Be Strong And Courageous, Session 2 (Be Confident in God’s Power): Christ is Enough

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Be Strong And Courageous, Session 2 (Be Confident in God’s Power): God Provides

Excerpt from Seasons of a Leader’s Life by Jeff Iorg (B&H, 2013) God Provides Matthew 8:14–15; Mark 1:29–31; Luke 4:38–39; Matthew 17:24–27; Luke 22:7–13 Early in Peter’s relationship with Jesus, he learned an essential lesson for ministry leaders: God provides. Jesus taught Peter this lesson through two separate incidents at Capernaum, along with a later […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 2 (Be Confident in God’s Power): Holding Tight

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  Holding Tight A father places his five daughters in God’s hands. by Polly House When Jeremy Adkins’ wife died nine days after giving birth to their fifth daughter, he just wanted to run. And he did. “I knew I had a choice to make,” Jeremy said. “I could either run to God or away […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 2 (Be Confident in God’s Power): The Fear of Rejection

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The Fear of Rejection By David Jeremiah If our love for the Father drives us to seek only His approval, we will not need to fear rejection from others.   HUMANS are the only beings on planet Earth that have a built-in longing for approval. It originates deep in the human psyche, where we have […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 1 (Accept Your Leadership Role): Taking up the Mantle

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  Taking Up The Mantle Anne Graham Lotz encourages us to pass our faith from generation to generation. by DIANA CHANDLER ANNE GRAHAM LOTZ didn’t realize she had missed anything growing up as the child of Billy Graham until she married and saw her husband, Danny Lotz, interact with their three children. As a dentist, […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 1 (Accept Your Leadership Role): Being a Leader and How it Happens

Being a Leader and How It Happens The first leadership role I remember being elected or selected to was president of my church youth group. I don’t think there were any formal duties and the biggest qualification, it seemed, was to not be afraid to get up front, tell everyone to be quiet, and make some […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 1 (Accept Your Leadership Role): Lessons From a Mentor

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I AM WRITING this column about one week after I learned that one of my professional mentors has announced his retirement. As his friend and coworker, I have watched him live his faith in his home and in his ministry. He is for me what a mentor ought to be: someone who so walks with God that you want to […]

Like Glue, Session 6 (Stick With Acceptance): Additional Questions

The Point: Strong relationships are not hindered by differences of opinion. Opening Question What do you like best about arguments and disagreements? When have you had to admit you were wrong? Complete this statement: Strong differences of opinion can lead to strong… Do you think a perfect world would be where people are all alike […]

Like Glue, Session 5 (Stick With Humility): Additional Questions

The Point: Humbly place the needs of others before your own. Opening Question When have you felt awkward as another family’s dinner guest? What images come to mind when you hear the word “submission”? How has the world’s attitude toward submission changed in your lifetime? Why do many consider submission a dirty word? What is […]

Awake, Session 2 (Return to Your First Love): 7 Ways to Stick With Your Daily Bible Reading

Ken Braddy offers some great tips for reading the Bible on a daily basis. 7 Ways to Stick With Your Daily Bible Reading