Jesus lifted up the downtrodden, the disenfranchised, and the left behind through His leadership. He often chose to educate, elevate, and guide those around Him. Christ as God has authority and therefore has His given right to power. He had expert power, character power, role power, and culture power.  Those who are power-less can be […]

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The Sad Story of Saul.  Often what we look for in a leader is not what God chooses in a leader.  Humans look at appearance, one who seeks human affirmation, one who seeks his own honor, one who follows his own plans. We can learn from Saul’s life. Rationalizing our sins blocks God’s work in […]

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Jonah: Called

When Jonah heard the call he ran. God disciplines him. He prays and gets a second chance. He obeys. And then he was angry.  Why would anyone want to study Jonah, to teach about Jonah, to pay attention to Jonah? He was a loser! Many pastors have become ‘shopkeepers’ and have left their true calling.  […]

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