Podcast Episode 7 - Entertaining and Boundaries

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by William Norvell

This week’s episode

Entertainment is something that most entrepreneurs will be a part of, whether that is recruiting team members, hosting corporate events, trying to raise money or creating unique opportunities for your team to bond.

In this episode, we talk about how we think about entertaining while maintaining a sincere heart towards holiness.  While there are some black and white rules from scripture that we need to follow,

"And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit"
- Ephesians 5:18

we are more likely to encounter gray areas where we need wisdom from others.  Paul lays out such an example in I Corinthians 8:1-13.  In this passage he mentions that while food sacrificed to idols is of no significance to God, it can be a stumbling block for others, so you should avoid in certain situations.

"But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak." - 1 Corinthians 8:9

This can be a slippery slope that is best worked out in close community.

Rusty will share some stories that are sure to make most people jealous, including stories about hanging out with Ed Sheeran and Lecrae.

Side note: both of these artists have had a huge influence on my life.  I have actually contemplated writing a musical with my life story set to Ed Sheehan songs (yes, this is a real thing I have written out that I hope no one ever sees).  Lecrae’s autobiography is fantastic and his song 'Go Hard' is one I have listened to for about 10 years and still impacts my walk with Christ today:  

If the cross don't move me then I don't wanna breath no mo
If I ain't seeing christ then I don't wanna see no mo

Rusty imparts insights regarding the “Shadow of a Leader” and how many at your organization are watching you as you set the example on these topics.

"Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more." - Luke 12:48

You never know who is watching you, or how your actions may impact their decisions. 

We hope you listen and please send us questions, comments and suggestions for how to make the podcast better serve you!

Thank you for listening!!!