If you have a vision at all, people you are leading will rarely see as far ahead or as clearly as you do. If you find someone like that, promote them.
If you thought you could earn salvation with better prayers, more church-going, good deeds, bible study, you’re doing everything Jesus died to set you free from.
People expect you to treat one child or staff member the same way you treated another.
But does that really work?
Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence;
rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge. (Proverbs 19:25)
You can’t fully follow Jesus unless you are willing to daily nail all self-interest to the cross.
I love being around crowds. I love cities and crowded restaurants. I love mingling with people after church on Sundays. But all of that exhausts me. Am I an introvert or extrovert? I’ve heard it said that the extrovert is energised by being around people where the introvert is energised by being alone. As much…
Money makes the world go round. But God’s people are not of this world. So where do we stand in the marketplace?
Any of us who have staff and volunteers would do well to discover this pattern.
Not only had Jesus removed the disciples’ staff, bag, bread and money; he wants to leave them with nothing but the shirts on their backs.
Money is God’s number 1 competitor for your attention.
Whether we have money or not in this part of our journey, God wants us to look to him for everything.
Bread is a staple part of most people’s diet. But Jesus, the bread of life, wants to be are mainstay.
A bag on a journey has two uses:
To take provisions and essential items
To carry things you acquire on the way
And Jesus tells us not to bring a bag on our mission to share his Kingdom.
For the disciples, letting go of the staff must have felt vulnerable. Like the difference between riding a bicycle and a unicycle.