25 Great Questions for Leaders

“Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say.”Andy Stanley One of the greatest skills leaders can cultivate is the art of great question-asking. Jesus was the Master of great questions: “What do you want me to do for you?” (Mark 10:51). “Who do people say that I am?”…

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Running Your Race with Resilience

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and the perfector of our faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2 Now more…

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Calming Promises from the Prince of Peace

Bethlehem was all hustle and bustle as people from all over returned to pay their taxes. Street vendors saw the opportunity and likely set up early. Inn managers were a mix of excited and stressed as their rooms filled to capacity. Tax collectors saw dollar signs as people entered the streets of the ancient city…

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3 Practices to Prepare Him Room

When I am having friends or family over for a visit, I get excited and prepare. I think about what I’m going to make for dinner. I imagine how I want the table to look. I make sure the house feels comfortable and clean. In other words, I prepare.  The second week of Advent is…

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Completely Filled

“We are completely filled with GOD as Christ’s fullness overflows within us.” Colossians 2:10 I am in Christ and Christ is in me. We are tethered together. Bonded. Fused. Inseparably intertwined. I am a novice when it comes to appreciating the magnitude of this truth.  This I get: Because I am in Christ and Christ…

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Overcoming Evil with GOOD

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 (NIV) Good is all about adding VALUE. Evil is all about de-VALUING. There’s a ton of evil out there. The world is full of people who excel at demeaning, dehumanizing, and destroying. It’s tempting to lower ourselves to that same level. Our…

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Welcoming Christ’s Presence in Your Daily Life

I remember as a kid hearing the story of Zacchaeus and singing the song about him in Sunday School. Recently I was reading the story again and was struck by Zacchaeus’s exuberance in welcoming Jesus.  Zacchaeus was a tax collector who was quite wealthy living in Jericho. He had heard much about Jesus, so when…

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The Top 10 Rules for a Fair Church Fight

Seems like church hurt is at an all-time high. As representatives of Jesus, we’ve got to get a better grip on what we say and how we say it.  Our words to one another should “always be full of grace and seasoned with salt.” – Colossians 4:6 So here are The Top 10 Rules for…

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