Tag Archives: Christian leadership

“Selfianity” promotes self-focus

Christianity calls us to self-denial. Selfianity promotes self-focus. Some people want Christianity when it’s convenient and an escape clause when it’s not. When Christ is only a theory, we’ll grow spiritually weary. When He’s living within, we’ll overcome our sin. … Continue reading

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Christian leadership & godly character

New Testament leadership trains people to listen to the risen Jesus and releases them follow and obey Him. I wonder if Christians will be surprised when they find out the pastor wasn’t the only one God wanted to speak through … Continue reading

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The most ignored leader

The most ignored (and rebelled against) leader is the Holy Spirit.Christians are trained to be audience members instead of teammates — hearers rather than doers. If we would turn groups of religious onlookers into troops of Spirit-led warriors, we’d see … Continue reading

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How to deal with controlling, self-promoting Christian leaders

There have always been controlling and self-promoting Christian leaders, who want to be top dog, even in the first century. But how are Christ followers supposed to deal with them? John (the disciple Jesus loved) gives us an example in … Continue reading

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Humility or Human Hotshots? (Who is the celebrity in church?)

God is looking for humility, not human hotshots with big names. “God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.” When we glory in, focus on, and/or follow exalted people, when we attach men’s names to the work of … Continue reading

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