One Solitary Life

imgresChristmas is here.  The world stops to celebrate.

Dr. James Allen preached about His life in 1926. This comes from this incredible message of truth and hope:

“He was born in an obscure village the child of a peasant woman.

He grew up in another obscure village where he worked in a carpenter shop until he was thirty.

He never wrote a book.  He never held an office.

He never went to college.  He never visited a big city.

He never travelled more than two hundred miles from the place where he was born.

He did not of the things usually associated with greatness.

He had no credentials but himself.

He was only thirty-three.

His friends ran away.  One of them denied him.

He was turned over to his enemies and went through the mockery of a trial.

He was nailed to a cross between two thieves.

While dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing, the only property he had on earth.

When he was dead, he was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.

Nineteen centuries have come and gone and today Jesus is the central figure of the human race and the leader of mankind’s progress.

All the armies that have ever marched;

All the navies that have ever sailed;

All the parliaments that have ever sat;

All the kinds that ever reigned put together…

Have not affected the life of mankind on earth as powerfully as that one solitary life.”

Celebrate the life of Jesus this season.  

Russ Cline has wide experience in church, mission, and global leadership. Beginning in the local church in Southern California, then moving to Ecuador for 16 years to be a part of launching three distinct organizations, Russ is now back in Southern California working with Extreme Response International in providing leadership coaching and organizational development to leaders around the world. Russ' passion is to come alongside organizations and to help them identify areas of growth, focus and change, resulting in greater impact and effectiveness. Russ graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Business and Christian Education and completed his graduate work in Organizational Development. He has been married for 30 years to Gina, and they have three kids: Rheanna, Riley and Raylin. To learn more about Russ, visit: www.russellcline.com Write directly to Russ at: rcline@extremeresponse.org www.extremeresponse.org www.leadermundial.org twitter: leadonesource, leadermundial

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