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Wise as Serpents, Gentle as Doves


(Matthew 10:16) We have been spending nearly a year in these posts looking at God's Covenant Order...His salvation and Lordship in our lives; our discipleship response; building every relationship on His Love & Lordship; honoring marriage as the highest of human relationships; family as the foundation of society and building block of Christ's Church; loving and relationally servant-leading our families and then Christ's Church...Now that we're serious about following His Word and making disciples who make disciples in His Covenant Order, He equips us to...
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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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