Being a risk taker!

What is the last big risk you’ve taken...can you remember?  Taking risks are an essential part of life!  I’d even argue that you don’t truly live until you’re a risk taker! To keep you inspired to be a risk taker...and to prepare you for this weekend (where we’ll be talking about risk taking), I want to share with you some quotes that have inspired me:

The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety. – Goethe

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. – Helen Keller

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life in a great cause. – Theodore Roosevelt

He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being. – Paul Tillich

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. – G. K. Chesterton

Wow.  On Sunday, we’ll learn about 4 outcasts who took a risk to avoid starvation...they saved a whole nation with their boldness to venture into the unknown!  What can we learn from their story...and what can we learn about a God who has called us to be risk takers?   ...You’ll not want to miss this Sunday at @ McLane Erie!

Sunday also marks the birthday of one of the greatest risks I’ve ever been a part of!  This Sunday is our 6th birthday as a church!  I’ve been so blessed to be a part of this church since it’s beginning and I’m even more excited for all that God wants to do through His church in the years to come!

Happy Birthday...and let’s carry on the risk-taking boldness that God has called us to, to “Eliminate barriers to give people access to Christ!”

See you Sunday @ 11am or at 5 pm!

-Paul