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What Happens When I Fail to Delegate

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Always in the back of my mind is this thought, "Don't be the factor holding back the growth of Grace Hills Church." I believe in John Maxwell's Law of the Lid. So if my leadership is sub-par, and I'm supposed to be at the head of the pack, where does that leave other leaders for whom I am responsible? I need …

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Don’t Lose Your Moral Authority

I am currently reading Andy Stanley's book Visioneering and have just completed the chapter about having moral authority in leadership. Stanley gives a couple of examples of how moral authority works in our lives. One example was Mother Teresa's harsh words about abortion during a National Day of Prayer …

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Preaching the Word

"But (God) hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Savior." -Titus 1:3 When preachers preach, they do so as frail and fallible human beings, holding forth the precious words of eternal life. There is, however, a sense in which …

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Meekness: The Leverage of Leadership

"Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth." -Numbers 12:3 In today's world, meekness = weakness. God does not view it that way, however. In a world where power is everything, Jesus entered the scene in a wooden manger surrounded by barnyard animals. He grew up in …

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Astounded By His Authority

"And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, 'Who can this be, that even the wind and seas obey Him?'" -Mark 4:41 (NKJV) Early in the ministry of Jesus to his disciples, He offered them a powerful demonstration of His power and authority. They were astounded that the forces of nature were totally …

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Living in Jesus’ Name – Part 3

The third aspect of living in Jesus' name, in addition to living with His approval and under His authority, is to live for His acclaim. All of our lives are to be directed toward the goal of bringing glory and honor to the name of Jesus.I once worked at Rose's Discount Store and had to wear a nametag that had …

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Living In Jesus’ Name – Part 2

In my last blog, I explained that living in the name of Jesus means living with His approval. Today, we need to learn that living in the name of Jesus also means living under His authority, and also living in the power of His authority.Jesus said to His church, "All power in heaven and in earth is given unto …

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God’s Will For Every Believer

"For this is the will of God, even your sanctification... For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness." (1 Thessalonians 4:3, 7)It's very easy to get caught up in the pursuit of something secondary to God's great purpose for us as believers. We constantly face the temptation to be driven …

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