The Essentials of Character

The Essentials of Character

Leadership

I’m fascinated by the concept and practice of leadership—more specifically, biblical spiritual leadership. One of the richest studies of Scripture I’ve undertaken involved reading Old Testament and New Testament passages, gleaning from them applications for spiritual leadership. If you’re a seasoned leader or aspire to leadership, allow me to suggest this mode of reading. Jesus […]

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Belonging Precedes Believing

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Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a Sunday School seminar facilitated by Bruce Raley, LifeWay’s Director of Leadership and Evangelism. During this seminar, where we were learning about keys to “Leading a Transformational Sunday School,” Bruce shared these enlightening realities from LifeWay Research: Only 16% of persons whose primary point of contact with the […]

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Equipping for Readiness

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In Ephesians 4, the Apostle Paul writes that God has given us church leaders “to equip God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the […]

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Simple Discipleship

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Since moving to Natchez, I’ve been reintroduced to several ‘simple’ things that I hold a special appreciation for—seeing my kids enjoying time with their grandparents, sprawling live oaks and crepe myrtles, Community Coffee, Blue Runner beans, WWL on the radio, and the Saints being the regional NFL game (instead of the Titans). I’ve also been […]

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Bible Study as a Priority

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When a person or an organization begins to work through a daily schedule or a project, the items that are first attempted are the ones that have a high priority.  That is to say, most organizations take this approach.  The church seems to ignore this process and accept the attitude of “well, it is very […]

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Preparation for Teaching…A Personal Prayer Approach

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I stood before our Adult Sunday School Class leaders in a recent workers meeting I asked what they considered their greatest needs in Sunday School.  Without question, the greatest need was prayer.  Yes, we need to be adequately prepared to teach, but that must begin with prayer.  How true this is. 1. We need to prayerfully […]

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