Thursday, August 11, 2005
Session Two: Warren
Okay, here we are with Rick Warren, who apparently is using the same texts as Hybels! He's also talking about Moses, but is focusing on the idea that God asks Moses what is in his hand. Warren says that Moses' staff represents three things: his identity (shepherd), his income, and his power (shepherds use it to lead their sheep). God asks Moses to lay it down. So the central question in this session is: WHAT IS IN YOUR HAND? You may not know a lot about Rick Warren. He's the pastor of Saddleback Community Church and the author of The Purpose Driven Life, which has been the best-selling book in the U.S. for the last 3 years. (He's made some $$). As an illustration of laying down his income, Warren is telling us about 5 decisions that he and his wife have made about money. 1. To maintain the same standard of living no matter how much they make! 2. To stop taking a salary from his church. 3. To pay back his salary for the last 25 years. 4. To start 3 foundations, one of which is run by his wife to care for people with AIDS 5. To reverse tithe -- give away 90% and live on 10%. Through his church, Warren is trying to implement his PEACE plan. Click here for an explanation of this very cool strategy. By the way...Warren has a gotee now...this picture makes him look older!
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