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1
Apr

Servant Laddership

If you want a picture of servant leadership, I would venture this: Consider the ladder.  The modest, unassuming ladder is an ideal picture of the servant leader.  Call it “servant laddership.”

The ladder does not exist for its own purpose, but only for someone else to take advantage of whatever height and strength it may possess.  Neither does a servant pursue his own agenda.  He has no other vision for his life.  A true servant realizes his full potential only as he assists others in fulfilling their agenda.  A servant leader understands that if he helps others to reach their goals in life, they will invariably help him reach his.  Read more »

19
Mar

Preach the Word

“But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching.” Titus 1:3

It’s too long or too short, too loud or too soft, too deep or too light, too fast or too slow. Either the preacher jumps around like a jackrabbit or stands there like a tree trunk, sometimes a dead one at that. Either he massacres the English language or sounds like a walking thesaurus. As delicate and respectful as we try to be, we all have our take on preaching in general. Some preachers, we think, choke us with too much scripture, while others botch the one verse they do quote. Some tell too many stories, others too few. Some say amen after every sentence and others come across like slick professionals. But God never intended for preaching to be critiqued by human oratorical standards. Read more »