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Go Ye Therefore

Posted on 12.14.18 in Leadership

The Law of Connection Part 11 Reception, Not Rebellion-Jeremiah 52:1-11 God judged Zedekiah because he rebelled against the king of Babylon. Zedekiah forgot that even the leader works for someone. His rebellion led to the downfall of Jerusalem. Leaders must remember they are stewards of the people God has given them. A leader’s rebellion leads to […]

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Seasons Of Parenting

Posted on 12.7.18 in Parenting

Season: Summer 11-16                                                               Summer—when it’s hot—very hot…It’s the time that you are in the most danger of losing your child [or your mind]. Summer is a time of turmoil…A time when so many important decisions must be made. This is the time when the real self emerges; when we need to watch the child like […]

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Go Ye Therefore

Posted on 12.7.18 in Leadership

The Law of Connection Part 10 Call Pushes Communication-Isaiah 7:1-17 Isaiah wants to communicate a message that begins to burn inside of him (as it did with Jeremiah). The divine message gives him an urgency to connect with others and spread God’s word. God’s call gives him a divine compulsion to speak and act. A leader’s […]

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Seasons Of Parenting

Posted on 11.30.18 in Parenting

Season: Spring 7-10 Imagination gives way to the concrete and tangible. What is real is now what is being experienced. [Children ages 7-10] want proof. They want evidence…Literalism and legalism enter the picture (e.g. they tell you when you’re speeding or not wearing a seatbelt, they may like to bargain—I’ll do this if you do […]

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Go Ye Therefore

Posted on 11.30.18 in Leadership

The Law of Connection Part 9 Construction Follows Connection-Nehemiah 2:17, 18 Nehemiah connected with the hearts of his volunteers before asking them to sacrifice their time and energy. He appealed to their sense of dignity, identity, and responsibility. The wall went up in record time because he won the hearts of the builders prior to winning the […]

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Go Ye Therefore

Posted on 11.23.18 in Leadership

The Law of Connection Part 8 Cyrus Rules-Ezra 1:1-7 Unlike King Rehoboam, the Persian King Cyrus was able to connect with God’s people. He first displayed mercy and then identify with the values and heart of his people. This allowed him to strengthen his reign. What enabled King Cyrus to connect with the people? Ezra tells […]

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Seasons of Parenting

Posted on 11.23.18 in Parenting

Season: Winter Ages 0-6 For the first few years of life, children explore the world through their senses (e.g. they put objects in their mouth, bang things together, climb, crawl, walk, watch you and copy your behavior). They notice everything, but they don’t recognize danger. They may even act like they don’t need you, but […]

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Go Ye Therefore

Posted on 11.16.18 in Leadership

The Law of Connection Part 7 When You Connect with People Connecting with people isn’t complicated, but it takes effort. Observe how Rehoboam neglected this priority: Your people are more willing to take action when you first move them with emotion. Even when King Solomon’s elders advised Rehoboam that he could win the people’s hearts forever […]

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Go Ye Therefore

Posted on 11.9.18 in Leadership

The Law of Connection Part 6 Rehoboam: Leaders Touch Hearts-1 Kings 12:1-24 A leader can’t connect with people only when he is communicating to groups; he must connect with individuals. The stronger the relationship and connection between individuals, the more likely the follower will want to help the leader. Some leaders have problems because they […]

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Go Ye Therefore

Posted on 11.2.18 in Leadership

The Law of Connection Part 5 Covenant Love-1 Samuel 20:1-41 Although Jonathan was the royal prince, he exalted and encouraged David, knowing he risked his future throne. First Samuel 20 describes the four characteristics of their friendship. Jonathan was: available (vv. 1-4); dependable (vv. 5-17); vulnerable (vv. 18-33); and responsible (vv. 34-42). And so Jonathan won David’s loyalty (v. 41). Abigail-1 Samuel 25:1-42 Following Samuel’s death, David […]

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