Biblical truth standing on its spiritual head to get our eternal attention.

Judges 5:2 – Leadership and Volunteers

| October 12, 2009

“That the leaders led in Israel, That the people volunteered, Bless the Lord! (Judges 5:2).  Spiritual-life is that simple, and yet that complicated.  And in reality, all of life is that simple, and yet that complicated.  I would like to say that generally, we are the only ones who make our lives simple or complicated.  […]

Hebrews 13:17 – Obey Your Leaders

| October 5, 2009

Obey your leaders, and submit to them; for they keep watch over your souls, as those who will give an account.  Let them do this with joy and not with grief for this would be unprofitable for you. (Hebrews 13:17) To whom is this command directed?  It is directed to the church concerning their relationship […]

Acts 20:35 – Leadership Paradoxes

| September 22, 2009

In commenting on difficult times, William McCumber, in an editorial entitled “Leadership Paradoxes” has listed ten conclusions about people in general.  He found the letter in a newspaper article about Howard Ferguson, a wrestling coach, who initially formulated the list: People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.  Love them anyway.

1 Peter 5:1-4 – Do Elders Have Authority?

| September 20, 2009

Sometimes the very texts used to discredit and disavow certain beliefs and practices, upon further examination, prove the exact opposite. For example, many deny the necessity of baptism and cite 1 Corinthians 1:17 as proof.  Further contextual review reveals the whole passage as actually very pro-baptism.  That is why Paul uses baptism as such a […]