Malchus Comes to Mind

Malchus Comes to Mind

Again he asked them, “Who is it you want?” And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.” “I told you that I am he,” Jesus answered. “If you are looking... Read More »
The Pains of Leadership (Part Three)

The Pains of Leadership (Part Three)

This week we are considering the kinds of realities that bring pain to those entrusted with leadership in a church. We have considered to this point the factors of stricter judgment,... Read More »
The Pains of Leadership (Part Two)

The Pains of Leadership (Part Two)

This week, we are looking at some of the things that make leadership in a church so challenging—even painful. Yesterday we began by seeing the reality that, as leaders, we face a... Read More »
The Pains of Leadership (Part One)

The Pains of Leadership (Part One)

There may be a small percentage of it that some call “glory,” but good leadership is costly, and worth it, and God is good! Most who have positions of leadership –... Read More »
A Telltale Tongue

A Telltale Tongue

The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. All... Read More »
The Cure for Conflict

The Cure for Conflict

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? —James 4:1 Conflict, like death and taxes, is unavoidable. Nations... Read More »

JEREMIAH: THE WEEPING PROPHET

Text: Jeremiah 1:1-12 Introduction: In his book The Message of Jeremiah, Derek Kidner writes, “In the last decade of the longest, darkest reign in Judah’s history, two... Read More »
A Clean Heart (Part Six)

A Clean Heart (Part Six)

As we conclude our extended look at the heart of ministry and a clear conscience, we conclude by seeing that this doesn’t happen by accident. It is grounded in our own purposes... Read More »
A Clean Heart (Part Five)

A Clean Heart (Part Five)

Part of having a clear conscience is found in making sure we are willing to say the tough things when they are needed. This means, as we saw yesterday, cautioning the followers of... Read More »
A Clean Heart (Part Four)

A Clean Heart (Part Four)

Paul is giving us the mortar that bonds together the elements of a heart for ministry. Consistency, concern and commitment must be held in place, and the glue that does that is... Read More »
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