Freedom In Christ: Lie or Life?
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John ElmoreJohn Elmore is the senior director of pastoral care and director of recovery at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas. Now, over fifteen sober years later, he leads the world’s largest weekly recovery gathering, called re:generation, where more than 1,200 people with every known sin struggle find healing in Christ. Just months after sobriety, Elmore attended and was discipled at the Kanakuk Institute. He holds a BBA in Marketing from Baylor University, a MA in youth and family mini...more
Confessing his once-held belief that freedom in Christ was a lie, Pastor John Elmore shares his journey of addiction, near-suicide, and the story of how God intervened.
Freedom In Christ: Lie or Life?
Bob: If we’re honest, everyone of us would have to look at our lives—as we have tried to construct them/as we have been in charge of them—and we would have to say, “We’ve made a mess here.” Even those people, who look successful outwardly, still have to look inside and say: “Why is there emptiness in my life? Why do I feel so incomplete?”
And part of the reason is what Dave and Ann Wilson have been talking with John Elmore about today. If you’re not living a surrendered life, then you’re going to find yourself frustrated, angry, alone, messed up, like John was. And the place where freedom starts is with Jesus.
John realized that; he’s written a book called Freedom Starts Today that is about overcoming struggles and addictions, which you have to do, day in and day out. Whatever has been the struggle or the addiction that has been controlling your life, John’s book can paint a picture for you of how you get from where you are to where you want to be and where God wants you to be.
We would love to send you a copy of this book. In fact, we’re sending it out this week to any of you who would like to get a copy. If you could make a donation to help support the ongoing work of this ministry, the book is our gift to you. FamilyLife Today is listener-dependent, so your financial support is what makes this daily program possible. It makes all that we do, here, at FamilyLife possible. We’re so grateful for the listeners who help underwrite the cost of this program.
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Now, tomorrow, we’re going to hear from John Elmore about how you get from where you are today to where you want to be. How do you find freedom and get unstruck from the habits or patterns that have been weighing you down? I hope you can be back with us, again, tomorrow.
On behalf of our hosts, Dave and Ann Wilson, I’m Bob Lepine. We will see you next time for another edition of FamilyLife Today.
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