Burning Hearts (3 of 10) by Stan Coffey

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Burning Hearts (3 of 10)
Restoring Your Passion in Life
Stan Coffey
Luke 24:32-36

We continue today our series of messages on "Restoring Your Passion In Life." And that is something we must constantly do. This world has a way of sort of beating us down. We life our lives and work comes around regularly, have you noticed that? And something we must do, school comes around regularly, have you noticed that? And tests come around regularly and final exams come around regularly. Life has a way of beating us down. And restoring your passion in life is almost an ongoing kind of thing. So today I want to continue that series of messages and we are going to talk today about "Burning Hearts", restoring your fire. You have to have that fire in the belly if you are going to have passion in life. And passion in life is absolutely necessary if you are going to be successful and if you are going to have joy in your life.

Now a couple of Sundays ago we talked about these two disciples on their way to Emmaus. And we learned that their hearts burned within them as they walked along the road with Jesus as He talked to them in the way. So we read again of these disciples in Luke 24:32-36.

Luke 24:32-36 "And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread. And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you."

Pat Tillman walked away from millions of dollars in the NFL to fight for his country, first in Iraq then in Afghanistan. He joined the Special Forces in the Rangers and the former Arizona Cardinal Safety was killed in a firefight Thursday night while on combat patrol. A specialist with the Army Rangers, he was 27 years of age. He is a hero, Cardinals vice-president Michael Bidwell said. He was a brave man. There are few people who have the courage to do what he did. The courage to walk away from a pro football career and make the ultimate sacrifice for his country. The White House praised Tillman as an inspiration both on and off the football field. The 5', 200-pound Tillman was an overachiever. As an athlete he was too slow to be a safety and too small for an NFL linebacker. He got by on toughness and effort. Pat Tillman personified all the best values of his country and the NFL said Commissioner Paul Taglibue. He was an achiever and a leader on many levels who always put his team, his community, and his country ahead of his own interests. Jake Plummer, quarterback for the Denver Broncos, and Tillman played together on the 1997 Arizona State team that lead the Sun Devils to the Rose Bowl ...


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