Sunday, November 12, 2017

9 Lessons For Self-Absorbed Leaders

Bryce Petty’s Twitter profile says, “Jesus won so we could lose, Jesus succeeded so we could fail 1 Peter 5:6-7”  Bryce is a Christian.  He is a leader.  Many people know him as one of the most successful quarterbacks in Baylor’s history and the current back-up for the New York Jets.  But the 22-second video shown above tells you all you need to know about this man and his leadership.
The following are 9 Lessons for Self-Absorbed Leaders I gleaned from the video above:
  1. As the text says, “its bigger than you”.  Leadership is never about you.
  2. Leadership is always temporary.  Be a wonderful steward of your influence while you have it.
  3. Those who arrive early get the greatest blessings.  Fans who arrived late did not get to play catch with a NFL quarterback.
  4. Great leaders build bridges and connect with others.
  5. Great leaders prioritize the next generation and invest in them.
  6. Great leaders create positive memories for others.
  7. Great leaders build margin into their lives to impact others.
  8. Leaders have a limited amount of time.  Use it impact the lives of others.
  9. Great leaders are generous.  Leaders will always be remembered by what they gave away, not what they accumulated.
Thank you Bryce for making time for those attending Thursday evening’s game.  May God continue to bless all your efforts.
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23 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Nick Saban, James Franklin, Mark Richt And Others

The world of sports provides leaders some of their greatest leadership insights.  Sports requires teamwork, preparation, coaching, effort, people skills, overcoming adversity, continual improvement and dealing with winning and losing.  Most importantly, sports provides immediate feedback and measurable results.  Sports is not subjective.  Someone either wins and loses.
23 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Nick Saban, James Franklin, Mark Richt And Other of college football’s top coaches.  Their thoughts will make you a better leader.
ESPN College Gameday – October 14th
  • Great Leaders Always Have A Message For Others And Creatively Get It To Them – “I always have a message.  And I want to get the message to our fans and I want to get our message to our players.” – when talking to the media
  • Great Leaders Make Mistakes Too – “Sometimes things come out that I wish didn’t.” – in press conferences
  • Great Leaders Have Great Respect Their Opponents – “You’ve got to give the other team credit.  You’ve got to respect your opponent and you’ve got to play to a high standard all the time.  That’s the challenge.”
  • Great Leaders Are Always Fighting Against The Human Condition – “It’s not the human condition to be that way.  The human condition for everyone is to survive…It wasn’t to be the best you could be.  It wasn’t to win the championship.  That’s special.”
  • The Challenge For Great Leaders Is To Get Others To Be Continually Great – “To get a group of people to be special all the time, in every situation…it’s a real challenge and that’s why people get beat in the Top 10 every week.”

  • Great Leaders Must Properly Evaluate Reality – “We’re not at the point where we can just line up and impose our will on people.” – Miami (FL) head coach Mark Right
  • Great Leaders Help Others Develop A Winning Mindset – “We’re excited about winning.  We’re trying to establishing that mindset and doing the things it takes to win.” – Coach Richt
  • The Road To Positive Results Runs Through Adversity – “A lot of positive things are happening through the adversity we’ve been able to overcome to this point.” – Coach Richt
  • Great Leaders Are Refreshing – “How refreshing is Mark Richt at Miami as head coach?  That was wisdom right there, perspective.” – Kirk Herbstreit
  • Great Leaders Focus On The Present While Also Looking Into The Future – “Our goal is to be 1-0 this week.” – Penn State head coach James Franklin
  • The Road To Success Run Through Continual Improvement – “To be in improvement.  That’s constantly what we’re looking for.  Improvement will lead to success (which) will lead to championships.” – Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh
  • Great Leaders Know There Is Always Something To Improve – “There’s still more out there to improve.” – Coach Harbaugh
  • Great Leaders Do Not Want Or Need Someone Else’s Players – “We got the guys we need.  Our respect, our support, our love, our brotherhood here is not changed by a score.” – Coach Harbaugh
CBS Sports October 14th
  • Great Leaders Value Great Consistency – “I think consistency in performance is the key to success.” – Coach Saban
  • Great Leaders Have Great Intelligence – “He’s about as intelligent a person as I’ve ever been around.” – Coach Saban on Mark Zuckerberg
ESPN College Gameday Octobert 28th
  • The Ability To Execute Is The Differentiator Between Two Equally-Talented Opposing Teams – “They (Ohio State) got talent.  We got talent.  They got speed.  We got speed.  They have good schemes.  We got good schemes.  So it’s going to come down to mental and physical toughness. It’s going to come down to who wants it more and execute. – Coach Franklin
  • Great Leaders Fight Complacency – “Every single team in this league is a challenge.  If you don’t bring your A game, you’ll get beat.” – Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney
  • Great Leaders Expect Great Success – “Let’s act like we’ve been there before so we can get back to where we want to be.” – Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly
  • Great Leaders Embrace The Grind Of Preparation And Hard Work – “I’ve got to continue to embrace something’s that really hard and that’s the grind, the preparation, the hard work week-in and week-out.” – Coach Kelly
  • Great Leaders Understand Great Expectations Are Placed Upon Them – “Notre Dame is not better than any other institution but you’re shopping down a different aisle.” – Coach Kelly
FOX PreGame Show October 28th
  • Great Leaders Take Great Pride In Who They Are – “We’re a hardworking team that takes great pride in who we are.  We’re a tough football team playing at a high level (who is) playing a very good team.  Once a foot hits the ball it’s about execution.” – Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer
  • Great Leaders Know Everything Is About Relationships – “Our overall organizational philosophy is everything’s about relationships.  If these player’s know how much we care about them and how much we love them, we have their trust.  Then you can be really demanding of people.  But if you’re going to coach them hard, you’ve got to love them hard as well and that’s what we do.” – Coach Franklin
  • Great Leaders Do Not Focus On Yesterday’s Success – “Last year’s last year.  We’re worried about this season and this game today.” – Coach Franklin
What is one thing you learned from this list which will make you a better leader?
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Saturday, August 5, 2017



