Lovett Notes

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Living Life on the Cutting Edge

by Barry Lovett

“My purpose is to give them (my followers) a rich and satisfying life.”  – Jesus, John 10:10 NLT Christians can get trapped into living day to day with no real purpose or pizzazz.  Jesus said that He came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. The Christian life is to be an […]

Avail Your Ability

by Barry Lovett

“What’s that in your hand?”  Exodus 4:2. We serve God by serving others.  In Jesus, God gave us a model for doing this.  So what does it take to serve like Jesus? You might be surprised by the simplicity of the first requirement…being available. Most of us would naturally assume that it requires some special […]

Encouraging One Another

by Barry Lovett

“…let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds…let us encourage one another…” Hebrew 10:24-25. None of us wants to be a source of discouragement, yet, if we’re not careful, we can find ourselves being more discouraging than encouraging. It’s human nature. Our relationships are impacted negatively when that […]

Positive People Attract

by Barry Lovett

“…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – If anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things.”  Philippians 4:8 Positive people attract. Negative people repel.  God wants us to be positive people but because of our sin natures we have a natural propensity […]

The Tragedy of Misplaced Faith

by Barry Lovett

As residents in the Chicago area in 1982, Jody and I clearly remember the Tylenol tampering episode that happened there.  Some of you may remember that someone bent on random murder put cyanide in a few capsules.  In all, seven unsuspecting people died. Two unforgettable lessons emerge from this tragedy.  First, faith does not, in […]