Category: Leadership

“Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.” – Proverbs 6:6 If you’ve tried your hand at skilled labor, like woodwork, you learn quickly that having the right tools is half the battle. There’s real skill involved, but part of that skill is know which tools to use and how to…

“Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.” Proverbs 13:11 Financial management, like so much of life, is about discipline. That’s why “get rich quick” offers are always scams. Some people fall into good fortune, but for the vast majority of us, it’s about little-by-little discipline. Our next two…

“God loves a cheerful giver.” – The Apostle Paul Some people stumble into good habits and bountiful results, but for most of the world, it takes work. That includes Christians. For Christians, financial faithfulness comes with discipline. In fact, it takes even more work for the Christian, because he has to grapple with the realities…

If you made a list of “10 Bible Verses That Get Quoted With No Regard to Context,” somewhere on that list would be Philippians 4:13. You’ve seen it on the face of football players, you’ve heard it quoted before a difficult task, and you’ve probably heard it as part of some self-esteem mantra. But it’s…

Here’s my list of things that leaders never do: Never send a nasty email. Never post a snarky tweet. Never write a harsh blog post. Never leave an ugly voicemail. Never mock the under privileged. Never use racial slurs. Never win the battle and lose a war. Never judge a book by its cover. Never…

Pursuing excellence flows from the greatest commandment. A love for God results in doing all things for his glory. But excellence also feeds our ability to honor the second greatest commandment: love your neighbor. Excellence is others-oriented. It’s not just about caring for yourself, but about the lives and experience of those you lead. You…

“The lazy Christian has his mouth full of complaints, when the active Christian has his heart full of comforts.” – Thomas Brooks We’ve seen that excellence requires things like time and thoughtfulness. Excellence also demands a zero tolerance policy for a few things. These are things that will undermine any attempt to do all things…

“The legitimate motive for excellence is to seek achievement for the end to glorify God. One thing that does not bear witness to the glory of God is a human addiction to mediocrity, a smug satisfaction with the status quo.” – R.C. Sproul The pursuit of excellence – the pursuit of doing everything “as for…

“Work that is truly Christian is work well done.” – R. Kent Hughes There’s no doubt that “excellence” is a word in vogue. Pick up a book on leadership, productivity, or most things, really, and you’ll run into that word frequently. It’s officially a buzzword. So, why use it? When I use the word “excellence,”…

We’ve used three posts here to explain and highlight the utter importance of Christians living as salt and light. Jesus did not leave us in confusion about this. No, it’s crystal clear. Those who would embody the beatitudes of Matthew 5:1-12 are also called to be the salt and light of the world in Matthew…

Look out your window. It’s dark outside. The sun might be shining, but darkness prevails. It’s just the reality of the world we live in. Our world is dark, and those who belong to the world love the darkness. As John’s Gospel says, “people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were…

JOHN MACARTHUR A leader is someone who is not consumed with his own success and his own best interests. A true leader is someone who demonstrates to everyone around him that their interests are what most occupy his heart. A real leader will work hard to make everyone around him successful. His passion is to…