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Category Archives: Leadership Blog
Investigate Before We Imitate!
There is a powerful lesson here if we will STOP, read it many times, read the verse many times, and then ask God a simple question: “Do I want MY life to like THEIR life … the one they HIDE … Continue reading
The Six Benefits of Listening to the Lord!
“If my people would only listen to me, if Israel would only follow my ways, how quickly I would subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes! Those who hate the Lordwould cringe before him, and their punishment … Continue reading
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Peace and Quiet Lives!
Isaiah 32:17 tells us that peace, quietness, and assurance are the effects of right living! We all know that life is busy and hectic, and often we are swallowed up in it. However, there re many people who simply have … Continue reading
Posted in Discipleship, Leadership Blog Tagged assurance, calm, God, Jesus, peace, quietness, right, right living, storm, storms of life Leave a comment
Is Our Joy Making Enough Noise?
When was the last time people OUTSIDE our building could hear the sound of our rejoicing far away WITHOUT AMPLIFICATION? “And on that day they offered great sacrifices, REJOICING because God had given them GREAT JOY. The women and children … Continue reading
When a Nation Rebels Against God
Isaiah 3:1-3 teaches us that rebellion to Yahweh on large scale leads to loss on larger scale. After all, God doesn’t bless rebellion. And while He is patient and doesn’t want to see any perish, there is also His justice … Continue reading
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Before God Gives Us More Than Enough!
* We all want more from God. * We all want His blessing * We all want to be liked and well known * We all want to be promoted into something wonderful * We all want to people to … Continue reading
Posted in Deeper Walk With God, faith, Leadership Blog Tagged Abraham, abundance, blessing, curse, faith, generous, God, heart, help, longing, more than enough, obey, promotion, protection Leave a comment
When Problems Plague a Nation!
In one of the most familiar passages for most Bible students, King Solomon of United Israel dedicated the Temple he had built to the Lord. Then he prayed a passionate, well thought out prayer for mercy from God. For 2 … Continue reading
Posted in Leadership Blog Tagged calamities, cause, condition, country, drought, forgive, God, heal, heaven, humble, Israel, locusts, Lord, lost, mercy, nation, offering, pandemic, passionate, people of God, plague, pray, prayer, prayerlessness, pride, problems, proud, rain, seek, Solomon, spiritual, temple, wicked, wickedness Leave a comment
Consequences of Rebellion Despite Repentance!
As a result of King Rehoboam’s unfaithfulness to the Lord, Shishak the king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem. King Rehoboam and the leaders of Jerusalem humbled themselves and God chose not to destroy them and give them deliverance from death. However, … Continue reading
Posted in faith, forgiveness, Leadership Blog Tagged consequences, deliverance, faith, humble, Jerusalem, Rehoboam, repentance, unfaithful 2 Comments