THE WHOLEHEARTED LEADER PILLAR 4: Holiness of Character Joy is an Anchor “. . . even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him  and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. (1 Peter 1:8)   The Bible says the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17). If joy is one-third of the kingdom, we ought to be the happiest people on the planet! That’s why I’d like to highlight joy as the ninth characteristic of growing in the character of Christ.   When we’re wholehearted, what do we release? [...]

THE WHOLE-HEARTED LEADER: Joy is an Anchor2021-07-05T15:08:08+00:00

Persecution: How Do We Respond?


Sometimes, discussing the topic of persecution is like feeding spinach to a baby.  The baby is happy to get banana, but with spinach, you just have to keep putting it back in!   As Christians, we love hearing about the good stuff, but we have to realize that there’s going to be hard times as well.  Are we prepared to go through the suffering of persecution?  And are we ready to persevere? The more we grow in God, the more our light will shine in dark places, and the more noticeable we will be.  It’s like Isaiah 60:1-2 says, “Arise, shine, for [...]

Persecution: How Do We Respond?2019-05-29T17:28:57+00:00
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