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Rising Above Temptation, Part Three: Temptation: Out on a Limb

The first temptation Jesus faced in Matthew 4—turning stones into bread—illustrates one of the trickiest temptations for thriving ministries.

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The first temptation Jesus faced in Matthew 4—turning stones into bread—illustrates one of the trickiest temptations for thriving ministries.

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Rising Above Temptation, Part Two: Temptation: Full Steam Ahead

Leadership brings perks. But could the integrity with which you handle those perks be showing God how much influence, power, and/or money you can or cannot be trusted with?

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Leadership brings perks. But could the integrity with which you handle those perks be showing God how much influence, power, and/or money you can or cannot be trusted with?

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Rising Above Temptation, Part One: Danger: Leadership Brings Temptation

We’ve all watched leaders implode. From the sidelines, these moments of collapse seem so silly. Why would someone with so much money… with such a good-looking wife…why would someone in his position…?

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We’ve all watched leaders implode. From the sidelines, these moments of collapse seem so silly. Why would someone with so much money… with such a good-looking wife…why would someone in his position…?

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Replace Yourself

It’s easy to argue that Jesus was the most irreplaceable person who ever lived. We can all try to follow his example, but none of us can fully fill his shoes. Yet irreplaceable Jesus modeled for us what it looks like to select, train, and hand over responsibility to the person or group that will replace you. And to do it before you have to.

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It’s easy to argue that Jesus was the most irreplaceable person who ever lived. We can all try to follow his example, but none of us can fully fill his shoes. Yet irreplaceable Jesus modeled for us what it looks like to select, train, and hand over responsibility to the person or group that will replace you. And to do it before you have to.

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Making Tough Calls, Part Two of Two

Leaders are always looking for energizing leadership principles to apply in their contexts. It gives them something to focus on, teach their teams, and further their missions. However, the leadership principle discussed in this post is not one of these principles. This one is not motivating and is extremely difficult to apply.

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Leaders are always looking for energizing leadership principles to apply in their contexts. It gives them something to focus on, teach their teams, and further their missions. However, the leadership principle discussed in this post is not one of these principles. This one is not motivating and is extremely difficult to apply.

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