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Actually, God Calls the Qualified… Into Leadership

Actually, God Calls the Qualified…Into Leadership

When it comes to leadership, God bestows influence and authority on those who have proven to be faithful stewards of smaller responsibilities.
The Top 10 Things Pharisees Say Today

The Top 10 Things Pharisees Say Today

I’m far too much like a Pharisee and not enough like Jesus.
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Were Jesus’ Apostles Martyrs? Does It Matter?

The willingness of the apostles to suffer and die as martyrs for their faith is one of the most commonly cited arguments for the resurrection.
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15 Benefits Desperate Leaders Have Over Comfortable Leaders

The default mode of most leaders is to resist resistance. In fact, most desperate leaders gravitate toward comfort.
David Cassidy

Longing for a Father: A Story About David Cassidy

I recently watched a documentary on the life of David Cassidy titled David Cassidy: The Last Session, and let me tell you, it was...
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Africans Call Me “Father” (and It’s Humbling)

I’ve been called a lot of things in my life. Most of them good. Some unrepeatable in a blog written by a pastor. However, when my African brothers and sisters call me Father (as a term of respect and endearment, not a religious title), it always moves me.
I’m Not Dead and the Holy Spirit is Not a “Force”

I’m Not Dead and the Holy Spirit Is Not a “Force”

Why do so many evangelicals have a warped understanding of the Holy Spirit? Could I suggest that, in large part, this is rooted in what we publicly say, sing, write and teach (or fail to teach) in our Christian circles.
sermon outline format How I Format My Sermon Outline

How I Format My Sermon Outline

For over a decade I have tried to find the best way to format my sermon notes. I’ve asked some of the greatest living known preachers how they do it and if I could see theirs.
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5 Signs You’re Not the Leader You Think You Are

"The best leaders are able to execute and makes things happen."
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Here’s the Biggest Obstacle to Personal Growth

Having counseled hundreds of people over four decades, I can’t escape the fact that people seldom genuinely want to grow. I can’t tell you how...
people pleasing

6 Reasons People Pleasing Hurts Your Leadership

The ill-gained affirmation you receive will hurt you and your leadership over the long-haul. And of course, you can’t keep everyone happy even if that was a good idea.
5 Rather Surprising Findings About Growing and Declining Churches

5 Rather Surprising Findings About Growing and Declining Churches

This isn’t a comparison of big churches versus smaller churches. This is data that’s comparing growing churches to declining churches.
healthy leadership To Grow a Healthy Church, Become a Healthier Leader

To Grow a Healthy Church, Become a Healthier Leader

Everything rises or falls on leadership, and many problems can be traced to a lack of competent leadership.
4 Reasons You Should Preach Through Genesis

4 Reasons You Should Preach Through Genesis

Genesis is a long book with a number of dodgy characters and difficult chapters. But that's one of the reasons I encourage pastors to preach through this book.
How to Know When It's Time to Call It Quits

How to Know When It’s Time to Call It Quits

Almost every day I hear of another church staff member leaving their current role and transitioning to a new assignment, and another asking when it's time to call it quits.
Why Same-Sex Acts Got the Death Penalty in OT, but Not Today

Why Same-Sex Acts Got the Death Penalty in OT, but Not Today

Is the Bible consistent regarding same-sex acts? Why don't we follow all of the practices in the Old Testament?
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13 Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Christian Dad Life

Christian fathers don't always get the accolades they deserve. A Christian dad's job is often thankless, full of ups and downs, and well...church services....
5 Steps to Restore Your Staff Team to Full Health

5 Steps to Restore Your Staff Team to Full Health

Is your staff team a healthy team? How do you know? It’s easier to know when a team is not healthy, especially if you look at...
6 Mistakes Churches Make When Paying Their Pastor

6 Mistakes Churches Make When Paying Their Pastor

Performance should be the motivating factor in deciding what to pay your pastor. There are, however, many other factors to take into consideration when determining a senior pastor's compensation.
5 Attacks on the Souls of Men

5 Attacks on the Souls of Men

Christianity is not a playground. It is a battleground. Here are several of the skirmish lines in the fight for the souls of men.
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