Tag Archives: Maturity

Rising Up to Call My Mother, Nancy Mathis- Blessed!

                        The past few weeks has been an emotional roller-coaster! It is a little over a week ago that my mother went into the hospital being treated for a pneumonia … Continue reading

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Sermon: A Fragmented Hard Drive/Expository Message Series in the Book of Nehemiah Part 2 of 9

A Fragmented Hard-Drive  NEHEMIAH 1:1-4    Nehemiah 1 5 Then I said:  “Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 6 let your ear be attentive and … Continue reading

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Sermon: Time to get Plugged-In/Expository Message Series in the Book of Nehemiah Part 1 of 9

“Being Equipped and Energized for Your New Future!”   Expository Message Series in the Book of Nehemiah Time to Plug –In Nehemiah 1:1-11   Introductory Questions: What was your life like 10 years ago? Where would you like your life … Continue reading

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Becoming an Effective Leader – Part 1 of 2

          Recently in my teaching assignment as a professor in a Bible College I was asked by a young woman who is a student from China, “Professor what are the important things that one would need … Continue reading

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The Big TEN Characteristics of an Effective Team Member! Part 2 of 2

        I am continuing in this blog post Part 2 of my Big TEN Characteristics for effective team members. Here are the last five characteristics on my list:   Competency – An effective leader is going to … Continue reading

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The Big TEN Characteristics of an Effective Team Member! Part 1 of 2

      I am journeying through the land of the in-between in my assignments leaving a position as a Campus Pastor for an incredible church and discerning where my next assignment in terms of calling will take me. In … Continue reading

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Ten Characteristics of a Mature Leadership Team

      Doing ministry as a team requires that the “Primus” Leader including every member of the team do two things: First, one must let go of the things that attempt to control himself or herself because in not … Continue reading

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“Doing Our Dance!” Daily Office: July 9, 2015

    For many Protestants the understanding of God being Trinity is an exercise of intellectual assent without really investigating what does it mean to our Mission on planet earth as the Church. There are two tendencies that historically we … Continue reading

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Daily Office: “Real Maturity Serves Others!” June 28, 2015

      Biblical Maturity is never defined in the Bible as an Arrogant “Know it All” Mindset. Matter of fact, the Apostle Paul functionally defines it not as the amount of knowledge one has attained but rather how one … Continue reading

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How Attending an N.T. Wright Lecture on the Topic “Paul for Tomorrow’s World” Became A Damascus Road Experience for ME!

Video #1 N.T. Wright’s Lecture at William Jessup University Video #2 N.T. Wright Q&A   As you begin to read the title of this blog post I can understand how one can whisper to themselves that this title is a … Continue reading

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