Category Archives: Leadership

Power Source

On Wednesday, October 11, 1994, NASA’s Magellan space explorer fell silent. The Magellan had circled Venus more than fifteen thousand times since arriving at the planet in 1990, but on this day NASA scientists intentionally changed the satellite’s course and … Continue reading

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Talking to Strangers

Sometimes we get the idea that it is of no use to try to initiate a conversation about Jesus with someone we have just met. We have come to believe that we need to develop a long-term relationship with someone … Continue reading

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Evangelism Plan

There is a story told about a fellow who was involved in one of those get-rich-quick multi-level marketing programs. He was so excited about the concept that he tried to apply this business model to the evangelistic efforts in his … Continue reading

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Giving Them What They Want

A former business associate of President Donald Trump says that Trump was successful in business because of his strategy. Trump explains it this way–“I see what people want, and I give it to them.” That may be a great philosophy … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Reasons It’s Great to Be a Church Usher

10. You get to wear a cool badge. 9. You don’t have to sit on a hard pew for the whole service. 8. You can slip out to the restroom if you need to, and nobody notices. 7. You get … Continue reading

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Deeply Rooted

For many years there has been a pear tree on the property of our church. Every year the tree produces an abundance of juicy, tasty pears. Neighbors often stop and ask if they may gather some of the pears. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Time Well-Spent

A certain man often referred to a special day in his childhood when his father took him fishing. The day was fixed in his adult mind, and he often reflected upon many of the things his father had taught him … Continue reading

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Always Praying

1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, “Pray continually.” How can we do that? What does it even mean, anyway, to “pray continually”? Here is what Mandy Smith says about the matter—“Having a daily time of prayer is essential, but we must be … Continue reading

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Lesson in Forgiveness

Retired baseball player Bill Buckner died Monday at the age of 69. Buckner was a good fielder and a great hitter, amassing 2,715 hits in a career that spanned over 2 decades. Buckner won a batting title in 1980 and … Continue reading

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Define Wicked

When you hear the word “wicked”, what do you think of? We might think of terrorism, sexual immorality, murder, stealing, lying, child abuse, etc. There are many actions that most Christians have no problem calling “wicked”. However, Jesus seems to … Continue reading

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