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On a spectrum, transitions are hard to define, but key distinctions are not. In the middle of each stripe it is easy to discern blue from green.
The movement from use, to abuse, to dependence is like this as well.
Bible Study Is Not Complicated
Bible study, on the other hand, is not complicated. We need to think clearly here, because if studying the Bible seems involved and intimidating, we’ll never do it.
I’ve learned I may have to get my feet wet (Read Joshua 3) before the waters begin to part and peace begins to fill my heart.
When Jesus spoke these words through the apostle John, he was addressing Christians in the church at Laodicea. Do you know what was on the other side of the door? Wealthy, prosperous Christians whose love for Jesus had grown lukewarm — Christians who thought they were doing fairly well, but didn’t know they were actually “wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:16–18).
The purpose of leadership, in broad terms, is service. Personal expressions of service, for authentic leaders, are about who they are.