Selamat datang di pelatihan kami bagi para pemimpin masa depan gereja abad ke-21 dan para pemimpin misi. Ini adalah pelatihan tanpa tembok, tanpa batas, tanpa biaya dan bebas dari batasan-batasan politik, agama, ras, jenis kelamin maupun denominasi. Kami berharap bahwa pelajaran-pelajaran ini akan mengilhami dan memberkati ribuan orang yang hatinya sedang berkobar-kobar dalam kasih mula-mula kepada Yesus.
Fakta bahwa Anda segera mengikuti pelatihan ini sudah menunjukkan bahwa Anda sangat rindu untuk mengenal Tuhan dengan lebih baik, dan bahwa dalam hati Anda, Anda ingin melihat orang-orang dalam keluarga Anda dan bangsa Anda, dan bahkan juga mereka yang belum terjangkau, juga orang-orang miskin di dunia ini, diubahkan ke dalam kehidupan
sebagai seorang murid, yang kudus dan tinggal dalam kasih dan pemeliharaan Allah di dalam iman kepada Yesus Kristus.
Pelatihan ini akan membantu Anda mewujudkan hal di atas. Ini adalah Pelajaran Pertama, sangat sederhana dan merupakan perkenalan. Pelajaran-pelajaran selanjutnya lebih lengkap, dan berisikan hal-hal yang baik untuk dipelajari dan dipraktikkan. Secara pribadi saya dan rekan-rekan pelayanan telah melakukan semuanya, dan mengajarkannya di kelas, memberikannya kepada ribuan orang, dan sekarang pelajaran-pelajaran ini menjadi milik Anda. Saya berdoa agar Anda mendapatkan berkat yang sama, tertantang dan dibawa kepada Tuhan dan jalan-jalan-Nya sebagaimana yang pernah dan terus saya alami.
Pelatihan atau Sekolah Alkitab ini tidak menawarkan gelar teologia tetapi melatih umat Tuhan secara praktis menjadi seorang murid Kristus yang dapat menghidupi kebenaran, mengabarkan Kabar Baik terhadap sesama, memuridkan, memulai pelatihan serupa ini maupun merintis atau menanam gereja.

Pastor. Dave Broos

The Eagles Nest Ministries

Eagles Nest Discipleship Courses bekerjasama dengan DCI dan United Christian Faith Ministries

Bagaimana Mengikuti Eagles Nest  Discipleship Courses dengan Sukses?

