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Refresh Challenge: Whose Feet Are You Washing?

Posted in Mavuno Sermons with tags , , , , on April 10, 2016 by mavunite

Imagine with me that you just got a new job at a very prestigious company you always dreamed of. Then the HR manager approaches you and informs you that you can choose whichever boss you would like, how would you describe your ideal boss?

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Some people may say they want a boss who makes clear goals and targets that are achievable or challenges them to grow. Others want a boss who would involve them in decision-making.

The truth is most people want a boss who would give them a pay hike whenever they need it.

Today we will look at the greatest Continue reading

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Refresh Challenge: Dead Man Walking

Posted in Mavuno Sermons with tags , , , , , on February 28, 2016 by mavunite

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People often ask, “how much of my old self should I give up in order to be married to this person? What is reasonable and which areas are off limits?” These are not easy questions and many couples struggle to find satisfactory answers. Perhaps there are those who are not yet married because they are not willing to compromise on their freedom and their way of life.

Married or not, we all face similar Continue reading

Refresh Challenge: Attitude of Gratitude

Posted in Mavuno Sermons with tags , , , , , , on February 21, 2016 by mavunite

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People in love are fascinating; they exhibit a deep and intense passion for each other that leads them to do things they ordinarily would not.

Nothing great is ever accomplished without passion; whether it’s successful business ventures, thriving marriages, or great literature. Passion is what drives scientists to find cures for diseases. It’s what drives athletes to break world records. It’s what motivates ordinary people to do extraordinary things. It’s the Continue reading

Refresh Challenge – How You See Determines Who You Become

Posted in Mavuno Sermons with tags , , , , , , on February 14, 2016 by mavunite

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Your experiences shape your perception. Your perception defines your attitude. Your attitude directs your actions. Your actions determine your destiny. Simply put, how you see determines who you become. Read Luke 19:11-27.

In this reading, we see three employees working in the same condition. One gives 1000% return, the second creates 500% return but the third doesn’t even attempt. What distinguishes the last worker from the first two? Continue reading

RefreshChallenge – Opportunity Of A Lifetime

Posted in Mavuno Sermons with tags , , , , , , on February 7, 2016 by mavunite

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Would you read the sections on politics, lifestyle, sports or perhaps you would read the stocks pages to know where you should invest. Given a chance, many of us would select the stocks section. This could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Who in their right mind would pass up a guaranteed opportunity at success?

As we start a new year, some are optimistic that this is the year they get their big break. There are those who are rather pessimistic – they’ve gotten tired or cynical of waiting for their big break. Then, there are pragmatists who believe Continue reading

Refresh – Refresh Your Heart;Fueling Your Passion

Posted in Mavuno Sermons with tags , , , , , on January 24, 2016 by mavunite

How do we fuel our passion when life inevitably happens?

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One thing I love about the New Year is the passion that surrounds it. We are passionate to overcome the limitations of the past. We are passionate to finish what we began. We are passionate to start afresh and Continue reading

Refresh – Refresh Your Body; Leading From Rest

Posted in Mavuno Sermons with tags , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2016 by mavunite

Have you ever wondered why God would consider rest so important that it would even come before honoring parents, or murder, or adultery or stealing?

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Read: Exodus 20:8-11

Why is our taking a day of rest so important to God? Three things…

  1. It aligns us to the correct reference point –

Part of the reason we don’t like to rest is that we’re afraid things might fall apart without our intervention. By setting aside one day out of every seven and dedicating it to God, the Israelites were symbolizing that God was the source of all that they had. When we neglect to stop and rest, then we’re saying Continue reading

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