'Leadership' Tagged Posts

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Daily Devotions

When she and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, ‘If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home.’ And she prevailed upon us.” vs. 13 Acts 16:11-13 When Paul and his companions arrived in Philippi after crossing the Aegean Sea, there wasn’t an established synagogue but there were some Greek women who were God-fearers; i.e., they had been attracted to Jewish teachings but had not become converts. Paul found them…

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He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.” vss. 2-3 Isaiah 42:1-9 It’s likely that the Servant spoken of in these chapters of Isaiah is a personification of the nation of Israel, the chosen people of God, the ones in whom the Spirit would work to bring light and justice…

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But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.” vss. 43-44 Mark 10:41-45 If the Christian Church had a constitution and by-laws, these verses would likely be found under the heading “Leadership” as Article I. Jesus understood that greatness according to the world’s standards involved the accumulation of power and wealth. And we know that too! We…

Daily Devotions: September 5, 2019

September 5, 2019 For full passage click: Philemon 1-7 … “I have indeed received much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, my brother.” vs. 7 The letters of Paul give us amazing snapshots of life in the early Christian communities. In one way or another in dozens of cities, the good news of Jesus had been proclaimed and passed on. Hundreds of people had become believers and were meeting…

Daily Devotions: May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019 For full passage click:  Acts 9: 36-39 …“Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity.” vs. 36 Periodically in scripture, we see glimpses of what life in those tumultuous years following the resurrection of Jesus must have been like. We don’t get a lot of detail, just some names and tidbits of information that whet our appetite for more.…

Daily Devotions: March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019                      For full passage click: Genesis 15:1-6 …“After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.’” vs. 1 Almost all the “big name” folks in our scriptures relied on direct encounters with God for direction and strength. Abram is no exception. His connections with the Lord came through a series of visions; the same was true for Isaac,…

Daily Devotions: September 24, 2018

September 24, 2018 Numbers 11:4-6, 10-15  …“Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they come weeping to me and say, ‘Give us meat to eat!’ I am not able to carry all this people alone, for they are too heavy for me.” vss. 13-14 Moses had discovered that being the leader of the Hebrew people wasn’t the glamour job that it at first promised to be. It had been nice in those first weeks…

Daily Devotions: July 16 , 2018

July 16, 2018 Jeremiah 23:1-3…“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord.” vs. 1 When Jeremiah speaks of shepherds, he has in mind the corrupt and power hungry kings of his nation. Their leadership had meant the dissolution and scattering of the people; already many had been led away into exile. He himself would soon be taken against his will to Egypt. It was a terrible time. Leaders bore the blame and…