On Abandonment | Discipleship Quote #21

On Abandonment | Discipleship Quote #21

“If the empress wants to banish me, let her do so; the earth is the Lord’s.  If she wants to have me sawn asunder, I will have Isaiah for an example.  If she wants me to be drowned in the ocean, I think of Jonah.  If I am to be thrown in the fire, the three men in the furnace suffered the same.  If cast before wild beasts, I remember Daniel in the lion’s den.  If she wants me to be stoned, I…

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Worldly Distraction | Discipleship Quote #84

Worldly Distraction | Discipleship Quote #84

A good friend of mine sent me this quote today. Timeless content.

“When I look back on my life nowadays, which I sometimes do, what strikes me most forcibly about it is that what seemed at the time most significant and seductive, seems now most futile and absurd. For instance, success in all of its various guises; being known and being praised; ostensible pleasures, like acquiring money or…

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Leadership Lessons of Nehemiah

Leadership Lessons of Nehemiah

This is a repost originally published by Josh Patterson from the Village Church in a Verge Network article on July 8, 2014, Four Leadership Lessons from Nehemiah

Leadership tends to define itself better in person than on a page. In recent decades leadership has vaulted to the forefront of organizational discussion, classroom research and publishing houses across the world. Books on the topic…

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Mark Driscoll’s Final Words

Mark Driscoll’s Final Words

We are praying for you Mark Driscoll as you take a break from the hard work of ministry. Here are Mark’s final words as shared from the stage this last weekend as they appear in an article posted by Christianity Today. This article includes his eight step plan for reconciliation.

As I look forward to the future—and I do look forward to it—I believe the Lord has shown me I am to do two things with…

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The Narrow Door | Sermon

The Narrow Door | Sermon

Jesus responded to a spectacular question in Luke 12:23, “Are only a few going to be saved?” The only issue with Jesus’ response is that he never really answers the man’s question. But he does unfold an incredible story where he discloses another secret of the kingdom. Discover in the message today the mystery of the “narrow door” and the real question that Jesus answers.


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Leading Forward With Vision

Leading Forward With Vision

One of the leaders key tasks is to simply lead forward and help others push for success.  Even though life is busy we have to almost fight the want to work only on the urgent, when we can, to work on the most important work of any leader — the future.  Just about everyone at some point becomes so consumed with the immediate that we have to fight for what is key for leading our people, team, and…

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