Pain or Pleasure

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 5-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Chris Stephens shares why he is intentional about the words he uses to describe God and the Christian life. Dr. Chris Stephens is Senior Pastor of Faith Promise Church in Knoxville, Tennessee and the author of two books: The Climb of Your Life and The Plan of Your Life. 


Which of Chris’ points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Chris said that because words are put into a pain or pleasure category in our brains, he tries to use positive words to describe God so that his congregants understand the pleasure in serving Him. Consider how switching up your words could help your church enjoy God more. 


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