Where in the Bible does it say God commands us, as Christians, to be leaders? When Jesus called His disciples, He didn’t tell them, “Lead others.” He told them, “Follow Me.”
And yet that’s not what church conferences tend to be about. Nor is it the stuff of bestselling books. Nor will you find a degree on “following” offered at seminary.
No doubt, leadership is biblical and of paramount importance. Yet in all the hype we create over leading, we often leave something missing in the minds of many followers who sincerely want to glorify God. Read More
When my husband, Jim, and I went to Zimbabwe, we had fellowship on the spot with a man named Bekele who explained to us painful details of his personal testimony, even though we had all just met. We were so riveted by his account of God’s forgiveness that we repented in his backyard of holding grudges against each other in our marriage. Apart from Christ, Bekele would have been to us a stranger. But in Christ he was our brother from the start. Read More