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Nehemiah Part 4: Courage

Nehemiah Part 4: Courage

  So far this year we’ve been talking about vision. This morning I want to talk about one more thing it takes to move forward in your Vision: Courage. – Even after you have done all the pounding needed on clarifying your vision – there will come a moment when what you need most is Courage:  Courage to walk toward a difficult or impossible looking situation; Courage to take a risk. Every significant vision the Lord births in you is…

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“The 4 C’s of Nehemiah’s Leadership” – Leadership Lesson

“The 4 C’s of Nehemiah’s Leadership” – Leadership Lesson

This year we have been traveling through the Bible looking at different leaders. From Adam to Abraham, Moses to King David. The Kingdom was split in two and eventually Israel was taken into exile. -During our last time together, Spence talked about Daniel, a young man who put God first. For our last Old Testament leader, we will look at Nehemiah. Like Daniel, Nehemiah was in exile. Hserved the King of Babylon. Nehemiah was called by God to rebuild the broken…

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“Daniel: Who’s on top?” – Leadership Lesson – Spence Hackney

“Daniel: Who’s on top?” – Leadership Lesson – Spence Hackney

Spence Hackney did an excellent job leading us through the life of Daniel and learning from his leadership. Take a look at his lesson below: Daniel: Who’s on Top? For context, it would be wise to familiarize yourself with the first half of the book of Daniel (chapters 1-6). In bullet form, here is what happens in the first half of Daniel: Daniel witnesses the fall of Jerusalem Daniel is taken to Babylon Daniel has the gift of interpreting dreams, and hears God Daniel…

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Leadership When Things Look Impossible – Leadership Lesson

Leadership When Things Look Impossible – Leadership Lesson

Several times it looks like it’s “over” for the Iguana. The odds of survival seem impossible. In the book of Joshua, Gideon has to lead through what looks like impossible circumstances. Gideon wasn’t perfect but his faith in God put him into the: “Faith Hall of Fame” – Hebrews 11: “By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho…

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Joseph: “Jellyfish Leadership” & Staying in the Current

Joseph: “Jellyfish Leadership” & Staying in the Current

Phil Vischer, the creator of  the most popular children’s video series ever,VeggieTales, was on the way to incredible success. However, the whole thing eventually blew up in his face. There are so many excellent thoughts in this video. Here are some of my favorite quotes: “I thought God will show up and save this…and he didn’t. He stood back and let it fall apart” “Jellyfish stay in the current and trust that the current will take them where it needs to be…”…

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