In the epic book and movie, Lord of the Rings, I’ve learned a great spiritual lesson that I pray will guide me and protect me and the people I lead at Transformation Church, including my precious wife and children. In this epic story, Sméagol kills a friend for a special ring that had been made by the Dark Lord Sauron. This ring had the power to control all other rings. When we allow the “ring” to seduce and deceive us, we become tortured, disfigured souls. We will find ourselves doing things that we would have never imagined we would do. We will get hurt. Our families will get hurt. The people we lead will get hurt. And worst of all, the glory of God will be diminished in our lives.
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