October 26: “The Stress But Necessity of Leadership”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Jeremiah 49:23–50:46 Titus 1:1-16 Psalms 97:1–98:9 Proverbs 26:13-16 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Jeremiah 50:6–7 (CSB): “My people were lost sheep; their shepherds led them astray, guiding them the wrong way in the mountains. They wandered from mountain to hill; they forgot their resting place. Whoever found them […]

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June 8: “What Is a Pastor’s Primary Duties?”

13 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 1 Kings 3:3–4:34 Acts 6:1-15 Psalm 126:1-6 Proverbs 16:26-27 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Acts 6:4 (CSB): “But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): If you were to ask the average Christian in our churches what a pastor’s responsibilities […]

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March 11: “Follow the Leader”

6 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Numbers 15:17–16:40 Mark 15:1-47 Psalm 54:1-7 Proverbs 11:5-6 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Numbers 16:3 (CSB): They came together against Moses and Aaron and told them, “You have gone too far! Everyone in the entire community is holy, and the Lord is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above […]

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January 28: “The Lord is My Shepherd”

6 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Exodus 5:22–7:25 Matthew 18:21–19:12 Psalm 23:1-6 Proverbs 5:22-23 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 23:4 (CSB) “Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): The twenty-third psalm is easily the […]

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Leadership and mentoring

Every single society that has ever existed was only one generation away from complete collapse. Thus, the absolute necessity for one generation to mentor the next! One fact is guaranteed – neither you nor I will live on this planet forever. Sooner or later, we’re going to die. Unless Jesus comes back very soon, life […]

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Leaders in the hot-seat

In my Bible reading this morning, I read Mark 12. This is a chapter that, if you allow yourself to get caught up in the story, will elevate your blood pressure! If we had been Jesus’ disciples on this particular day, we would have watched these scenes play out with great anticipation … wondering how it […]

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A Jesus-follower leads by serving

To be honest, virtually everyone in a position of authority finds some satisfaction in knowing that when they speak, folks listen and respond. That desire can be good and healthy. Maybe the leader finds great pleasure in being an integral part in creating and sustaining a well-oiled machine. Maybe they love knowing that they are […]

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Secure leaders work themselves out of a job

We’ve all seen it. A church goes into a tail-spin after its long-time pastor retires or dies. A business struggles with its identity and purpose when its owner retires. A child fails to leave home (or leaves and utterly fails) because they have grown dependent upon their parents. A secure leader realizes that one thing […]

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Leadership is validated by its fruit

One television program that I love to watch with my family is on the Food Network. It begins with a restaurant owner who has been experiencing unexplained losses in revenue, declining employee morale, or some other negative phenomena. So, the owner brings in the show’s host to plant hidden cameras in the restaurant. As they […]

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Leaders are lightning rods

Leadership isn’t for cowards. If you are someone who craves people’s affirmation, doesn’t like conflict and can’t bear to put yourself in a position where you could be attacked, leadership isn’t for you. Why? Because Jesus-followers who recognize that they are people of influence are also people of the Word. They enjoy digging into their […]

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