The Investment Factor: Investing in the Jesus Brand

Introduction Back in the 1500s, people didn’t have a Bible they could read. The Catholic Church controlled the translating of Scripture and only offered it in Latin. But when Martin Luther rebelled against the abuses of the Church of his day he worked hard to make a translation available in German (the language of his people).Continue reading “The Investment Factor: Investing in the Jesus Brand”

Forgiveness: Where Do I Draw the Line?

Introduction Forgiveness is the one weapon Satan cannot defeat in the Church. And this week our lectionary text answers the question: “How often should I forgive somebody who offends me?” Or “When is enough enough?” I want to deal with this issue of how often we should forgive those who offend us. I want toContinue reading “Forgiveness: Where Do I Draw the Line?”

Confidence: The Key to Moving from Mediocre Leadership to Leadership Excellence!

“It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” ― Adlai E. Stevenson II Going somewhere that others fear going requires courage, confidence, commitment, and candor.  Leaders that do not have these four virtues find it difficult to lead people in unchartered waters.  Exceptional leaders who exhibit these four virtuesContinue reading “Confidence: The Key to Moving from Mediocre Leadership to Leadership Excellence!”

A Sure Sign of Maturity

“Brothers and sisters, I can’t consider myself a winner yet. This is what I do: I don’t look back, I lengthen my stride, and I run straight toward the goal to win the prize that God’s heavenly call offers in Christ Jesus. Whoever has a mature faith should think this way. And if you thinkContinue reading “A Sure Sign of Maturity”