Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

Abandoned by the Father By Tami Heim

Abandoned by the Father for Our Sins Today Christ followers observe Good Friday and remember the day when Jesus was abandoned by the Father. It was on this day Jesus become the final sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. In Robby Gallaty’s book, The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians should Follow an Eastern…

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Shifting the Weight of Leadership By Larry Gadbaugh

Are you ready to shift the weight of Leadership? We have all felt the added weight of leadership in this extraordinary season.   More than ever the people we serve are in greater need of wise, caring, and courageous direction and support. We have been called as leaders to advance our God-given mission to represent…

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Givers and Their Gifts By Gary G. Hoag

Learning from the New Testament Givers and Their Gifts During the Christmas season our thoughts are on often on giving gifts. Rather than direct your attention to purchasing a home entertainment system, the latest name brand clothing or the newest toys for girls and boys, I want to shift our gaze from this century to…

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Seeing Christmas Clearly By Dr. Bob Snyder

Are you ready to see Christmas Clearly? There many different ways we can begin to see thing in life, like Christmas, more clearly In elementary school, my teacher scraped the surface of a table onto a slide and placed the slide under the microscope. Creatures and debris invisible to my eye were exposed by the…

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Finding Jesus By Dr. Scott Rodin

Finding Jesus in Unexpected Places Imagine the scene with Jesus depicted for us in John 21. Six men are out fishing all night on the sea of Galilee. This is their domain, where they made their living for so many years before a dramatic event three years earlier pulled them away and set them on…

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When Jesus Chooses to Not Play Nice By David Sanford

Powerful Ways Jesus Chooses to Not “Play Nice” To Jesus, the master conversationalist, relationship and meaning triumph over social norms…every time. He interrupts. He puzzles. He changes subject. He provokes. He monologues. It’s all fair game toward one overriding mission. This is what happens before the Bible’s most famous verse, John 3:16! A Visitor Because…

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105 Ways to Follow Jesus By David Sanford

Are We Mindful of the 105 Ways to Follow Jesus? If you pay close attention while reading the Gospels, you discover that nearly every time Jesus talks with someone, He uses a new approach. He does so for good reason. After all, each individual starts at a different place, with different beliefs and misconceptions, with…

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How Does Jesus See People? By David Sanford

How Does Jesus Really See People? So how, exactly, does the Lord Jesus Christ see each member of humanity? The answer, it turns out, is more relevant than ever—and has three parts. They’re not the same, but how are they different? The people we lead need to know! The three parts are: God’s Church –…

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Stewarding When It Is Difficult By Howard Rich

What does it look like to steward when it is difficult? The most difficult leadership experience of my life was shepherding my mother and sisters through the death of my dad.  Following my dad’s diagnosis with lung cancer, he was moved into our home where my family would care for him in his final days. …

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Stewards of Our Emotions By Howard Rich

Stewarding Our Emotions as a Leader In its essence, leading as a steward requires alignment with the will of the Father. Jesus demonstrated this through intense agony and overwhelming emotions in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46) the night before his crucifixion.  This passage of Scripture shines a bright light on the humanity of Jesus…

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