Category Archives: Leadership

Following Comes First

As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will … Continue reading

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The Story: The Kingdom Torn In Two

1 Kings 12 describes the reign of Rehoboam, who succeeds Solomon on the throne of Israel. But Rehoboam is immediately faced with an important decision: will he lighten the load of service Solomon heaped upon the people? With Jeroboam standing … Continue reading

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The Story: Good Guy or Bad Guy?

A few years ago, my kids and I really got into the Star Wars movies. Of course, I was all over it. Over the course of several weeks, we plowed through all six movies and I had the chance to … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2012

Every year, I set a goal to read at least 52 books — one per week for an entire calendar year. 2011 marked the first year I’d ever completed that goal. This year, I fell a bit short. By the … Continue reading

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1 Timothy 3

Reading for Tuesday, August 21: 1 Timothy 3   In this chapter, Paul spells out qualifications for church leaders: elders and deacons. It’s interesting that Scripture lays out the qualifications for these men, but no qualifications for “ministers”, at least … Continue reading

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Acts 14

Reading for Wednesday, April 25: Acts 14 You can’t help but appreciate the risks Paul and Barnabas are willing to take for the sake of the Gospel. At every turn, people are opposing them, stirring up the crowds against them, … Continue reading

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Acts 6

Reading for Friday, April 13: Acts 6 Well, folks, this is two days late, but better late than later, right? I apologize for being behind a bit. We’re closing on our house on Friday and I also have a major … Continue reading

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