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The Loneliness of Leadership
'...That you may not bear it yourself alone.' Numbers 11:17 NKJV

Moses said to God, 'Why have You...laid the burden of all these people on me?' (Numbers 11:11 NKJV) God replied, '...Gather to Me seventy men... I will take of the Spirit that is upon you and will put the same upon

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Looking Good, or Doing Good?
'...Jesus...went about doing good...' Acts 10:38 NKJV

The Bible says, 'God anointed Jesus...with the Holy Spirit and with power, Who went about doing good...' When you're led by God's Spirit, your focus won't be on looking good, but on doing good. You say, 'But I'm so busy!' Nobody was

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Are You a 'Stephen'? (4)
'...Stephen, a man full of faith...' Acts 6:5 NIV

Another quality that opened the door to leadership in the church for Stephen was: faith. Oswald Chambers said, 'Faith that is sure of God, is the only kind of faith there is.' When drought hit some farming communities, faith made a little

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Are You a 'Stephen'? (3)
'Choose...men...full of...wisdom.' Acts 6:3 NIV

Another leadership qualification Stephen possessed was: wisdom. 'Seek out...men ...full of...wisdom.' (Acts 6:3 NKJV) Charles Spurgeon said, 'Wisdom is the right use of knowledge.' You can have a head full of knowledge, but if you don't

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Are You a 'Stephen'? (2)
'Choose...men...full of the Spirit.' Acts 6:3 NIV

Stephen was also chosen for leadership in the New Testament church because he was 'full of...the Holy Spirit.' (Acts 6:5 NIV) Why is that important? Because Jesus said to His disciples: '...You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has

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Are You a 'Stephen'? (1)
'...And they chose Stephen...' Acts 6:5 NKJV

The New Testament church grew so fast that the administrative aspect of it became overwhelming. The apostles weren't getting enough time to pray and study the Scriptures, so they picked seven men to handle the business side of things. Stephen

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When You Fall
'...Simon, Satan has asked to have you, to sift you like wheat...' Luke 22:31 TLB

Out of all Christ's disciples, Peter was the one who believed that failure couldn't happen to him. But it did, and in a big way. Jesus told him, '...Satan has asked to have you, to sift you like wheat, but I

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We All Need Sympathy and Support
'A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends.' Job 6:14 NIV

In the summer of 1989, Mark Wellman, a paraplegic, gained national recognition by climbing the towering granite face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. On the seventh and final day of his climb, a headline in T

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