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Should We Talk To Kids About Sin?

There is much debate today over what is a sin and what is not. The bottom line is that sin is disobeying God. Sin isn’t always doing something bad. The Bible says, “To him that knows to do good, but doesn’t do it, it is sin.” Anytime that you know you should do something and […]

Tough Love

There was something different about the way that Jesus loved people. It was a tough kind of love. Jesus was aware of people’s sin and yet He loved people at the same time.  He ate with thieves and the prostitutes, and they wanted to be around Him. Jesus conveyed truth and love at the same […]

Have You Ever Been Corrected By Your Leader?

“People who accept discipline are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore correction will go astray.” – Proverbs 10:17 NLT Whoever learns from correction is wise. Nobody likes to be corrected. We like the affirmation that comes when people like what we do. We like to hear words like “good job” or “I’m proud of you.” We […]

Commitment: Four random thoughts about commitment

To be a good leader you must be committed. People will not follow uncommitted leaders. If you want to be the leader, you need to be more committed than the people who are following you. Leadership is not about the leader, it’s about being committed to a cause. Jesus asked for commitment from His disciples. Jesus charged […]

The Rule of Five

I love John Maxwell’s book, “Put Your Dream To The Test.” It is the most practical book I have read about dreams. It is the kind of book that can set you on a course for your life. One of the practical steps that John talks about is practicing the rule of five. The rule of five is […]

Trash Can Basketball – Interactive Object Lesson

What You’ll Learn: If you want to be a leader, you must know where you are going. What You Need: Ten pieces of paper the same size Trash can Table Masking tape 4 Contestants 1 prize for winner Preparation: Wad up 10 pieces of paper into “paper balls.” Place the trash can on the table in the […]