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I hate being so weak!

Posted by Ron on January 24, 2018 in Blog , Christianity , Church Leadership , churches , Theology
I hate being so weak!

I hate being so weak!  It’s the exact opposite of everything I want to be.  I want to always be strong, confident, and yes, I’d love to be better looking; however, the fact is, I’m weak and at every turn, desperately needing Jesus.  Though everything in our culture looks down on the weak and powerless, people who are unimpressive, the truth is we’re all much, much weaker than we may realize.  The funny thing is that we’re all in the weakness boat: we are all too weak to save ourselves or even hope to make the Christian life work for us at all! read more »

Supporting your church, even when you are gone

Posted by Ron on January 11, 2016 in Blog , Christianity , churches , financial

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Do you financially support your church, even when you are not there to attend a service?  Surprisingly, many people don’t, nor do they make up for it after the fact! So why is this such a big deal?

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Does the choice of a church name matter?

Posted by Ron on March 1, 2014 in Blog , Christianity , Church Leadership , churches

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The choice of a church name matters only in so far as we believe Colossians 1:18b, “…that in everything he [Jesus Christ] might be preeminent.”  In the Bible, the various names of God are a revelation of His essential nature and character.  Each name reveals what God is to the core and always corresponds perfectly with His actions.  read more »

Has a leader said no to you?

Posted by Ron on May 17, 2012 in Blog , Christianity , Church Leadership , churches

Has a leader said no to you?  How do you react when a leader says no? Face it, most of us don’t take no to our ideas or agendas very well.  Our gut-level response to leaders telling us no is to feel slighted and rejected.  In other words, we tend to take no personally—way too personally!  Because we take it personally, the response is a mix of defensiveness, anger, offense, and even oppositional behavior—usually through some form of passive-resistance to leadership. read more »