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Jesus Was the First Sherpa Leader

Pastors and leaders guided by the relationship principles Jesus taught His own disciples often think of themselves as shepherds. The biblical Greek word for shepherd translates into Latin as pastor.  Knowing more about Sherpas may help you as a shepherd or pastor since you both have limited flocks and unlimited commitment. “Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and

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Coronavirus – An Opportunity for Christians

Coronavirus didn’t interrupt our usual pursuits, it threw a rod. Normal exploded, and like Humpty Dumpty, cannot be put back together the same way. Many applicable “R” words (i.e: refine, reformat) apply to this season of change. This post lists twenty R-words with brief notes. COVID-19 offers a powerful opportunity to reflect, revise, and revive. Economies, industries, families, and nations

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Preach the Gospel by Example – Lessons from Horses

Sharing the gospel has much in common with both teaching and leadership because the most effective way to share your knowledge and experience with others is to use both show and tell. Are you looking for a new way to share the gospel? Consider using horses. Merely talking about Jesus doesn’t always enhance understanding or relationship. The best opportunity to preach the gospel

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Fearful People – Trading Freedom for Security

Fear is the most powerful human motivator. Nothing gets your attention quicker than an icy drip of sweat down the spine. It’s normal to hold tension in your body, lose your good humor, and dwell on dark worrisome thoughts when confronted with things you don’t understand. Coronavirus is the latest crisis tempting people to exchange freedom for security. Given voice,

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End Time Witness – What’s Your Message

This old world is rapidly aging as viruses, fires, floods, droughts, earthquakes, and storms ravage every continent. The clock of human history quickly runs down as nations, economies, and religions are either at war with one another or ready to implode upon themselves. In the midst, you must have some message; what is it? Whether you’re a parent, pastor, teacher,

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Playing Chicken With God – Presumption and Repentance

Emo Philips once quipped: “When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn’t work that way, so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.” In his book, Living the Lord’s Prayer, author David Timms writes, “we might smile at his rationalization, but many of us

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The Benefits of Being A Woman of A Certain Age

I’ve reached that “certain age.” One lesson I’ve learned from horses, losing parents, and developing physical restrictions myself, is the glorious freedom that comes with real limitations we’re wise enough to accept and laugh about. Ladies, there are benefits to aging! Genuine bonuses for achieving a certain age yourself and benefits to riding mature older horses. If you have an

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Preaching Without Words

Everyone preaches the gospel that lives in their hearts. If your heart sings in the key of grace, your words and actions ring with kindness, mercy, benevolence, and forgiveness. When preaching anything, the loudest testimony is behavior, not sophisticated vocabulary or passionate debate. Hearts wrapped in the guidance and grace of the Holy Spirit preach Jesus. The tone of one’s

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