A great leader has a clear vision, an awareness of the needs of the people he leads and a clear communication plan for implementing change. The goal is to bring along even the "slow followers" to a place of consensus and support. Order Tom Lutz's Book: Navigating Your Change Mazes
In 1066, one of history’s most decisive battles was fought. William, Duke of Normandy, dared to invade England. He confidently approached his formidable opponent with his secret weapon, an invention that would give his army an edge: the stirrup. The English, on foot, would be easily conquered by the Normans, standing secure in their stirrups. Because they had a way to stand in...
Author: Max Lucado
The book of 1 Peter deals with the issue of the discipline of suffering. In chapter five, Peter teaches the importance of good leadership and followship in the church. He also reminds us that shepherds will share in the suffering of Christ.
Speaker: Stanley Toussaint
Scripture: 1 Peter 5:1-5
Topic: Pastoral Ministry
Binding Satan Without A Rope Have you ever heard someone pray, “Satan, I bind you?” Or perhaps you may have uttered such a thing yourself? I’ve heard many people use phrases like this in their prayers, and while I don’t want to belittle a person’s heartfelt cry to God against evil, I can’t help but dig into this phrase a little and ask the question, “Is this a biblical way...
Author: Tom Terry
Jesus had to live a worthy life to die and unworthy death. He didn’t just die for me. He died as me. That’s the power of salvation.” God had faith in you enough to let His Son die just in case you decided to serve Him later. Preached for lifechurch.tv/open
Speaker: John Gray
Scripture: Matthew 26:36-39
One of the more striking things about the gospel of Mark (and the other gospels) is how much attention Jesus gives to the human heart. The core of the story of Jesus’ healing of the paralytic is how “He knew in his spirit.... what they were thinking in their hearts” (Mark 2:8). He not only discerned the heart thoughts and motives of his critics, but also those of the...
Author: Tim Keller
Scripture: Mark 2:8-8
The Gadarene demoniac was desperate and destroyed. Even in his deranged state, he ran to Jesus and knelt at his feet. No one is too far from God to worship and get victory. Why is worship so powerful and important to God? John Gray's preaching is both hilarious, spiritual and profound. Don't miss this! Used by permission of Elevation Church.
Speaker: John Gray
Scripture: Mark 5:1-15
We often hear that those who don’t affirm modern feminism are “anti-woman.” Christians are no exception. We sometimes get tagged with this epithet, and once the label sticks we’re either total sellouts (the women) or knuckle-dragging Neanderthals (the men). In light of this claim, it’s remarkable to consider how the author and perfecter of our faith, Jesus Christ, interacted...
Author: Kevin DeYoung
It’s kind of terrible how Ascension Day is almost completely ignored by lower-church Christians. We could say it’s because we don’t observe the liturgical calendar, but we do when it comes to such major feast days as Christmas, recognizing the Incarnation, and Easter, the Resurrection. It’s a shame because the Ascension is a doctrine all of us need to remember, constantly, in...
Author: Russell Moore
Rick told me that he no longer believed in Jesus or the Bible. After many years of church involvement and even ministry involvement, my friend turned away from Christianity and instead decided to embrace Buddhism. His chief reason for rejecting Jesus was the hypocrisy of Jesus' people. Such a decision always cuts us to the core. When we hear that our bad behavior has lead...
Author: Tom Terry