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Many people are dying to live. What a crazy proposal, right? It is sort of a paradox or an oxymoron. Can we be dying to live? Many of us are ‘dying to live’ in all that we do. What I am saying here is that there are so many people in this world that are trying so many things and into so many things in an attempt to truly live. While we try everything from sports, to the arts, to academics, to being popular, to being anti-popular, to sometimes just being a bum at life, we are somehow making an attempt to live. In this mad dash, we make every effort in dying to live. In effect, though, instead of dying to live, we are just dying.

Real bleak, isn’t it?

Jesus has something very profound to say about life and death, dying to live, and living to die, and this is the focus of the message:

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?’” (Matthew 16:24-26 NIV)

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Dying to Live

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This one-off message encourages students to be willing to die in order to live.
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Richard Fleck

As a 15 year youth ministry pastor and leader, Richard Fleck's ministry experiences have included leadership at four youth ministries, several foreign mission trips, and work with media and communications. Richard has a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology, in which he concentrated on Formation and Witness. Richard attended Mercer University where he graduated with a degree in Christianity and a minor in Information Technology. He also served a three-year tenure as principal at a K-12 Christian school.

He is married to Tiffini and has five-year-old triplet girls affectionately called the Fleckletts. Richard and Tiffini are in the process of adopting and expanding their family.

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There are plenty of people who are grateful that you do what you do. Your students are, their families are, and your church is, even though they may not say it often enough. I want to say thanks on behalf of them, and model the way we need to be saying thanks to the leaders that serve alongside us—in ten different ways—through this ebook.

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