Accusation 03: The Kinds of Accusations

What are the different ways in which the devil uses people to accuse you.  Some are blindingly obvious – like a direct allegation, others are a lot more subtle and you may not even realize that they are an accusation. Here are seven ways in which the devil manipulates people to accuse you: A DirectContinue reading “Accusation 03: The Kinds of Accusations”

Accusation 01: Why the devil accuses

The devil is called the accuser of the brethren.  That sums him up perfectly, always accusing.  And if he can’t do it directly, he will inspire other people to accuse you.  I have been accused with the best of them, but recently I have been asking this question: why does the devil accuse?  Why doContinue reading “Accusation 01: Why the devil accuses”

The Power-Destroying Danger of Familiarity

There is only one place where we find Jesus cannot do miracles, and that is his home town.  Why?  Because the people were over familiar with him – they saw him as the carpenter’s boy, not as the son of God. One of the things that will outright stop the flow of the power ofContinue reading “The Power-Destroying Danger of Familiarity”

What I Would Do If I Was an Assistant Pastor

I have been a youth pastor, an associate pastor and an assistant pastor, I have been a youth leader, Sunday School Director, usher, Sunday School teacher – I have done every volunteer and paid position in the church. Now I am the head of a network of five churches and have some great lead pastorsContinue reading “What I Would Do If I Was an Assistant Pastor”

The Power of a Landmark (part 2 – Landmark Seasons)

Last week, we discussed landmark people and that some people who have been in your life and lifted it should never be forgotten. Another thing that must not be forgotten is landmark seasons in your life.  All throughout Scripture, God has insisted His people remember certain events: Three times a year you shall celebrate a feastContinue reading “The Power of a Landmark (part 2 – Landmark Seasons)”

The Power of a Landmark (Part 1 – What Are You On About?)

Remove not the ancient landmark, which Thy fathers have set – Proverbs 22.28 In your life you will have landmarks.  You will have already encountered some, and will no doubt encounter more.  All leaders, to be good leaders, need to recognize and highlight landmarks in their journey and in the journey of others. One ofContinue reading “The Power of a Landmark (Part 1 – What Are You On About?)”

There Are 50 Ways to Leave Your Church (part 2 Don’t Leave Offended)

In our first post in this series (which can be found here), I shared about good and bad reasons to leave a local church.  In that post, I quoted the pastor’s pastor, Bob Yandian, as saying most people leave churches offended.  From my own experience and discussions with many other church leaders that is mostContinue reading “There Are 50 Ways to Leave Your Church (part 2 Don’t Leave Offended)”