever known God’s hand was on you, but the physical evidence was just not there? In Lot’s case, not only was there little evidence, but he was surrounded by calamity at every turn.  As much as we would expect a happy ending from one of the great bible leaders of all time, there wasn’t one. His life of sifting didn’t turn out like we would’ve liked, at least from the physical evidence. But thankfully there’s more to the story!  Read more as Lot shares his perspective.

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