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Attitude Reflects Leadership

Teaching was a highly valued and respected profession in Jewish culture, and many Jews who embraced Christianity wanted to become teachers.   James warned that although it is good to aspire to teach, the teachers’ responsibility is great because their words and example affect others’ spiritual lives. If you are in a teaching or leadership...

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Sweet Generosity

Pedro gladly accepted the chocolate chip cookie offered to him. He held it up to his nose and smelled the sugary treat—something very rare in his poor Mexican village. His brothers and sisters considered themselves blessed if they received a meager portion of beans and rice for dinner. The pastor who presented the cookie was...

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Power to Serve

Mark’s Gospel emphasizes Christ’s power as well as his servant-hood. Jesus’ life and teaching turn the world upside down. The world sees power as a way to gain control over others. But Jesus, with all authority and power in heaven and earth, chose to serve others. He held children in his arms, healed the sick,...