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Imitate leaders who have served others and harvested the promises. “Though we speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things—things that belong to salvation. For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness… Read More

Diligent leaders cultivate the fruit of a changed life. “Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits. For it is impossible, in the case of… Read More

Diligent leaders actively dig into the word. “About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since… Read More

What can leaders learn from the way Paul prays for the people at Colosse? Leaders should set the example of persistent prayer – Colossians 1:9a And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, Leaders should expect results from persistent prayer – Colossians 1:9b-12 asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a… Read More

Don’t allow personal failures to rob you of living the rest of your life by faith. Your best may still be before you. Don’t be quick to disqualify others because of personal failure; they may very well be living by faith right now. Hebrews 11:32 “And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets—”

The crippling of our hearts can only be undone by looking to Jesus. “But Peter said, ‘I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!’…And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.” Acts 3:6,10b  

Adam Names Everything Under His Care Genesis 2:20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. Jesus Prays For Everyone Under His Care John 17:24 Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of… Read More

1. If you are still looking at people within the church as they once were – crippled and broken by sin – your heart is crippled and needs to be transformed 2. If you are seeing people within the church as they now are in Christ – your heart, once crippled by sin, is beginning to be transformed and changed to a heart of praise and wonder And they were filled with… Read More

What edge has God brought you to that seems like there is no hope for deliverance? Is it with a family member? Is it with a co-worker? Is it with finances? Is it with a spouse? Weary people are encouraged to rest in God’s provision. Reliance on one’s own strength is a sure recipe for destruction. By faith the people crossed the Red Sea as on dry land, but the Egyptians, when they… Read More