How to be a Virtuous Leader in the Church

"To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed (1 Peter 5:1)." Elders are men called by God to be overseers. They are known for their prayer life (1 Tim. 2:8), modeling Christ-like service (1 Pet. 5:2),... Continue Reading →

The Art of Humility

"All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble ." - 1 Peter 5:5 I can resonate with this verse. Almost a decade ago, I was a pastoral intern for a well known church in Louisville, Kentucky. The pastor invited me to a conference with... Continue Reading →

The Shelter of God’s Salvation

The Lord is my light and my salvation--whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life--of whom should I be afraid? -Psalms 27:1-2 We depend on a lot of things to get us through our daily lives. A couple of months ago, I was driving to a local college and hit a... Continue Reading →

Are you going to Heaven or Hell?

ABC news conducted a telephone survey in 2005 to over 1,000 adults. Of those who considered themselves "evangelical Protestants," 94% believed they were going to heaven. A separate study was conducted, and found that less than 4% of people believed they were going to Hell. Interestingly, these statistics are opposite of what the Bible teaches.... Continue Reading →

Bless And Love Your Enemies Like Jesus Did

"Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing (1 Peter 3:9-10)." Warren Wiersbe, an American Pastor, once said: "As Christians we can live on one of three levels. We can return evil for... Continue Reading →

Having a Unity of Mind for Spiritual Growth

"Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble (1 Peter 3:8)." When I was in college, I swam for the University of Indianapolis. Our opponents pejoratively called us the "international team" and accused us of recruiting illegal immigrants. I think they were jealous because our team, full of diversity,... Continue Reading →

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