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Practical Solutions for Loving and Leading


  (2 Timothy 2:15 AMP) We've been looking at what God says in His Word to overcome our own flesh and pride, the world and the enemy, to love and lead in line with His will and Covenant order. Let's now look at the practical and expected outcomes as we apply them in our lives, families, and in His Church. As families and churches focus on the following in obedience-based discipleship, these will become more prevalent in our lives, homes, and relationships and in His...
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Scriptural Solutions to Loving and Leading


(John 13:14-17) We’ve been looking at the obstacles in our flesh that make it difficult to love and lead as Christ did.  His Word gives us clear commands in His Covenant Order as to how we are to love and lead as His disciples in all loving relationships in our homes and churches and beyond for His Kingdom and Glory. I’m going to briefly share Scripture for training disciples, building Christ-like character and healthy loving relationships that honor marriage and family that reflect His Truth...
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The Marriage–>Family–>Church Leadership Connection


(1 Timothy 3:4-5) We continue to develop the issues from God's Word regarding relational servant-leadership in our homes and in Christ's Church, I want to share what I've experienced in my own life as well as what many others have shared with me. In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis has veteran tempter Screwtape reveal a little secret about human beings: we are incurably idealistic. “Do what you will,” he warns, “there is going to be some benevolence, as well as some malice, in your patient’s...
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Loving and Leading in The Home and Church


(1 Timothy 3:1-7) God’s Word clearly describes seven general qualifications for servant-leaders in Christ's Church outlined in the above Scripture focused on mature faith, personal character and Godly relationships: 1) The husband of one wife (v. 2). For most of church history this meant no polygamy or divorce.  Polygamy is still strongly rejected but many churches have chosen leaders who have been divorced and remarried.  While subject to interpretation, when we look at the strong teachings regarding marriage, family and relational servant-leadership in God’s Word,...
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God’s Order for Home and Church


(1 Timothy 3:4-5) As we continue with the Biblical foundation and application for relational servant-leadership, let's take a look at God's design for Christ's Church growing out of the loving relationships of family. Here are some quotes and Scriptures to "set the table" for us... “Strength of character may be acquired at work, but beauty of character is learned at home. There the affections are trained. There the gentle life reaches us, the true heaven life. In one word, the family circle is the supreme...
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