THE WHOLE-HEARTED LEADER: Exchanging Pain for Joy


THE WHOLE-HEARTED LEADER PILLAR 2: INTIMACY Exchanging Pain for Joy   Childlike faith – what does that mean to you? Can you remember when you were three or four years old, and just sitting on your father’s lap? Or maybe more recently, when you were the parent and your child was just resting in your embrace, fully relaxed, fully secure, knowing they were loved? When Jesus was asked who was greatest in His kingdom, He pulled a little child to Him and told His disciples that whoever humbles himself like a little child is the greatest in the kingdom. Whoever can [...]

THE WHOLE-HEARTED LEADER: Exchanging Pain for Joy2021-01-12T16:33:38+00:00

THE WHOLE-HEARTED LEADER: Learning to Experience the Immanuel Moment


THE WHOLE-HEARTED LEADER PILLAR 2: INTIMACY Learning to Experience the Immanuel Moment   As we are growing into whole-hearted leaders, and especially as we are maturing in intimacy, we want to have a deeper interactive relationship with Jesus. And that’s why I want us to tap into a powerful inner-healing tool, called the Immanuel Moment, that will take us to special moments of connection and communication with Him. This concept was introduced by Dr. Karl Lehman, a Christian psychiatrist who loves to integrate his personal faith with medical science.   Living life with an awareness of the nearness of God directly impacts [...]

THE WHOLE-HEARTED LEADER: Learning to Experience the Immanuel Moment2020-11-27T15:04:58+00:00

Kingdom Character: Growing in Joy


Joy is something that everyone wants, but most never find true, deep joy. Joy is not only a fruit of the Spirit; it’s also a spiritual power with a force behind it. It’s more than “happiness” (which is fleeting). The true joy of the Lord is sustaining; we find this to be true especially when our circumstances are not ideal, and we can still have joy. Joy in the Kingdom of God Romans 14:17 tells us, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Let’s break [...]

Kingdom Character: Growing in Joy2019-03-10T17:38:33+00:00

Kingdom Character: Growing in Peace


If you turn on the television or radio or observe social media, much of what you’ll see is trouble, heartache, and fear. Peace is something that people desire to have down deep inside, but it’s not easy to achieve without God. Jesus knew that we would face trouble in this world when He said to His disciples: “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). We can count on His peace to sustain and comfort us during difficulties. [...]

Kingdom Character: Growing in Peace2019-03-10T17:37:58+00:00
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