Category Archives: Qualifications for leadership

Are you a wise and discerning person?

When I began ministry many years ago, a scene out of the life of Solomon greatly influenced me and became my prayer. Continue reading

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Preparing new leaders for helping others

How can we protect new leaders from learning too much by trial and error?
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A word to Christian leaders and counselors

It would be impossible to adequately prepare young leaders for handling the many issues encountered in ministry today. Continue reading

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Two builders and a storm

As Jesus concluded his teaching – being the master teacher – He used a picture of two builders: One wise and one foolish. Continue reading

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Nine permanent spiritual gifts

The purpose of the permanent gifts is the building up of the body of Christ to the glory of God. The permanent gifts function on the foundation of the temporary gifts, which functioned until the close of the apostolic age. Continue reading

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Ask for whatever you want me to give you

One of our sons recently said to me, “Dad, you’re the wisest man I know.” I was humbled by these words of appreciation because I know how foolish I  can be at times. I just don’t think of myself in … Continue reading

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Answer the call with caution

Consider the balance between answering the call to live out our identity and shifting our motivation in doing it. Continue reading

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