Entries Categorized as 'Leadership Blog'

Walking By Faith or By Sight?

Date November 1, 2016

All this past week I have been thinking about this verse. Perhaps I should say, I have been thinking about the reality of this verse. And maybe its been longer than the past week. Either way, what does “walking by faith, not by sight,” look like? In the midst of my ponderings, I have come […]

Discerning Hearts Through Questions

Date October 17, 2016

Often, as servant leaders, we try to be nice. And that’s a good thing. But, there are some nasty people in our lives, and they don’t all come with signs around their necks saying, “I’m nasty!” or “I’m out to get you!” So, what is a good way to discern between the genuine and the […]

Which English Translation Should I Read?

Date August 25, 2015

Recently I was asked, “What’s your favorite bible/version?” My response went as follows … Having read almost every English version, and now on my 38th pass cover-to-cover, the question depends on the purpose I’m reading. My favorites: NLT – Reading and getting the essence of the thought. HCSB and ESV – When I want a […]

7 Ways to Refocus for the New Year!

Date December 29, 2014

  For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:19–21) If we are going to be able to say and believe a statement like this – when we are imprisoned in circumstances that we do not desire – what can we do to have such confidence? 7 Ways to Refocus for the New Year! Here’s […]

Clean Up Your Trash!

Date September 5, 2012

“Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ.” (1 Corinthians 11:1, HCSB)   Leadership for Jesus Christ is first, and foremost, a responsibility to imitate the Lord Himself. One of the keys to Biblically effective leadership is a life of purity. Just as we would not live with rotting garbage in our living rooms, so, too, […]

8 Focal Points of Being On Mission

Date August 29, 2012

God’s dream for us is a dream … to become the hands and feet of Jesus in our neighborhoods: Actually knowing who our neighbors are, Sincerely caring about what happens in their lives, Immediately coming to their rescue when life falls apart all around them. In the book of Acts, the original Spiritual First Responders […]

Imitating God’s 6 Actions With a Lost Sheep!

Date August 22, 2012

Have you ever lost your keys? Does it drive you as crazy as it used to drive me? You know how it is – you turn the house upside down. In the couch, throwing cushions, looking everywhere – frantic to find those keys! Why? Because they are important! So what do we do as Spiritual […]

6 Ways Love Responds to Another’s Cry!

Date August 15, 2012

When we consider the enormity of Jesus command in the Great Commission, we are staggered by it: “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And […]

Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

Date August 8, 2012

Today I want to make a confession. Today I want to tell you the one command of God I neglect to obey the most. Would you like to hear what it is? “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:39) You see, I simply have chosen to ignore my neighbors almost all of my Christian life. […]

God’s 6 Expectations of a Leader Transitioning Into A New Ministry

Date August 1, 2012

“With God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1:37 (NKJ) Since, “NOTHING will be impossible,” it only stands to reason we need to think “God-sized thoughts!” Leaders are to lead in this area more than any other area! Small thinking has captured the American Church for years. As a result of prayerless leadership, many have shrunk […]