Category: Leadership

Go Ye Therefore

Posted on 3.29.19 in Leadership

Leadership Qualities: Initiative Part 5  Leaders Host People-3 John 3-12 While 1st John is about God’s life and 2nd John is about God’s truth, 3rd John is about God’s way. In his letter, John uses the picture of a host. Hosts take initiative with their guests. They do what is right by others, make them feel comfortable, give […]

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Go Ye Therefore

Posted on 3.22.19 in Leadership

Leadership Qualities: Initiative Part 4 Earmark of True Leader-Jonah 2:10-3:10 (negative) One earmark of a true leader is the display of initiative. By definition, leaders cannot wait for someone else to move; if they do, they are really followers, not leaders. Initiative requires an element of risk, faith, and foresight. Why Do We Fail to Initiate? It […]

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Go Ye Therefore

Posted on 3.15.19 in Leadership

Leadership Qualities: Initiative Part 3  Lessons from the Ant-Proverbs 6:6-8 Do you want to make a difference? Then study the metaphor of the ant. The ant teaches us: A — Attitude of Initiative       Ants don’t need a commander to tell them to get started. N — Nature of Integrity       Ants work faithfully […]

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Go Ye Therefore

Posted on 3.8.19 in Leadership

Leadership Qualities: Initiative Part 2 Nehemiah Takes Lead-Nehemiah 1:4-2:8 (positive) Nehemiah took initiative in praying for Jerusalem’s problem, in planning the rebuilding project, in persuading the people to act, and in pursuing the product they all wanted. And he did it in that order. His initiative showed great insight. Nehemiah couldn’t imagine sitting still when he […]

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Posted on 3.1.19 in Leadership

Leadership Qualities: Initiative Part 1 The Ultimate Leader-Genesis 1:1-2:25 God is the Ultimate Leader. Not only did He create the universe, redeem humankind, innovate with entrepreneurial energy, and act as a maverick-He also leads. As the Ultimate Leader, God always initiates. He initiated the creation of the universe. He initiated the birth of our species. And […]

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Posted on 2.22.19 in Leadership

The Law of Connection Part 21 God Connects with Head and Heart-Hebrews 8:1-9:28 The new Covenant is a better ministry, established by a better Mediator, and established on better promises (Heb. 8:6). God will write His law on the heart, not just on a stone tablet. By this point, the writer has convinced readers at both the […]

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Go Ye Therefore

Posted on 2.15.19 in Leadership

The Law of Connection Part 20 Paul Connects-Philemon 4-22 In the very personal letter of Philemon, Paul asks his friend to do something very difficult: graciously receive back a runaway slave. Before he confronts Philemon, Paul connects by walking through the following stages of conflict management: The compliment stage (vv. 4-7) Paul affirmed Philemon, and reminded him of his love. Good […]

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Posted on 2.8.19 in Leadership

The Law of Connection Part 19  Empowerment Precedes Imperative-Ephesians 1:1-14  Because Paul believes he needs to give before he asks, he reminds us of our choice position in Christ: chosen (Eph. 1:4); predestined (1:5); accepted (1:6); redeemed (1:7); informed (1:9); heirs (1:11); and sealed (1:13). He declares what God has done for us before demanding we do anything […]

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Posted on 2.1.19 in Leadership

The Law of Connection Part 18 Paul Illustrates and Invites-Galatians 3:6-4:31 To make plain his teaching on grace, Paul uses stories and allegories. To drive home the truth, he uses an illustration of Abraham (Gal. 3:6-29); and Old Testament scripture (3:10-14); an illustration of a son and a slave (4:1-7); and an allegory of Sarah and Hagar (4:21-31). Paul […]

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Posted on 1.25.19 in Leadership

The Law of Connection Part 17  Paul Touches Hearts-Romans 12:1, 2  After climbing an enormous theological hill, Paul shift gears in Romans 12. The first eleven chapters provide A basis for our belief, but from chapter twelve to the end of the book, the apostle supplies a basis for our behavior. First doctrine; then duty. This […]

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