Posts Tagged ‘Paul Swamidass’

Luke and Theophilus By Paul Swamidass

 A Tale of Two Leaders: Luke and Theophilus The gospel of Luke starts with the following words of dedication explaining that it is a carefully prepared account for Theophilus: “…it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that…

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An Invitation to Greater Things By Paul Swamidass

 Jesus invites you to witness greater things. When Jesus called Nathanael, he promised him that he would see even greater things. It remains an invitation and promise he extends to each of us. Let’s go to the other side. One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of…

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A Biblical Perspective on Handling Dissent By Paul Swamidass

Learn from Jesus on how to handle dissent. Jesus uses the “prodigal son” parable to convey to his believers the unique qualities of God the father. Teachers and preachers have used this parable to communicate to their listeners, the unparalleled loving, merciful and gracious nature of God the Father. In the parable, the father eagerly…

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Pursue Excellence By Paul Swamidass

Are you pursuing excellence? A culture of excellence in life may enable a Christian leader to take on challenges that he/she otherwise cannot. Young David Overcomes A National Crisis The nation of Israel faced an existential threat from the Philistine army when the giant, Goliath, issued a challenge to King Saul and his army (1…

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A Calling and An Action Plan By Paul Swamidass

The Apostle Paul’s Calling and His Action Plan Every call deserves an action plan. In the epistle to the Romans (Chap 1: 1-17), Apostle Paul described his calling as well as how he acted on his calling. For those, who wonder what their own calling is, and how to translate their calling into action, Paul…

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Leaders Know When to Act Promptly By Paul Swamidass

  What difference does it make when a leader acts promptly? Joseph of Arimathea acted promptly and there is much we can learn by his example. Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Pilate was…

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Solomon and Leadership By Paul Swamidass

Lead with Solomon-like Wisdom Wise decisions by leaders could be a blessing as evidenced by the decisions of King Solomon. One of  his famous decisions as well as the process he used to arrive at that decision are offered in the Bible as an example of Solomon’s wisdom. That example has stood the test of…

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A Yardstick for Slander By Paul Swamidass

The Biblical Yardstick for Slander A Biblical yardstick is needed for slander otherwise it destroys trust within organizations. It causes the members of an organization become wary of each other.  It harshly cuts down its victim. And finally, the Bible says, slander is ungodly sin, again and again. If not controlled in Christian organizations, it…

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Moses: Unselfish Leadership By Paul Swamidass

  Moses, the most unselfish leader and example. There was a tragic moment when Moses was conversing with God on Mount Sinai (Exodus 32). Moses was unaware that his brother and partner Aaron was enabling the worship of a freshly-cast golden calf at the foot of the mountain in defiance of God. God saw what…

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