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December 1, 2015
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Do More Better

“The way to do a great deal is to keep on doing a little. The way to do nothing at all is to be continually resolving that you will do everything.” – Charles Spurgeon

Do More BetterWe have been given everything that pertains to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). Many Christians today want to make the Bible relevant when it is already relevant. The word of God has something to say about everything. Where the Bible doesn’t address things explicitly or directly, it addresses implicitly and in principle. Also, God has graciously given us the Holy Spirit, who opens up the eyes of our heart to illuminate the path that the word of God has provided to keep our feet from stumbling.

Most certainly then, the Bible speaks about productivity. As Mr. Spurgeon notes in the quote above, the Bible says much about how to be faithful with little so we can do a great deal of work in our life. The proverbs give us wisdom on how we should work. In the New Testament, Jesus calls us to faithful stewardship over what we have been given and Paul challenges us to be excellent in our work (Colossians 3:23-24).

God is the only being in the universe who has accomplished everything on his to-do list. Being made in the image of God, man is drawn to a productive life but struggles to be productive because of sin. It is because of this that productivity gurus such as Peter Drucker, David Allen, Stephen Covey, and Tim Ferriss have the massive audiences that they do – productivity is critical and we need help. Continue Reading →

October 1, 2015
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The Marks of Biblical Leadership

I am sure many people have had a good laugh as they’ve watched Donald Trump try and explain his foreign and economic policy. Even more so, if Trump were to win the Republican nomination, people would probably pay good money to see Trump bring on Kanye West as his vice president. On many points, whether on Jimmy Fallon or Jon Stewart, Trump has been mocked for his unorthodox campaign and qualifications – or lack thereof – for presidency. 
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However, the truth remains. Trump continues to lead the polls.

The frightening thing about that is not that Trump is winning, but that America may choose a leader without character. It is certain, America’s standard for leadership has declined. Unfortunately, the world’s essential marks for leadership have crept into the church of Jesus Christ. Too often, leaders are chosen not by biblical standards, but by their entrepreneurial, oratory skills, or even their great natural leadership abilities. This results in leaders functioning like CEO’s where they treat the church like a business and their members like consumers.
We must be faithful to God’s word and follow the design he has laid out for his church. Therefore, we must look to God’s marks of leadership for the highest office in the church: elders. Here are a few marks of what we should expect in leaders.

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