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Making a Difference

Mark 10:45 – For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. “The world lives in such a time of crisis. Christians alone are in a position to rescue the perishing. We dare not settle down to try to live as if...

In It for the Long Haul

Last week I had my annual wellness exam. That is always a time of reflection for me. I am called back and the nurse runs through the normal process of taking a look all of the vitals. Next comes the dreaded blood work (I do not like needles!). Then you wait…and...

What Really Happens in a YBL Small Group?

It’s a question I get pretty often as I meet with businessmen contemplating their next step in their spiritual growth. I believe in small groups and it is one of the first places I suggest as a place to take a next growth step in faith. I want to suggest to you that a...

Empathetic Leader

People all around us are hurting, confused and frustrated. They are involved inside our families and the businesses that we work in every day. Down deep, they long for someone to listen to them and feel the things that they are feeling. As leaders, they need our...

It’s January 25th…Now What?

Well, it’s January 25th and you have already broken most, if not all, of your New Year’s resolutions. From losing weight to managing stress better to getting out of debt and managing money more effectively, many have failed. How does that make you feel? Defeated, yes!...

The Celebration of Life Change

Isaiah 7:14 – “Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign: See, the virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel.” We find ourselves just a few weeks away from the celebration of the birth of Jesus – Christmas. It is always a festive time of year...

Avoid the Fear of Failure

I have had numerous conversation recently with businessmen about fearing failure. In each of those conversations, 2 Timothy 1:7 has been a landing point in scripture for guidance. Then, the following devotional thought came to my email from Os Hillman, so I thought I...

Praying Without Ceasing

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. One of the topics of conversation that I get regularly these days is formed in the following question, “What...

Why Should I Study the Bible?

Let’s just say that is not a question that I think about a lot. I was raised in a family that studied the Bible. I went to seminary and learned how to study the Bible with greater accuracy so that I was better prepared to lead in the church setting. I have led Bible...

BEING and WALKING

Ephesians 5:1-2 – “Therefore BE imitators of God, as beloved children; and WALK in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.” I had so many heros when I was a kid. From the obvious sports...

A Journey of a Lifetime

Some 28 years ago, Nikki and I were planning our honeymoon. We had settled on Disney World as a destination. Her suggestion to fly was a little out there for me because I had never flown before. I was sheltered somewhat as a child and vacations meant driving to a...

Position vs. Passion

“You become the kind of leader that others want to follow not because of your position, but because of your passion.” (Doug Dickerson). This quote came up at a leadership round-table that I was leading a couple of weeks ago. As the conversation unfolded, most of the...

What Breaks God’s Heart

What breaks your heart? We will get back to the questions of “What breaks God’s Heart” shortly. What grabs your heart and twists to the point tears begin to pour from your eyes and you begin to feel a bit uneasy? I could begin to list many things that break our hearts...

How is Your Worship?

"I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven." - A. W. Tozer How is your worship? No, I’m not talking about how your Sunday church...

Living a Life of Conviction

The following email devotional came to my inbox last week. It was too good not to pass along as the blog this week. Living a Life of Conviction Os Hillman "For we know, brothers loved by God, that He has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with...

Contentment

Philippians 4:10-14 -  "But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity.  Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I...

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