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I Timothy 2:11-15 — The leadership role (part 2)

We looked yesterday at Paul’s instructions that the women were not to teach or have authority over the men when the Christians were gathered in the church setting. I pointed out that I don’t think these were church or culture-specific … Continue reading

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I Timothy 2:8 — Manning up

No, this has nothing to do with Peyton or Eli or any football player for that matter. 🙂 It has everything to do with being a man. The man that God has called all Christian men to be. In verses … Continue reading

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I Thessalonians 5:12-15 — Because the Lord is coming

After talking about being ready for the Lord’s return, Paul gives us some instructions on how we as a church and as individual Christians are to live. And he starts with our relationships with each other. In talking about our … Continue reading

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II Corinthians 12:11-20 — Marks of a leader (part 2)

A couple of blogs ago, we looked at some of the marks of a leader.  In this passage, I think we can see more of what a true leader in the church looks like. One is that they do not … Continue reading

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II Corinthians 11:16-33 — The marks of a true leader

As Paul compares himself with the false apostles that had crept into the Corinthian church, I think we see the marks of a true Christian leader, what he does, and doesn’t do. A true leader shouldn’t have to boast.  That … Continue reading

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Matthew 23:1-12; Mark 12:38-40; Luke 20:45-47 — A wrong view of leadership

What is leadership?  What is leadership not? In a scathing criticism of the Pharisees and teachers of the law, Jesus gives us insight into what true leadership is about. He first warned the disciples and the crowds, The teachers of … Continue reading

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Proverbs 30:29-33 — To be a leader

What does it mean to be a leader?  I think that we can get some clues from this passage. Agur writes, There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing:  a lion, mighty … Continue reading

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Esther 10 — Working for the good of the people

The book of Esther finishes with a brief passage talking about Xerxes’ greatness and of Mordecai’s. What strikes me here is the last verse where it says,  Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Xerxes, preeminent among the … Continue reading

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Daniel 4 — The God who is sovereign

We now return to the book of Daniel, and close up the story of Nebuchadnezzar.  This is the famous story of how Nebuchadnezzar lost his sanity, acting basically like a cow for 7 years before finally acknowledging that God alone … Continue reading

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Isaiah 56:9-12 — Leaders?

All of us have known people that were bad leaders.  People who should never have been put in that position.  And unfortunately, Israel had their share of bad leaders as well. In this passage, God calls these leaders out, saying, … Continue reading

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