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6 Ways the Team Reflects the Leader

Based on my observation of teams with different leaders, here are six ways the team reflects the leader
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Francis Chan: Are You More Like Zacchaeus or the Rich Young Ruler?

If it is not easy for you to be generous with your money, says Francis Chan, the answer is not to make yourself give more. The answer is to turn to God’s generosity.
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How to Teach People to Tithe (and Why Some Will Resent It)

Let's take the confusion out of teaching people what God's Word says about tithing.
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The Woman Clothed With the Sun

First, the church is comprised of believers throughout history.  In Genesis 37:9 we are told that Joseph dreams that the sun, moon, and eleven stars bowed down to him.

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Darryl Strawberry: The Enemy Is After Pastors…So Are You Being Discipled?

"Standing in the pulpit is nothing to play with," says former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry. "The devil will put a choke hold on you. He will strangle you if you're not equipped. I learned that early when I got into ministry."
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Christina Dent: How Becoming a Foster Parent Changed My Views on the Best Way...

"I thought a mom who used drugs when she was pregnant must not love her child," says Christina Dent, "[but then] I saw this mother who loved her son just as much as I loved my three sons, this fierce love, this desperate desire to do the right thing."
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Matt and Laurie Krieg: This Is How God Saved Our (Mixed-Orientation) Marriage

Both Matt and Laurie Krieg are primarily attracted to women. Yet God has used their "impossible marriage" to display the power and beauty of his love for us.
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Kathy Branzell: Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray in a Polarized Time

"No matter who is in the White House," says Kathy Branzell, "no matter the health concern, no matter what’s going on in the world, we can pray, ‘Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.'"
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Scot McKnight: How to Be a ‘Tov’ Church, Not a Toxic One

"We need to root out toxicity by being Christ-like," says Scot McKnight, "by listening and by responding in a way that takes into consideration who that person is and what their story is."
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Ed Stetzer: How to Pastor People in an Age of Outrage

It's hard to pastor Christians in the age of outrage. In a time of bitter arguments and divisiveness, Ed Stetzer offers leaders a thoughtful way to approach the hot-button issues of the day.
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Steve Cunningham: Are You Living Out the Second Part of the Great Commission?

"Somebody who is a very good negotiator can tell you exactly what they do when they negotiate," says Steve Cunningham. "Similarly, if we are living out [Jesus’] commands, we can tell you exactly how to do it."

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12 Things A Church Pastor Cannot Do

There are 12 things a church pastor cannot do. Pastors are amazing people and, in faith, they can do a lot...just not these things.