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21. Commander’s Intent

When faced with matters that seem insurmountable, revisit the full text of God’s mission for Moses, move ahead in faith, and walk confidently in the assurance of God’s presence in demanding circumstances. Courageously strive to fulfill His intent.

May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

20. Big-Picture Perspective

Jesus said He “did not come to destroy lives but to save them.” If one’s tendency is to write people off when there is disagreement, might this have the same effect as “commanding fire” or wishing another dead, spiritually dead that is. The gospel message is for all people and the servant leader does not withhold the message at the first sign of personal rejection.

May 15th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

19. Faith Rhythm

Faith, like any muscle, requires exercise. Faith enlarges our leadership effectiveness, enables us to achieve the mission, and makes us more capable of serving others. Those who follow your lead will note your faith in action and prayerfully glorify God.

May 8th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

18. An Actionable Plan

The leader whose commander is the Lord knows who controls his destiny. The tug of fleshly desires is weakened when I take my mind off my own interests and focus on God’s interests. When I do that, I am, in effect, denying myself.

May 1st, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

16. Practice Makes Perfect

When I am suddenly arrested by God’s word, it becomes immediately apparent that God is commanding my attention. He is redirecting my swayed focus to sharpen or to compel me to obedience. God sometimes invades my private world because I have lost sight of Him.

April 17th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

15. Compliant Clay

How do you respond to shaping? I mean the kind of shaping that causes you to conform fully to the one doing the shaping. As leaders, do you reflect the positive image you desire to see in your followers?

April 10th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

12. Reality Check

Where do we, in our leadership zeal, draw the line when it comes to pushing our own agenda or totally acquiescing to God’s divine plan? Are we convinced that God has a plan, or do we “head fake” God by developing our plan then devoutly asking His blessing?

March 20th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

9. Question Authority

So should we question God’s authority? Regardless of how righteous the question might seem, we would be wise to consider the Holy Scriptures and to pattern our questions and concerns after Jesus’ response while here on earth.

February 28th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

54. Josh and Lindsey Bowen: The importance of small group fellowship

Today you're going to hear the story of Joshua and Lindsey Bowen, both captains in the Army. And, while their story contains a few themes, such as mentoring, leadership, and spiritual growth, the one common thread throughout their story is the small group fellowship and the importance that fellowship has played in their lives...going all the way back to when they first met.

February 24th, 2020|Categories: Episodes, Small Groups|

4. Faithful Leadership

From a leadership perspective, I must ask: What enables Christian leaders to maintain the charge when all around us say, “Give up?” Oaths, contracts, and legal agreements bind some to the task, but that which binds the Christian and Christian leader is God’s demonstrated faithfulness.

January 24th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|