Downtime

Downtime

I have found that there are effective ways for me to work and ineffective ways for me to work. I have found that I can function in certain ways that will maximize my effectiveness and... Read More »
Everybody Needs a Break

Everybody Needs a Break

How do you relax? Where do you like to go? People or no people? Nature or the city? Surf or ski? Sand or snow? Inside or outside? Sleep or stay up? Read or run around? If you could... Read More »
Thinking Long and Hard

Thinking Long and Hard

What’s God’s vision for the church you serve? It sounds funny to ask such a question, as if we were seeking some kind of secret knowledge from God about our particular setting. No,... Read More »

Jesus the Barn Builder

Text: Luke 12:13-34                                                                           Main Idea: Your... Read More »
Vision (Part 3)

Vision (Part 3)

There is a potential danger in vision casting. It’s possible to cast a vision that is unattainable by some of your people. It’s possible to unintentionally sow discord and... Read More »
Vision (Part 2)

Vision (Part 2)

As odd as this may sound to some of you, I think that a fully functioning vision must consider three things: (1) what is happening right now, (2) what can we be/do with God’s help,... Read More »
Vision: Who Has It; Who Needs It

Vision: Who Has It; Who Needs It

Vision, what a squishy and nebulous little word! Depending on its context, it can mean several things. Take this simple sentence as an example: “Let me tell you about my... Read More »

Soaring Like Eagles

Brief Outline Introduction: In Isaiah 40:18, the prophet Isaiah raised a significant question: “To whom then will you liken God?” The writer seemed to be searching for a larger... Read More »
Looking at Myself

Looking at Myself

Who do you listen to? Many of us are guilty of fixating far too often on one information source. We read the same commentary set all the time. We get all of our news from the same... Read More »
Reading that Makes a Difference

Reading that Makes a Difference

What do you read? I am amazed at the number of pastors I have met over the years who have never cultivated the habit of reading. I have known pastors who, apart from reading the books... Read More »
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