Servant Leadership (1 Corinthians 4)

1 Corinthians 4:1-21 (ESV)1  This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.2  Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.3  But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In…

Why Believe? Which religion is true?(John 3)

MOTIVATE Some have told a story about an elephant that relates to viewing religion. In the story, an elephant walked into a village where everyone was blind. The villagers were fascinated by the strange creature. Each villager felt a different part of the elephant’s body and began to describe it to the others. One touched…

Growing Godly Generations

Many of our churches have spent the last few weeks celebrating the birth of Christ, and likely reading the opening chapters of the Gospels. While we all love the nativity narratives and surrounding events, one item not to lose sight in Matthew and Luke are the long list of names. These Gospel writers offer genealogical…

Comfortable Churches

It has been said that a leader or pastor’s role is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Pastors have a challenging task to be present in people’s most difficult and darkest moments. Yet, like Jesus, every pastor I know counts it a treasure to serve people with tender compassion. In contrast, pastors also…