We are called to be agents of reconciliation to a world that is dying to sin! We are to proclaim that people's lives matter. The world is a mess because most people do not know that God accepts us by His sacrifice for our sins! Because of His work, we are deeply loved and complete in Him, and we do not need to have acceptance by any other person or means to be fulfilled (Rom. 5:1; Col. 1:21-22; 2:13-15; Heb.13: 15-16; James 1:4; 1 John 4:9-11)!
Now that we know what God has lavished upon us, what do we do as a church leader to model that to those around us? If your church is stagnant, one of the main reasons is because you are not getting what His grace is about and it has become stale, like out-of-date milk. Pray, seek forgiveness, and get back to your call.
Christ is to be our prime focus--first, foremost, over anything or anyone else. If we are not leading our people to Christ and explaining Who He is and What He does, we are not pastoring, we are pestering. We are simply being prideful and promoting ourselves.
How are you communicating Grace and peace to your people? Are you authentic and humble? If you are not, you are doing church wrong. Our number one job is to always point to Jesus Christ as the Lord over all. If you want to receive God's Blessings, Spiritual and whatever he has for you, you must do these things as we Praise Christ. Paul sends his blessings and gives a reminder that our purpose and reality is what Christ did for us; He is our redemption that we did not earn or deserve.
Introduction to the 'Effective Leadership from Ephesians' series. A Look at some of the calls and precepts from the Paul's precepts in Ephesians applied to leading and managing a church.
Do you realize you are God's child and heir? Then, do you allow Him to guide you?
Are we willing to Follow Christ? If not, how will we become Fishers of Men? Jesus gives us a call to step out with Him in faith.
Matthew 28: 1- 20, Jesus is Risen! The word "disciple" literally means someone who pledges to be a "learner." Moreover, it is a commitment and a process.
Matthew 27: 1- 26, Jesus is handed over! Jesus was obedient! Jesus suffered on our behalf!
Matthew 26: 47- 75, Arrest and Betrayal: This passage continues the theme of missed opportunities.