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Developing Gratitude

March 27, 2012

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Thanksgiving is not just for turkeys. Last week at Lake Champion I was asked to share what the Lord has been teaching me this year.  One thing that came to mind right away was the fact that I can really be an ungrateful jerk much of the time.  In some ways it has been a […]

Leadership: Joshua and Caleb (part 4 of 4)

February 16, 2012

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Our study of Joshua, Caleb, and the other 10 spies in Numbers 13:25 – 14:4 has given us the following three principles to reflect on and consider regarding our own leadership. The difference between an obstacle and an opportunity has only to do with God’s plan. To fail to seize a God-ordained opportunity, even in […]

Leadership: Joshua and Caleb (part 3 of 4)

February 15, 2012

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From our study of leadership in Numbers 13:25 – 14:4, we have already discussed 2 principles that should inform our own leadership. The difference between an obstacle and an opportunity has only to do with God’s plan. To fail to seize a God-ordained opportunity, even in the face of great difficulty, is to rebel against […]

Leadership: Joshua and Caleb (part 2 of 4)

February 14, 2012

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Continuing from the previous post out of the text from Numbers 13:25 – 14:4 , here’s the second principle that I believe we can learn. To fail to seize a God-ordained opportunity, even in the face of great difficulty, is to rebel against God. It is both foolhardy and unspiritual to assume that every difficult […]

Leadership: Joshua and Caleb (part 1 of 4)

February 13, 2012

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We will be looking at Numbers 13:25 – 14:4 over the next 4 days. This text talks about leadership.  But my hope is that although it may be a text that has something to say about us as leaders in the context of who and how we lead, it will also say something to you […]

“Sin makes you stupid”

November 22, 2011

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I had a conversation with a friend of mine last week in which we were talking about the besetting sins of a couple of people dear to each of us.  I was noting that it’s remarkable that when people are immersed in sinful behavior we can seemingly have so little awareness of the fact that […]

Developing your leadership

November 10, 2011

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Oswald Sanders’ book, “Spiritual Leadership”, is a classic and one that you really should have on your bookshelf.  Following is a checklist of characteristics that come from that book, and they are immensely practical.  Whenever I consider this list, I am really convicted of a dozen things that I could improve in my leadership ability.  […]