Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Of the things you give yourself to every day, are they moving or simply meeting? Are you making a measurable difference in your local community or simply taking up space? Are you organized around a mission or just another routine exercise? Will the world be better after your investment is finished?… Read the rest

Monday, August 24th, 2020

The Greek term translated church throughout the New Testament is ekklesia. What you may not know is that it was not a religious term. It could refer to any group of people called to gather for civic purposes. An ekklesia, then, is simply a gathering, or an assembly, of people called out for a specific purpose. What ekklesia do you gather with, and for what purpose?… Read the rest

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Beginning empty-handed and alone frightens the best of men. It also speaks volumes of just how sure they are that God is with them. Sometimes we spend a great deal of time waiting – thinking that when we have the right manpower and the right resources we will be ready to pull the trigger – yet all the while missing opportunities.… Read the rest

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “You must be the change you wish to see.” People will listen to your words, but will follow your life. A dream is not merely something you believe is possible, but something you invest your entire life in. You really cannot ask others to give to something you’re not willing to die for.… Read the rest

Sunday, August 16th, 2020

Nothing gets better unless you get better. Self-improvement and personal growth are the keys to effective leadership. Jesus invited us “to love our neighbor as ourselves” (Matthew 22:39). As we take care of ourselves, we automatically take care of others. So pride yourself on cultivating your own soil – and the harvest WILL follow.… Read the rest

Saturday, August 15th, 2020

Make tomorrow a little bit better than today. Too often we spend our time trying to make those quantum leaps, but true impact happens over time. So learn to take the small and simple steps toward improvement, for over time you will discover you’re a long way from where you began and won’t be as tired.… Read the rest

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Don’t sacrifice yourself for the possibility of becoming effective. Your effectiveness is yourself. God knew exactly who He needed to do what you are doing. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself. Jesus said that we will ultimately love our neighbor the way we love ourselves. If you’re not careful, you can win a battle, but lose the war.… Read the rest

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

The Old Testament covenant covered our sin so that we could enter His presence. That’s what we call being healthy. But the New Testament covenant removed our sin so He could enter our presence. That’s what we call being holy. Healthy things still die, my friends. Holy things live forever. Thank You, Jesus!… Read the rest