1. Pertama-tama kami akan memberikan Anda garis besar tentang apa yang telah kami pelajari selama bertahun-tahun. Dengan pertolongan Roh Kudus, Alkitab, doa kami dan pikiran yang terbuka, kami percaya bahwa Anda akan dapat menangkap seluruh pelajaran.
Pelatihan ini terdiri dari berbagai tema yang saling berkaitan secara berurut, yang pasti penting dan bermanfaat bagi gereja-gereja, terutama di negara-negara berkembang:
- Penginjilan
- Misi
- Pemuridan tingkat dasar untuk orang percaya baru
- Pemuridan tingkat lanjut
- Panggilan Allah
- Mempercayai Allah dalam hal keuangan
- Pelatihan kepemimpinan
- Pembangunan gereja
- Datanglah kerajaan-Mu
- Kehidupan doa sebagai gaya hidup & nafas kehidupan
- Menjadi alat Tuhan di dalam masyarakat
- Menjadi umat yang profetis

2. Kedua, kami ingin agar Anda menyampaikan kepada orang lain, semua yang telah Anda pelajari dari pelatihan ini, supaya Firman Allah tersebar luas. Kami akan menunjukkan kepada Anda cara melakukannya tanpa mengeluarkan banyak uang, karena kita semua tahu betapa sulit mendapatkannya. Sekolah yang kami maksud, tidak harus berupa gedung khusus dengan staf pengajar yang profesional. Para murid kami dapat berkumpul di
gedung gereja, rumah, toko, dan bahkan di bawah pohon di udara terbuka. Yang Anda perlukan hanya satu kelompok dengan orang-orang yang siap, Alkitab, bahan-bahan ini dan kehadiran Allah di tengah-tengah Anda. Kami akan membantu Anda dari awal sampai akhir.
Akhirnya, kami sangat berharap agar mereka yang sudah belajar dari Anda dapat pergi mengajarkan kepada orang lain, dengan menggunakan catatan-catatan yang sama, dan cara-cara sederhana dalam menyampaikan Firman Allah.

Bagaimana pelatihan ini dapat berjalan dengan maksimal?

Pelatihan ini akan berjalan dengan maksimal manakala sang pemimpin mengikuti pendekatan efektif yang sama seperti diterapkan Yesus kepada para murid-Nya, dan juga seperti yang dilakukan Paulus terhadap Timotius.
Apa yang telah engkau dengar dari aku di depan banyak saksi, percayakanlah itu kepada orang-orang yang dapat dipercayai, yang juga cakap mengajar orang lain. (2 Timotius 2:2)
Kami berharap Anda dapat menangkap firman ini sejak awal. Di tahun 2001 pendekatan ini sangat dikenal di antara gereja-gereja yang bertumbuh pesat di seluruh dunia dengan nama G12, yaitu suatu pengembangan dari prinsip gereja sel yang diajarkan oleh Pastor Yonggi
Cho dari Korea, dan sekarang dijalankan dengan sangat berhasil oleh Pastor Cesar Castellanos dari Bogota, Kolombia, yang melihat jemaat yang dipimpinnya bertumbuh dari 8 menjadi 120.000 orang dalam kurun waktu 10 tahun. Dia berkata, Saya mulai melihat pelayanan Yesus dengan jelas. Banyak orang mengikuti-Nya, tetapi Ia tidak melatih mereka. Ia hanya melatih 12 orang, dan apapun yang Ia lakukan di tengah-tengah banyak orang
adalah dalam rangka mengajar 12 murid-Nya itu. Kemudian Tuhan bertanya kepada saya pertanyaan yang lain. Jika Yesus melatih 12 orang, apakah Anda harus memenangkan lebih dari 12 atau kurang dari 12? Yesus memilih 12 orang untuk menjangkau banyak orang. Ia tetap bersama 12 orang ini, sampai mereka dilatih dengan baik, dan Ia melepaskan mereka, memberikan mereka otoritas dan memampukan mereka untuk memuridkan bangsa-bangsa.
Gembala, pemimpin, murid hal terbaik yang harus dilakukan adalah mencari 12 orang itu untuk Anda ajarkan pelatihan ini. Firman Allah dan Roh Kudus akan menyatukan iman dan komitmen setiap orang, dan mentransferkan karakter Kristus di dalam kelompok Anda melalui pemuridan ini, sebelum Anda melepas mereka yang siap untuk memenangkan 12 orang lagi, sementara Anda tetap dalam persekutuan dengan mereka sebagai kelompok Anda yang tetap.

Lihatlah betapa luar biasa kekuatan G12 ini:
Bila Anda mengajar diri Anda sendiri ~ hanya 1 orang mendengar firman
Bila Anda membagikan pelajaran kepada 12 orang ~ 13 orang mendengar
firman Tuhan.
Bila 12 orang itu masing-masing mengajar 12 orang lagi ~ 157 orang
mendengar firman Tuhan.
Bila 157 orang itu masing-masing mengajar 12 orang lagi ~ 1.884 orang
mendengar firman Tuhan.
Bila 1.884 orang itu mengajar 12 orang lagi ~ 22.608 orang mendengar
firman Tuhan.

