Monthly Archive: September 2014

September 30-Be a Peacemaker Comments

Be a Peacemaker

Jesus spent much of His ministry tearing down barriers and building bridges. He did it through acts of love such as washing the feet of those who would fail and betray Him, eating with a tax collector everybody in town...

September 29-Don’t Act on Impulse Comments

Don’t Act on Impulse!

As twins go, Jacob and Esau were very different. But they quickly learned to negotiate. Have you ever struck a deal that favored you over your brother? For example, you offer him a candy bar in exchange for his expensive...

September 28-Simply Serving (5) Comments

Simply Serving (5)

In his book ‘The Pursuit of Excellence’, Ted Engstrom writes: ‘I was cleaning out a desk drawer when I found a flashlight I hadn’t used in over a year. I flipped the switch but wasn’t surprised when it gave no...

September 27-Simply Serving (4) Comments

Simply Serving (4)

Paul writes, ‘Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God?…If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ’ (Galatians 1:10 NIV). A true servant of God is content...

September 26-Simply Serving (3) Comments

Simply Serving (3)

In his book ‘Swim With the Sharks’, leadership expert Harvey Mackay writes about Philip Pillsbury of the famous Pillsbury milling family: ‘The tips of three of his fingers were missing…the unmistakable mark of a journeyman grain miller, albeit a somewhat...

September 25-Simply Serving (2) Comments

Simply Serving (2)

Pilate had an opportunity to acquit Jesus of any wrongdoing, but instead he called for a basin and washed his hands of the entire matter. His attitude was, ‘I’m not getting involved.’ And a lot of people have that same...

September 24-Simply Serving (1) Comments

Simply Serving (1)

Bill Wilson builds Sunday schools in some of New York City’s worst areas. He has been stabbed and shot, and had team members killed. A Puerto Rican lady who could barely speak English said to him one day, ‘I want...

September 23-dealing with church conflict Comments

Dealing with Church Conflict

Dr Gary Fenton says church conflict is a lot like championship wrestling—not nearly as painful as it looks! As you learn to become a leader of the church, there are a few things you need to differentiate from one another:...

September 22-walk in forgiveness Comments

Walk in Forgiveness

The German philosopher Schopenhauer compared the human race to porcupines huddled together on a winter night: ‘The colder it gets outside, the more we huddle together for warmth. But the closer we get…the more we hurt one another with our...

September 21-Pray about it Comments

Pray About It

The Bible says: ‘The Lord answered [Isaac’s] prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to ask the Lord. The Lord said...