Inspirational Thoughts from Randy Beggs:

Authority and power are given to us as tremendous gifts! However, any gift can be used or abused (eating, loving, friendship, chocolate, romance, finances). The same is true with the gift of AUTHORITY;  some use power and authority with a positive purpose and others abuse power for self-benefit.  How do you use your gifts, and how often do you abuse your gifts? Authority is always abused when it becomes an instrument to prop up SELF over benefiting everyone it governs.

Today, many people are angry with the government mainly because it uses power and authority to dictate through government rather than serve the people! Jesus addresses this with his life and blood. Jesus didn’t come and die so we would all serve him; rather, he died (an act of serving) so we would serve others as he served us! Do you server others with the gifts and authority that the Lord has granted you?  Think about it, and be a generation that does something!”

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45 ESV)

Randy Beggs, Youth Pastor @ Cottonwood Creek