We live in a world that puts a great deal of focus on externals: How I look, what kind of car I drive, what kind of house I live in, the position or title I hold. But as Christians, we are called to live a life wholly opposite from that mindset. We are to give our energy, our time, our priority to the work that God is accomplishing within us. But it's a struggle sometimes to keep our focus where it should be. This message discusses strategies from the life of John the Baptist for how we can resist the pull of this world and its god and live life from the inside out.
Tony Stith grew up in the Pacific Northwestern United States. He has been a member of the churches of God all of his life, attending the Boise, Idaho, Lewiston, Idaho and Spokane, Washington churches of God. After graduating college in Pasadena, CA in 1990, he and his wife Elizabeth moved to Minnesota, where they now live in Woodbury, a suburb just to the southeast of St. Paul. They attend the Twin Cities United Church of God congregation.