Lead by example…

...nothing is more convincing.

We’ve established that when we lead best, we do so following Jesus. If Jesus teaches us about how to lead, He did it by showing others what it all meant. Expect people to listen to your leading? Listen to them. Expecting people to be motivated to excellence? Show what motivates you. Expecting people to be […]

Lead from the heart of God…

...you must know Him.

In the corporate context, the expectation to know God’s heart to be a leader will not be valued by all. I understand that. Many military leaders too wouldn’t be quick to add that qualifier to their list of leader priorities either. That is, unless they knew what I know. God’s heart is at the center […]

The Leader

... my conclusion, choice, and recommendation.

Jesus is absolutely the leader to follow. Unequivocally, He is the best not just in the past, but today as well. Your future is assured as you follow Him. He leads today from the recorded text of the Bible. His words, lifestyle, commitment, passion and integrity show us the way to take. He is “the […]

Leading or leadership

...there is a difference.

Having just searched leadership on Google, I received 529,000,000 results in 0.29 seconds. Good for Google. In 0.35 seconds, Google found  6,020,000,000 results on leading. Looks like interest in leading wins over leadership. It does for me, too. Leadership makes a label of leading. Peter Drucker famously stated that “management is doing things right; leadership is doing […]

Zeal…

...ready in action.

In this the last installment of my A-Z through the Bible, we conclude with a great word that describes my heart. I have a zeal for the Lord that nothing will extinguish. It’s because of Jesus… Titus 2:14 ESV “Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself […]

Youth…

...listen to them.

If you’re not a youth, you were once. (Children don’t usually read this blog.) Many of us have influence on the youth. So read this carefully: 1 Timothy 4:12 ESV “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” There […]

XRISTOS…

...the Son of the Living God.

XRISTOS is Greek for Christ, the Messiah Jesus. Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. The term Christ is more of His title or descriptor than His name as we see in Peter’s revelation: Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and […]

Worship…

...without ceasing.

Psalm 95:6 ESV “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!” This is a calling for all to worship the Lord. Didn’t think you had a calling on your life? You do now. John 4:24 ESV “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in […]

Victory…

...more than a battle cry.

Deuteronomy 20:4 ESV “For the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.’” This first verse is powerful and helpful. Can we doubt God’s veracity? Not me. In context, it goes like this: Deuteronomy 20:1-4 ESV “When you go out to war […]

Unity…

...is the witness.

Here we are confronted with a beautiful Divine expectation for believers and followers of Jesus. In a loving relationship with God, we are to love each other. This ‘agape‘ love is beyond the poets and songwriters of our day. This deep caring for each other is marked by respect, confidence, forgiveness, understanding, accountability and hope […]