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RESOURCES FOR PASTORS & LEADERS

Steer Your Church Away from Unconscious Pride

The only antidote to unconscious pride is conscious humility. Unconscious pride is my heart’s belief that it doesn’t really have need; that it has the resources, wisdom, and authority to move forward without further reference. Of course, unconscious pride is just as...

Which Way Are You Leading?

Which way are you leading? Toward revival? Toward the Great Commission? Toward multiplication? “Wait, Dan, you don’t understand the structure I’m under. I’m not really in charge—the chairman of the board is, or the lead deacon, or the personnel committee, or …” True,...

Love Means Removing Bitterness

“Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them” (Colossians 3:19). It is repeated enough in the Bible that we should get the picture: Our main task as husbands is to love our wives. Not to be confused about the nature of that love, Paul adds a...

The Path to True Greatness

Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors. (Isaiah...

From Fear to Faith in an Instant

I woke up in fear this morning. Many things ahead and much at stake at The Summit Church. As a leader, if you are going to worry, the places where the greatest FAITH is needed are always the places where the greatest FEAR is a possibility. And it was all over me this...

What to Do in a Cave

Have you ever been there? Enemies seem to be closing in. It looks like there is no way of escape. Things have happened that have trapped you, and it appears there is absolutely nothing you can do. Young David was being chased by King Saul. As you know, Saul and his...

Doing What You Can

One of the most beautiful moments of worship in Jesus’ short, earthly life occurred in the little town of Bethany. It challenges us to seize the moment to worship Him in utter abandonment, the best we can—to be reckless in our affection. Such worship is always noticed...

Did You See These This Morning?

When I was in Israel some weeks ago, we were standing on the Temple Mount. As you may know, where the temple stood there is now a Muslim mosque (the Dome of the Rock). The Temple Mount area is militarily controlled by the Israelis, but the “holy places” of the mount...

No Room

In the last year, we have seen multiple high-profile pastors suffer moral failure and step down from their churches. It seems that our Enemy is on the rampage. I can think of no greater description than Nehemiah’s of his city in his day: The walls are down and the...

Evaluating Great Preaching (John 7:14-18)

Every communicator of God’s Word, if he desires to grow, must evaluate himself by Christ’s earthly teaching, because it perfectly illustrates anointed preaching. A man who is merely interested in self-glory will never evaluate himself by such a standard. But every...