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RESOURCES FOR PASTORS & LEADERS

The Subtle Balance in Leadership

All the people were quarreling throughout all the tribes of Israel.... Thus [David] turned the hearts of all the men of Judah as one man (2 Samuel 19:9, 14 NASB). There is a price to leadership. Leaders cannot just do “whatever they want,” because others are...

The Courage of Faith

Then it happened when the Philistine rose and came and drew near to meet David, that David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine (1 Samuel 17:48 NASB). David is a stunning example of true faith. While the rest of Israel’s army was cowering at the...

Self-Awareness

Who are you? This is one of the most important questions in the world. For most, I don’t think it can be settled early. It often takes years to become genuinely self-aware, to know who you really are. John the Baptist knew. When asked by others, “Who are you?” and...

The Snare of Spiritual Success

God led the Israelites to a great victory through a man named Gideon. It was done in such a way, by God’s direction, that no man could take the credit. Only God could be worshiped as He led Gideon to pare down his army from 33,000 men to 300 and win a victory against...

Praying for Faith Through the Sifting

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22 NASB). It had been revealed to Jesus that one of His...

Following FULLY

Caleb is one of the heroes of biblical history. He is not mentioned much, but what we know of him challenges us to live fully surrendered to God. The secret of his life and influence is wrapped up in one phrase, repeated three times in Joshua 14: “Nevertheless, my...

The Necessity of Secluded Prayer

When evening came, after the sun had set, they began bringing to Him all who were ill and those who were demon-possessed. And the whole city had gathered at the door. And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He was not...

God-Initiated Counsel

Are there things you really need to know to take the next step that you simply don’t know? One of the great secrets of a God-led life is to be a man or woman who is willing to give—and receive—godly counsel. But where does this come from? How does it occur? When...

Patience in the Journey

It starts early. Every dad knows he’s going to start getting the question from his kids as soon as they have cognitive thought. “Are we there yet?” That longing to get to a destination is in all of us, and it never seems to go away. It was true of the Israelites who...

Are You Tired?

This is not an advertisement from a slick company. But it is a promise from the only One who is always faithful: “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and...