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26 April 2016

'Everything about Jesus spoke of servitude: if Jesus is our model of leadership there can be no avoidance of the style by pastors.' Eugene Peterson The best leaders are first followers. All believers are leaders in varying arenas whose lives and leadership should flow from a constant communion and submission to the leadership of Christ. What does it mean to be a servant...

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19 April 2016

'His service alone is perfect freedom.' Thomas Crammer On the surface what can appear like freedom, is actually being enslaved no responsibilities, no authority, no accountability, no obligations. It is the way that appears right in our hearts, but leads to death (Proverbs 14:12). As followers of Christ, it is for freedom that Christ has set us free (Galatians 5:1). An...

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12 April 2016

'Abandonment of ourselves is the kernel of consecration, not presenting our gifts, but presenting ourselves without reserve.' Oswald Chambers God has both given you life, and given you unique gifts (Genesis 2:7, Job 33:4, 1 Peter 4:10). But he does not want what you can 'do for Him,' what He wants is you. Not a little, not some, not the convenient parts, or enough that y...

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5 April 2016

'We practice our death by giving up our will to live on our own terms.' Eugene Peterson If we are honest, desiring servant leadership with all of it's surrendering, preference-killing, others-seeking, humility and ultimate death-to-self, is not our natural proclivity. But servant leadership is the natural result of those who are being shaped into the image and likeness o...

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