Dan tiba-tiba Anda mengalami kegerakan dari Allah. Hal ini terjadi di Cina, dan terus terjadi hari ini di Amerika Latin dan Afrika, di mana Pelatihan Pelipatgandaan seperti ini terbukti menjadi satu-satunya cara yang paling efektif untuk mengajarkan ribuan orang yang memutuskan untuk mengikut Kristus. Bersama-sama kita dapat melatih banyak orang, untuk menjadi orang percaya yang dewasa rohani, dan yang bersedia pergi melakukan pekerjaan pelayanan menginjili, memuridkan, dan membantu orang-orang yang miskin, untuk membangun iman, usaha dan keuangan yang penting untuk menyebarluaskan Injil. Di dalam Kitab Kejadian pasal pertama, dituliskan bahwa ketika Firman Allah datang bersama-sama
dengan Roh Allah, terjadilah suatu ledakan dari kehidupan baru, dan inilah doa kami, agar Tuhan melakukan hal yang sama sekarang ini, di dalam kehidupan Anda, dan dalam komunitas pergaulan Anda.

Apakah pelatihan ini sulit?

Pelajaran-pelajaran ini telah teruji dengan baik di gereja-gereja di Afrika, India dan di kalangan komunitas Latin, tentunya disesuaikan dengan budaya setempat. Mereka mengatakan bahwa pengajaran ini Alkitabiah, benar, relevan dengan negara-negara berkembang, dan difokuskan pada semangat mereka untuk menjalankan Amanat Agung, agar Yesus segera datang kembali. Kenyataannya, keadaan di banyak negara berkembang
sekarang ini, tidak jauh berbeda dengan keadaan di abad pertama di zaman Alkitab.
Dengan pertolongan Allah, pelajaran-pelajaran ini tidak akan terlalu sukar bagi mereka yang hanya mempunyai bekal pendidikan rendah sekalipun, atau bahkan bagi mereka yang tidak mengenyam pendidikan sama sekali. Pengajarannya sangat sederhana dan tidak rumit. Kata-katanya pasti mudah bagi Anda untuk dimengerti. Pastikanlah bahwa Anda mengajarkan pelajaran ini kepada orang-orang lain. Berdoalah selalu dan persiapkanlah diri Anda sebaik-baiknya. Waktu Anda mengajar, tambahkanlah ayat-ayat Alkitab dan ceritera-ceritera yang anda pilih sendiri sebagai ilustrasi supaya proses pengajaran menjadi menarik, semarak dan hidup. Anda belajar dan dimuridkan untuk memuridkan orang lain. Tuhan mau melakukan pekerjaan besar dalam hidup anda, sadarkah anda akan hal tersebut?

Kami juga menerima undangan pelayanan untuk memperlengkapi tubuh Kristus yang ada di manapun baik itu gereja, persekutuan, sekolah Alkitab maupun setiap kumpulan orang percaya yang merindukan untuk dimuridkan.

Bimbingan pribadi hubungi kami pada email atau WA (only) 085863761509 (Dave Broos)

Pelatihan ini tidak dipungut biaya sama sekali tetapi bila anda ingin mendukung pelayanan kami secara finansial hingga kami dapat menolong gereja-gereja di daerah dalam menanggapi panggilan Tuhan dan amanat agungNya dapat menyalurkan donasi ke rekening BCA 0081824788 atas nama Dave Broos. Donasi anda akan digunakan untuk memperlengkapi tubuh Kristus di garis depan dan tubuh Kristus yang tak mampu.

Harapan kami pada akhirnya umat Tuhan bukan hanya sekedar menghangatkan bangku gereja tetapi menjadi murid Kristus yang menanggapi amanat agung Kristus dengan menjadikan segala bangsa murid Kristus. Impian kami melihat setiap gedung gereja menjadi tempat memperlengkapi umat Tuhan untuk diutus memberitakan kabar baik, memuridkan orang lain dan menanam gereja di tempat mereka bekerja, belajar atau dimanapun.

