Part 8: A Life of Gratitude
We often hear at funerals that someone's life was "a life well lived." It means they were pretty good morally, worked hard, treated people kindly, showed generosity and seemed to enjoy the life they had. What more could you ask for, right? Well, what about a "life worth dying for"? What if we not only had something to live for, but something to die for?
The apostle Paul discovered the secret of not only living for today, but living for the day after he died! He knew that life on earth was worth living because of Jesus, but death was not an enemy. It was a door leading to a far greater experience. Therefore, his life was free from the fear of death. He lived his life with unwavering joy regardless of the circumstances. His blueprint for fearless, joy-filled life is found in his letter to the Philippian church. Let's discover his secret together!
GUEST SPEAKER - SCOTT RIDOUT
Scott Ridout is currently the president of Converge. He and his wife Lisa led Sun Valley Community Church in Gilbert, Arizona, from 1998 to 2014, helping it grow from 375 to roughly 5000 attendees under his leadership. Scott served six years as a Converge overseer, has been a co-leader of the Vision Arizona church planting team since 1998, and has led Converge Generosity since 2008. He and Lisa have three children: Jon, Ashlyn and David.