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Preaching by Example

24 Sep

“A good example is worth a thousand sermons.” – Abraham Lincoln “Hypocrites!” (Luke 12:56) Abraham Lincoln once said “There is only one way to train up a child in the way he should go and that is to model it yourself. A good example is worth a thousand sermons.” Lincoln practiced what he preached. On […]

Teaching Like Socrates

22 Sep

The size of the question determines the size of the result. He (Jesus) said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15) Jesus was a master at asking life-changing questions. Asking one profound question can radically alter someone’s life! My father is one of the best listeners and teachers I have […]

The Law of the Inner Circle

17 Aug

The Law of the Inner Circle: A leader’s potential is determined by those closest to him. Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety. (Proverbs 11:14) The middle seven laws of the “21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” are: #8) The Law of Intuition: Leaders evaluate everything […]

The Law of Solid Ground

16 Aug

The Law of Solid Ground: Trust is the foundation of leadership! “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did […]

The Law of the Lid

15 Aug

Leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness! “And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent.” (Exodus 33:8, NIV) Leadership ability is always the lid on an individual, family, or organization. If the leadership is strong, […]

Leaders are Developed

05 Aug

Leaders aren’t born – they are developed! For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6) Where do most people go to learn leadership? They search in many places including books, conferences, friends, etc. But the truth is that the best source of leadership teaching today is the same […]

How to Listen to God

26 Jul

Hear with your heart! My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27) Charles Stanley is one of my favorite preachers and teachers. He pastors a large church in Atlanta and founded In Touch Ministries and the Charles Stanley Institute for Christian Living. I appreciate Dr. Stanley’s humility and […]