Links yang berguna bagi para murid:

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-       Ekklesia (Gereja) =
-       Global Prayer Network =
-       Shadow of The Cross Indonesia =
-       Guardian Angels =
-       Spiritual Growth =
-       Market Place Ministry =
-       In My Darkness Hours =
-       LK10 =



-       Bagi para murid yang rindu untuk bertumbuh lebih dalam, bersungguh-sungguhlah untuk: - Membaca , menghafalkan dan merenungkan bagian Alkitab dari setiap pelajaran. Lalu praktekkan dalam hidup sehari-hari.
                 - Untuk mendapatkan sertifikat pada akhir tiap kursus, selesaikan tugas diskusi, praktika dan tugas diploma. Kirimkan tugas-tugas tersebut ke alamat email:  dengan judul Kursus Pemuridan.
                 - Berdoa syafaat bagi setiap suku bangsa yang belum mengenal Kristus.
                 - Berdoa pada Tuhan, selama minggu ini, bagikan apa yang telah Anda pelajari pada orang lain dan bentuklah kelompok kecil untuk belajar bersama apa yang telah Anda pelajari. Bisa dimulai dengan keluarga di rumah, sahabat-sahabat, dll.

-       Bagi para murid yang mau mendukung kelangsungan pelayanan Sekolah Alkitab Online ataupun pelayanan The Eagles Nest Ministries ini dapat menyalurkan donasi ke rekening BCA Bandung II no 0081824788 atas nama Dave Broos
-       Untuk menghubungi kami dapat melalui nomor WA (only) 085863761509.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Take Time on the Mountain

Take Time on the Mountain

Stand on the mountaintop and look at the land around about you, my child. For your journey has sent you in many directions and now as you stand, realize that I have brought you here to look at the land before you and to plan for the next steps that you need to take.
For not every part of the journey is hard work and pushing through. There are also seasons where you need to sit and wait, where you need to rest and listen. Then, I can tell you the next steps that you must take. So take this time to listen. Open up your eyes to see so that I can show you the way that is ahead.
For while you are in the thick of battle it is hard to see the outcome. When you are running hard on your road, it is easy sometimes to lose sight of the goal. So allow me to take you to the mountaintop and to bring you to a season of quiet so you can listen and so that you can see. Do not be discouraged then if I close some doors so that I might draw you to myself. For now is the time for you to hide away with me for a little while.
For when you leave this place, you will have eyes to see once again and you will have a clear vision in your heart of where to go next. So take this time. Do not rush this time and allow me to plot the course for the next journey ahead, says the Lord.

7 Facts About The Incredible Impact Leaders Have On Others (Contains Inspirational Video)

Leadership is influence.  As a result, leaders have a disproportionate ability to impact a person’s life in either a positive or negative way.  A great leader can make us think we can accomplish anything.  Bad leaders can destroy our confidence and self-image.
I thought about this watching the video above.  In the movie For The Love Of The Game, Kevin Costner plays Billy Chapel, a 40-year-old pitcher playing his last game.  As each inning passes, Chapel reflects on his life and struggles with how empty it is despite his fame and fortune.
At the start of the 8th inning, catcher Gus Sinski, played by John C. Reilly, gives Chapel the pep talk he needs to finish the game strong.  Their encounter reveals 7 Facts About The Incredible Impact Leaders Have On Others:
  1. Many Leaders Have No Comprehension Of The Level Of Impact They Are Having On Others – Chapel asks Sinski, “Has anybody been on base?”
  2. Great Leaders Impact Others By Giving Their Teams Experiences They Would Otherwise Never Have Had – Referring to catching a perfect game, Sinski says, “Chapy, I never have (seen anything like this.”
  3. Great Leaders Often Experience Great Doubt – Facing exhaustion, Chapel admitted, “I don’t know if I have anything left.”
  4. Great Leaders Not Only Need A Great Team Around Them To Be Successful, They Need A Great Team With Great Loyalty – Sinski comforted Chapel by reminding him, “The boys are all here for you.  We’ll back you up.  We’ll be there.”
  5. Great Leaders Impact Others By Giving You A Picture Of What You Can Be  – “Billy, we don’t stink right now.  We’re the best team in baseball right now, right this minute because of you.  You’re the reason”
  6. Great Leaders Impact Others By Giving People The Confidence They Can Accomplish Anything – Sinski declared, “We’re not going to screw that up.  We’re going to be awesome for you.”
  7. Smart Leaders Impact Others By Doing What Only They Can Do – Sinski’s final words were, “Just throw.”
Of course, Chapel gets the last six outs, throws a perfect game, and gets the girl.  May these seven lessons help you also do something perfect today!
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No Confidence in the Flesh

No Confidence in the Flesh
“It is the Spirit who gives life;
the flesh profits nothing.”
JOHN 6:63

If we grow impatient and fall into the flesh then we become weaker. To react in the flesh diminishes spiritual authority, and this must be avoided at all costs. Allowing the flesh to have its way for only a moment guarantees defeat against a spiritual adversary.

