Category Archives: Devotional Thoughts

10 Things I’m Thankful For Today

Yesterday we talked about the danger of spiritual pride from 1 Corinthians 1:1-9.  In my message I said that gratitude is the only way to defeat spiritual pride in your life.  Then, I challenged everyone to find time to count their … Continue reading

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Devotional Thoughts for Leaders: Running and Coaching Well

In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, the Apostle Paul compares the Christian life to a foot race.  He encourages us to “run in such a way that you may win” (v. 24b). The writer of Hebrews also makes the same comparison urging believers … Continue reading

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Devotional Thought for Leaders: The Cult of Personality

1 Corinthians 1:10-17, 3:4-9 One of the issues the ancient church at Corinth struggled with was division.  In the Apostle Paul’s first letter to that church he wasted no time in identifying one of the main sources of their conflict.  Apparently, the … Continue reading

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Devotional Thoughts for Leaders: Leading By Example

John  13:1-20 Jesus knew that his time was short when he gathered with his disciples to celebrate the Feast of Passover.  So he got up from the meal and surprised them by setting aside his outer garment and wrapped a … Continue reading

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Devotional Thoughts for Leaders: Ministry Transitions

Acts 13 is the transition point between the Apostle Peter’s ministry “in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria” in the first half of the book and the soon to be Apostle Paul’s ministry “to the ends of the earth” in the second half.  The church at Antioch was … Continue reading

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Devotional Thoughts for Leaders: Are You Carrying a Bronze Shield?

Are you carrying a bronze shield? Revitalization is tough.  When difficult times come into an organization, there is a temptation to ignore reality and pretend things are just fine.  That’s what Judah’s king, Rehoboam, did. When his nation fell on hard times, Rehoboam went … Continue reading

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Devotional Thoughts for Leaders: How to Multiply Your Ministry

Ministry can be tiring, especially when you feel like you have to do everything yourself.  Kingdom work never stops.  There are always more people to care for and more opportunities to explore.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could multiply your ministry without having to … Continue reading

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