It is possible that one of the Biden administration's first acts will be to roll back the Trump administration's restrictions on taxpayer-funded abortions.
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Leadership Lessons 2020 - Your outcomes in 2021 will largely be based on what you learned and how you grew in 2020.
Comparisons of pastors have been around since we’ve had pastors. Paul wrote about it in 1 Corinthians 1:12: “Some of you are saying, ‘I am a follower of Paul.’ Others are saying, ‘I follow Apollos,’ or ‘I follow Peter,’ or ‘I follow only Christ.’”
Everyone has a mental list of “I wish I had knowns” in their life and that list only grows longer as one gets older. This is true for preaching as well.
The Bible assumes believers will be striving to follow God, continually living in an ongoing state of evaluation, repentance, and growth. While I’m not suggesting Christian leaders need to ask all of these questions below every day, I do think we need to ask them at least monthly:
“God wants believers to cause other believers to love him more," says Francis Chan. “Are we producing lovers of Jesus and each other so much that the world notices?”
"Being a pastor," says Eugene H. Peterson, "for so many people, is competitive. And when you're competitive, you're a lot more interested in winning than helping."
"Women are becoming frustrated as disciples," says Aimee Byrd. Part of the problem, she believes, is the church's misunderstanding of the idea of "biblical" manhood and womanhood.
"For those outside [the church], our unity is a very important witness," says Dr. Timothy Keller. Without true tolerance, however, we will remain polarized.
"One of the biggest mistakes you can make in life," says Ian Morgan Cron, "is to assume that your way of seeing the world is normal."
"I feel like we’re fighting to keep people in the Kingdom," says Skillet's John Cooper. "Young people are so confused...we are in a life and death urgent situation—I believe that with all my heart."
"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."