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Day 5: Bill Hybels - “All Leaders, Please Rise”

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Bill Hybels

“Romans 12:8 tells those of who have the gift of leadership that we had better sit up and take notice, we had better “lead with  diligence.” Why? Because the Church, the bride of Christ, upon which the eternal destiny of the world depends, will flourish or falter largely on the basis of how we lead. If you’re a leader, please reread that sentence and let it sink into your consciousness. Also, please understand that I am not writing about leadership simply to highlight this particular gift. My ultimate concern is not leadership. For me, the bottom line is the Acts 2 church. But I am absolutely convinced that the church will never reach her full redemptive potential until men and women with the leadership gift step up and lead.”

Reflection:
Leading is not easy. At times it takes all of who you are to be able to stand up for what is right and stick with it all the way to the end. The church needs men and women who are willing to live this way, so that real things can happen. Therefore, God has placed people in His church who are called to live this way so that the church may see their example, learn from them, and grow. Yet, just as a team cannot properly function without the guidance and support of its leaders, church will not flourish without those who are willing to give their all for the sake of God’s Kingdom.

Response:
Let’s pray for the leaders of our church. Let’s ask for an even deeper sense of calling to fill their hearts and lives, and that they would be refreshed again in the way that God is leading them.

Source: “Courageous Leadership” by Bill Hybels

Day 4: Jonathan Edwards - “Worship and Calling; Calling and Worship”

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Day 3: Bernard of Clairvaux - “Don’t Miss Out!”

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Day 2: Felicitas - “Calm courage and confidence…”

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Calling Competence and Confidence

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Day 1: Perpetua - “I am a Christian”

Monday, July 25th, 2011