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Tests of A Leader – Humility, Sacrifice, & Vision

Tests of A Leader – Humility, Sacrifice, & Vision

Luke 5:1-11 I love these 11 verses and what it teaches about leadership. It teaches both what Jesus is looking for from his leaders and lessons on how we can develop future leaders. Here is a passage where Jesus is teaching eternal truths to a large group of people yet the focus is not on what Jesus taught but who Jesus was testing. Hear this; In God’s timing, the most important thing for you this morning might not be the…

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Fatherhood

Fatherhood

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 & Ephesians 6:1-4 “Children obey your parents for this is right.” The 21st Century Translation reads “Parents obey your children for this is right. Children, do not provoke your parents to become angry.” Why do I say this? Notice the Text in Ephesians. The child’s world revolves around the parents. The child needs to adapt to a new set of circumstances, a new reality; that new reality is the Adult world. Why is this Important? As a child…

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Marriage

Marriage

Pictures of Marriage: People think in Pictures Marriage is more like a “workshop” where God works on your Soul, Marriage is intended to be much more Transformational than Pleasurable, not that it can’t be Pleasurable, just not Primarily about pleasure. Ephesians 5: 22-33 In Ephesians, Paul describes marriage as an object lesson to a more profound mystery. Marriage is a picture of how Christ loves his bride, the Church. Marriage and Mystery – vs. 31-32 Paul calls this union a…

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Restraint

Restraint

  My main question to you as a leader is: how do you respond to an emotionally charged moment? Take this classic scene from Secondhand Lions as an example: We will mainly be looking at this idea of Restraint from 1 Samuel 25. First, we meed to get a flow of the story so far. Chapter 19-26 is a series of pressurized leadership challenges for David. You get to see how David, as the leader, responds under pressure. We all know…

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Nehemiah Part 8: Two Laws of Leadership

Nehemiah Part 8: Two Laws of Leadership

  John Maxwell wrote an excellent book titled: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. It’s a great read and I highly recommend it, but 21 laws to follow is a lot to keep in mind.    I want to reduce it to 2 laws of leadership. Of course there are more, but if I only had two, I would mention the two found at the end of Nehemiah Chapter 2 and Chapter 3. Casting a Vision – 2:17-18  (Today) and Getting…

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The Particular Temptations of Young Men – Tim Challies

The Particular Temptations of Young Men – Tim Challies

Whether you are raising a young man or you are one , this is an insightful read from Tim Challies. Read the full blog post here.    What God means to accomplish in young men are rarely great deeds that are visible to the public, but the invisible construction of a foundation of godly character that will serve them for the rest of their lives. -Tim Challies  

Nine Attributes of a Real Man

Nine Attributes of a Real Man

“As a man who has been fatherless almost all my life, I have found that defining masculinity is deceptively difficult. I didn’t have someone around to demonstrate true and healthy manhood. My father’s absence has been a source of grief and regret, but this sense of longing has driven me to God for answers, fulfillment, and sonship. He is my one faithful Father, my heavenly one.” Read the rest here.

Noah: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction – Leadership Lesson

Noah: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction – Leadership Lesson

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. This is the title of a book that I read many years ago. The title has forever captured my attention. Its because its not about being flashy, popular, or fast (which are all values in our culture). The book is about getting up each and every day, even when we are knocked down by our own mistakes or by others. Its about continuing to do the same thing over and over again in the same direction – the right direction….

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To Your Daughter, Speak the Truth

To Your Daughter, Speak the Truth

“Your daughter knows when you tell her ‘You’re beautiful’ that what you mean is ‘You’re beautiful to me.’ And though initially she may perceive this to be the most well-meaning lie ever told to her, in time she will grow to recognize it as the most basic truth she can ever hear you speak.’ Read the full blog by Jen Wilkin.