Articles | February 2016

  • Juggling

    Devotionals | February 05, 2016

    In contrast to Jesus’ purposeful movement through life, many of us live like jugglers who are trying to keep too many balls in the air. Being busy defines our days. We move between family, work, church, and community activities with scarcely time to breathe. In the mix, Sabbath and solitude often get lost. “Later,” we think, only to find that we have worn ourselves out with all our coming and going. What about you? Is your relationship with God the top priority in your life, or just one part of your life?

  • No Cause for Pride

    Devotionals | February 03, 2016

    All that we are and all that we have comes from God. From our innate character traits to personal strengths, skillsets, and resources, God is the giver and we are the recipients. The human tendency is to forget that we are not self-made, to edge God out, and to make ourselves the masters of our own existence. The start of leading like Jesus begins with acknowledging that we not our own.

  • Heart is the Hardest Part

    Blog | Owen Phelps | February 02, 2016

    The hardest part about leading like Jesus is getting one’s heart right. Indeed, it’s a daily and lifelong struggle.

    Leading Like Jesus teaches that to master servant leadership, we have to work on our heart, head, hands and habits. All are important:

  • The Gift of Correction

    Devotionals | February 01, 2016

    Correction doesn’t always feel like a gift. Given in the wrong attitude, it can shame and dishonor people. But when correction is given with concern for others and in pursuit of mutual goals, it helps us avoid errors, correct mistakes, and improve results and relationships. To put it into perspective, how many of us have benefited personally from God’s loving correction? He is direct yet compassionate, motivated by love, and always solution-oriented. How can we transfer those lessons into our leadership?

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