Category Archives: Leadership

Greatness

Winston Churchill said, “The price of greatness is responsibility.” He may have been thinking about his own experience when he uttered this quote, but Churchill touched on one of the basic teachings of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ disciples had been arguing … Continue reading

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Live to Be a Ripe Old Age

The day after Halloween a man saw a young boy eating a lot of candy. The man said, “You had better take it easy on that candy, young fellow! Too much of that will make you sick.” The boy looked … Continue reading

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When People Disappoint You

People disappoint us all the time. Friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers, church members…the list goes on and on. Because of things they say or do—or fail to say or do—people let us down on a regular basis. David records the … Continue reading

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The Little Things

A mighty tree stood high upon the mountain. For many decades it survived the hail, the heavy snows, the strong winds, the lightning and the ice storms. It not only survived, it prospered. Then finally it was felled by an … Continue reading

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Masquerading

This is the time of year when young people try to figure out what they want to pretend to be for Halloween. They will wear a mask that makes them look like something that they are not—like a monster or … Continue reading

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Frozen by Fear

Two farmers were talking one hot July day. One of them asked the other, “How is your cotton doing this year?” “I didn’t plant any,” came the answer. “I was afraid of the boll weevil.” “Well, how is your corn?” … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule

One of the best known ethical teachings comes from the Sermon on the Mount, where Jesus says, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” … Continue reading

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Preaching the Word

This past September 29th marked the 30th anniversary of my first sermon. I was quite nervous as I delivered that sermon at the Clarksburg Church of Christ (now Clarksburg Christian Church). The text was from James 2 and the message … Continue reading

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Our Motivation

Opera star Mary Garden, considered one of the greats of her profession, said there was one thing she always told herself before going on stage: “There’s one person in that vast audience who has made a sacrifice to come and … Continue reading

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Ears Properly Spaced

A missionary was struggling to translate the Bible for a tribe that did not have the Word of God in their own native language. He found it particularly difficult to find a way to convey the concept of “pride”. He … Continue reading

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