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The Rev. John Gunn

When Planning Your Career

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

I say to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly. -- Rom. 12:3

"Hitch your chariot to a star," is an old saying that has been repeating thousands of times to thousands of young people, the object being to encourage them to aim high. There are many young people these days who are hitching their chariots to stars-"movie stars." But most of them never star. In many other directions young people often go out chasing star careers, only tom come back later disappointed.

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When a Sinner Repents

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. -- Luke 15:10

In De Profundis, written by Oscar Wilde when he was imprisoned for his wretched wrong-doing, is this striking sentence: "The highest moment in a man's career may be the hour when he kneels in the dust and beats upon his breast and tells all the sins of his life."

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February 22, 2010

When Earthly Supports Fail

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this Facing Life article based on Psalms 123:1, The Rev. John R. Gunn writes about the stability and peace which trust in God provides. "It gives us a sense of security and permanence, to know that we can always look to him who dwelleth in the calm and unshaken heavens"
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February 18, 2010

What Do You See In Life?

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this Facing Life article based on James 4:14, The Rev. John R. Gunn writes, "We are here to make ourselves into Godlike beings, and to make ourselves useful. We are here to build character, and to help build a better world. To live selfishly and frivolously, is to live a meaningless life."
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February 15, 2010

We Still Need Fools

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this Facing Life article, The Rev. John R. Gunn suggests that one generation's foolish notion may lead to great breakthroughs in the next. "We still need men bold enough to dare the impossible, to go beyond the Pillars of Hercules that have been set up by the conservative and fearful."

The Rev. John Gunn Article

February 11, 2010

Watch Your Spirit

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this Facing Life article, The Rev. John Gunn addresses attention to spiritual health. "When we find ourselves in an uncongenial environment, or being unusually tried by any sort of depressing or vexing circumstances, we need to be all the more on our guard to keep our spirit in a healthy condition and right attitude."
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February 08, 2010

Watch Your Good Points

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this Facing Life article based on Deuteronomy 11:16, The Rev. John R. Gunn warns to beware of not only our bad traits, but that our good traits can also lead us astray. "There is nothing by which we can be more easily deceived and led astray, than by faults that originate in good qualities."
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February 04, 2010

Walking in Darkness

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this Facing Life article based on Isaiah 50:10, The Rev. John R. Gunn addresses the darkness many of us face in our lives and the hopefulness we can find in the Lord. He writes, "Go on believing in God's goodness and wisdom. Night means morning will come."
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February 01, 2010

Visions of the Night

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this Facing Life article based on Job 4:13, The Rev. John R. Gunn considers the often concealed path we must follow in the darker times of our lives. He writes, "In God's Word there are promises and eternal truths that shine out in their full-orbed glory only on the brow of some night of disappointment, misfortune and sorrow."

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January 28, 2010

Uncrowned Kings

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

This Facing Life article, based on John 6:15, addresses the perception of eminence and power in our lives. The Rev. John Gunn writes, "We attach too much importance to thrones and high positions, to crowns and purple robes, to wealth and social station as instruments of power and influence."