Meekness is the Leverage of Leadership

In today’s world, meekness = weakness. God does not view it that way, however. The Bible says of Moses,”Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.” (Numbers 12:3) And in a world where power is everything, Jesus entered the scene in a wooden manger surrounded by barnyard animals. He grew up in an humble village, the son of a carpenter, of modest means. He lived His life serving others, yet Jesus was certainly the most influential leader in all of history.

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Why Honoring My Wife Matters So Much

Honor Your Wife

Honor Your WifeIf I’m not honoring my wife, I cannot possibly claim to be growing spiritually. Neither can you. I’m planting and pastoring a church. I write articles for Christian blogs and websites. I’m Editor of one of the world’s leading websites for Pastors. I also consult with ministries on social media and communication strategies. I’ve spoken in a conference or two. But if I don’t honor my precious wife, I could count all of that other stuff pretty much worthless.

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The Lord Who Heals and the People Who Worship

I must confess, as a Baptist, it took me a rather long time to come to understand the healing nature of God. We Baptists, as Adrian Rogers put it, “believe in miracles, but trust in Jesus.” I still believe this is best. But I also freely admit that in our reaction to the extremism of “healing evangelists” like Binny Hinn and other obvious hucksters and false prophets, that we have a tendency to write off all supposed healings as a mere charade.

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When You Can’t Get Through to God

“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” -Psalm 66:18

Perhaps this verse, among others, is the source of the idea that “God doesn’t hear sinners” (which He does) except for the “sinner’s prayer.” This odd and old-fashioned idea ignores God’s omniscience through which He hears and knows everything. There are two important words in this verse that need to be rightly interpreted. First, the word “regard” comes from the Hebrew word har which means to approve or to respect. Second, the word “hear” is the word shama which means to hear intelligently, to pay attention, or to respond with obedience.

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Quit You Like Men

“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”—1 Corinthians 16:13

I’ve always enjoyed watching baseball but I do believe the sport lacks a significant element today and that is team loyalty. Some of my favorite players were George Brett, Robin Yount, and Cal Ripken, Jr., all of whom stayed with their respective teams through the high and low years, no matter what. Trades were rare deals and contracts were secondary to being part of a team for life.

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