Some people are acquaintances. Some are life changers. We can learn from Jesus how to become life changers.
What is your attitude about serving people? Do you enjoy making people's lives better at the expense of your own time and energy?
In 1 Kings, King Rebohoam took bad advice, which later costs him the entire nation when they refused follow him. Fear of failure is one of many reasons why young people don't go into spiritual leadership.
Though terms like "leader" or "elder" have certain connotations in a church setting, what God really intended was for everyone to be involved in leading and helping the church grow.
When any organization, especially a church, lacks vision for the future, the group is going to go into decline. But how do you know if your church is going into decline? Before any church goes financially bankrupt it will first go spiritually, socially, and emotionally bankrupt.
For all of us who face the limits of yesterday’s memories, we can learn from Nehemiah’s example and renew our dedication to God by practicing “Radical Forgetfulness.”
What Stephen Curry teaches us about change is we must first Reset, second Refocus, and third Rebuild. This process is essential for getting unstuck.
Jesus and anyone who chooses to live like him will be controversial, and that isn’t a negative thing. Unless we decide to live in a society where everyone believes and thinks the same thing controversies will abound.