Leading by Listening

I admit that I’m not a very good listener. I tend to have multiple things on my mind, and they hinder my ability to hear well. I’m learning, though, that I MUST listen if I want to lead well.

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10/30/16 Giving Up All

READING: Luke 17-18 Salvation is costly.  It cost Jesus His life, and it requires us to give up ours.  That’s a hard message to comprehend, and…

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10/29/16 Either/Or

READING: Luke 14-16 I don’t know if the contrast could be any more stark. Luke 15 resounds with rejoicing when a shepherd finds a lost sheep, a…

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10/28/16 Instantaneously

READING: Luke 12-13 For eighteen years, she had been crippled. Bent over, in fact. We can only imagine what her life was like for almost two decades. Perhaps…

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8 Thoughts on Christians and Halloween

I have studied spiritual warfare for many years, so you might assume that I strongly encourage believers to avoid anything related to Halloween. That’s not exactly the position I take.

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10/27/16 Written in Heaven

READING: Luke 10-11 If you read many popular works about spiritual warfare, you’ll find that they quickly move into “war stories” of encounters with demons. I understand why they do…

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10 Ways to Improve Announcements

As a pastor, I always struggled with the best way to do announcements. Whatever we did, it never felt right. Over the years, I’ve noted what other churches have done – and I’d do announcements differently than I ever did back then.

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10/26/16 Nothing

READING: Luke 8-9 These chapters are filled with stories of Jesus’ power over the enemy. Satan seeks to snatch the Word away from hearers, but God still…

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