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Lead or Be Liked

Let me start this blog by clarifying that I think you can be a good leader and be likable as well. I don’t think a good leader has to be someone who simply commands respect and charges forward; head down, furrowed brow, elbows out. 797 more words

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The Means and the Ends (by Sam Cassese)

To my fellow pastors and ministry leaders. I have a question for you…

Do you love connecting people to new serving opportunities?

Obviously. You wouldn’t be very good at your job if you didn’t. 323 more words

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Broken Toys (by Brent Kimball)


When we were boys my brother and I received two amazing toys. His was Stretch Armstrong and mine was Stretch Monster.

These were corn syrup filled action figures that stretched when you pulled on their limbs. 224 more words

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Church People, Take Responsibility

I’m currently studying the book of Philemon, in preparation to preach it over the next 3 weeks at LifePoint. It’s a funny little book, the shortest authored by the Apostle Paul in the Bible. 924 more words

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Pastor, be a Christian First

When I was 21, about to enter my senior year of college, I came home to Oregon for the summer to work construction and save money for my final year. 735 more words

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For You Know That We Who Preach... (Part 2)

Part 1 is here.

This Sunday I’ll be preaching Romans 4:1-8. As I was studying this text yesterday I came upon some great content from John Stott, in his book… 516 more words

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Christians Didn’t Name Themselves (by Brent Kimball)

I am in the book of Acts in my Bible reading. It is a book that always seems fresh to me. To take in the account of the first generation of believers and observe how they lived out the gospel is remarkable. 265 more words

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