“We worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh” (Philippians 3:3). To lose all confidence in the flesh is to take the higher ground of the Spirit. To meet flesh with flesh means the victory will go to the strongest, and there is always someone stronger than you according to the flesh.

Source: "Embrace the Cross" by Chip Brogden

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Live Blog From InCite 2017 – 40 Leadership Quotes From Perry Noble

Today I will be live blogging from the InCite 2017 Conference in Durham, NC.  InCite is about equipping you, whether a church or marketplace Leader, to lead without limits!
Injoy Stewardship Solutions has dispatched me to attend this amazing event as a way to invest in your growth.  They also want to invest in your leadership by offering you our latest FREE ebook Breaking The Next Growth Barrier: 10 Things Pastors Can Do To Break Down Growth Barriers by clicking HERE for your complimentary copy.
The morning’s final speaker was Perry Noble.  Perry is the founder and CEO of The Growth Company, an organization that is devoted to the success of other people.  He has also become a very good friend.
The following are 40 leadership quotes I captured from Perry’s very transparent session:
  1. I grew up in a Wesleyan church. They were saved.  Just mad about it.
  2. Before you build a multi-cultural ministry you have to be a multi-cultural person.
  3. One of the things I’m seeing in the church is a leader not executing the decision that needs to be made.
  4. When it comes to creativity, Disney has a mouse. We have the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit trumps the mouse every single time.
  5. It’s not vision that’s missing in the church.
  6. Ideas are crap. It’s execution that matters.  Jesus will not say, “Well thought.”  He will say, “Well done.”
  7. I don’t camp. I worked too hard to pretend to be homeless.
  8. When a person in a wartime situation seeks comfort more than obedience, that person will cease to be effective.
  9. Millennials leaving the church. What an opportunity for the church to make some changes and execute on reaching an unreached people group in our own backyard.
  10. God has never called the church to a fair fight. He will always set it up so He will get the glory.
  11. If the leader lives in fear, so will the people he or she leads.
  12. I believe in the power of prayer. But I also believe in perspiration.  Many church leaders are replacing hard work with prayer.  Did Noah pray the ark into existence?
  13. You didn’t qualify me and you can’t unqualify me.
  14. I’m not sure I want the Pharisees affirming my ministry.
  15. Thank God for women in the ministry. If it wouldn’t have been for the women we wouldn’t known the tomb was empty.
  16. If you want to do something that’s great, you got to be willing to handle the hate.
  17. Don’t let people on social media who have digital courage affect what God has called you to do.
  18. Don’t you love it when people who won’t do something tell you you can’t do something?
  19. If you haven’t done something, I don’t have to listen to your theory.
  20. The church is the only one dumb enough to buy books from people who haven’t done anything.
  21. Have you ever thought insecure parents are the ones who gave millennials 8th place trophies?
  22. If you’re going to reach millennials, you have to reach them on their phone.
  23. If you’re considering suicide, you need to be willing to ask for help.
  24. One of the biggest lies people say from the stage is, “All I need is Jesus.” Why did Jesus surround himself with community?
  25. Sometimes your presence is actually better than prayer.
  26. Jesus did not stand in Heaven and pray for us. He humbled Himself and came down to us.
  27. Here’s what you need to know about your pastor. He or she is really messed up.
  28. I drank too much and got fired. If I would have put on 75 lbs no one would have said a word.
  29. If a pastor is struggling, bring in an expert in that area, professional help.
  30. If I could do one thing over, I would have asked for help a lot sooner.
  31. I’m not mad at anybody.
  32. I did not meet one bad person in rehab. I just met good people who made bad decisions.
  33. In rehab God allowed me to recapture my pastor’s heart.
  34. If people follow Jesus long enough, eventually they will walk away from sin.
  35. There’s something great God is still doing in me.
  36. The best way I can serve the local church is to actually build one. I will be back in local church ministry one day.
  37. Instead of course correcting I celebrate doing the next right thing.
  38. What I know about people with arms folded (in disgust) is they have no lost friends.
  39. Alcohol is a truth serum. Let them have two drinks and ask them why they don’t go to church.
  40. Church people need to quit expecting unchurched people to live Godly lives.
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