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Sunday Extra: Shema!

Allow yourself to be drawn into the discovery of what keeps us resilient in the face of challenge.

“Attention, Israel! God, our God! God the one and only! Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that’s in you, love him with all you’ve got!” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5, The Message).

How do we stay really focused on our mission in life?

Viktor Frankl studied that while a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp. He noticed that certain people had resilience while others wilted quickly under the suffering. What was the difference? Frankl found it had to do with clarity about a reason and purpose to live.

This week on Sunday Extra, Corey Widmer helps you and me reflect on finding our purpose in the two great commandments … love the LORD and love one another.


Corey Widmer is Lead Pastor of Third Church in Richmond, Virginia, and partners with me on a mentoring community. A few years ago, LFM Chief Catalyst Kevin Ford journeyed with Third Church on a visioning process.

This week, Corey frames the content of his sermon within the illustration of what Frank found in his concentration camp experience. The past year has driven many of us to review our purpose and meaning in life. The pandemic has taken many things from us. What have we found that remains and sustains us into the future?

Thanks for joining LFM for Sunday Extra! Please allow yourself to be drawn into the discovery of what keeps us resilient in the face of challenge.

Dr. Jim Singleton
Executive Director of Missional Leadership
Leighton Ford Ministries

Dr. Singleton also serves as Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.


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