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What to look for in spiritual leaders

This post is part of a devotional series based on our 2019 Bible Reading Calendar. After the people of Judah spent 70 years in exile, they were allowed to return to their land with a charge to rebuild Jerusalem and the temple. One of the early leaders who went for this task was Ezra a… Continue reading What to look for in spiritual leaders

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Pray for Those in Authority

As we get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July, the birthday of our nation, let us remember the Bible's admonition to pray for our leaders. In 1 Timothy 2:1-2, Paul wrote: First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are… Continue reading Pray for Those in Authority

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The Greatest Leadership Quality

“Be very careful, therefore, to love the Lord your God.” – Joshua to Israel’s leaders, Joshua 23:11 Toward the end of the book bearing his name, Joshua, now “old and well advanced in years,” summoned the leaders of Israel together and gave them both a promise and a warning. The promise: Much of the land… Continue reading The Greatest Leadership Quality

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Judge Righteously (a daily proverb)

This is the last post in our January 2017 series looking at a verse or two from a different chapter of Proverbs each day. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. ~Proverbs 31:9 Often when we hear “Proverbs 31,” we think of the profile of an excellent wife /… Continue reading Judge Righteously (a daily proverb)

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A Righteous Rule (a daily proverb)

This devotional series examines a verse or two from a chapter of Proverbs each day of January 2017. When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan. ~Proverbs 29:2 Character matters. Whenever the Bible speaks to good leadership, whether in the home, at the church, or over the nation,… Continue reading A Righteous Rule (a daily proverb)

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The Joy of the City (a daily proverb)

This devotional series examines a verse or two from a chapter of Proverbs each day of January 2017. When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness. By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked… Continue reading The Joy of the City (a daily proverb)

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Sunday 01.08.17 (the church and her leadership)

This Sunday we'll start a 4-week series in the book of Titus called "The Church and..." This week, we'll take a look at Titus 1:1-16, "The Church and Her Leadership." Then on Sunday evening, we'll begin a new Bible study on the attributes of God, followed by our quarterly business meeting. We hope to see… Continue reading Sunday 01.08.17 (the church and her leadership)

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When Paul Opposed Peter (a meditation)

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. ~ Paul, Galatians 2:11 Paul’s letter to the churches of Galatia (a region in modern day Turkey which then included towns such as Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe) is perhaps the harshest that he wrote still preserved as scripture. He… Continue reading When Paul Opposed Peter (a meditation)

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Focused on the Word (a meditation on church leadership)

This was because Ezra had determined to study and obey the Law of the Lord and to teach those decrees and regulations to the people of Israel. ~ Ezra 7:10 Pick up a book on leadership, or pick up four dozen—there’s a lot of information and opinions out there about what makes a good leader.… Continue reading Focused on the Word (a meditation on church leadership)