Articles | March 2021

  • The Witness of Post-resurrection Apostles

    Blog | Paul Swamidass | March 31, 2021

    A Monumental Decision

    Upon the death of Judas, who betrayed Jesus Christ that resulted in His capture, crucifixion, death and resurrection, the Apostles decided to find a replacement for him. Peter, took the lead in defining the qualification of the new Apostle, who would take the place of Judas in the post-resurrection era; accordingly, Peter said,

  • The Unlikely Leader

    Devotionals | March 31, 2021

    Moses is an example of a man who tried to lead in his own strength, knew the sting of failure and disgrace, and yet was used by God in a mighty way. Many of us know the sense of feeling inadequate, of knowing our own sins, pride, and fear too well to ever believe that God could redeem us and use us. May Moses' life remind us that God often chooses to work through unlikely people.

  • GREER, S.C., April 6, 2021 -- Lead Like Jesus is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors: Grace Campbell, Co-Pastor of Life Bridge Church in Fort Wayne, Ind.; Jason Lippert, President/CEO of LCI Industries in Mishawaka, Ind.; Freddie Scott II, Founder/CEO of Unlock the Champion in Brentwood, Tenn.; and TK Tibby, Dental Director for Tampa Family Health Centers in Tampa, Fla. 

  • Impact: Helping the Helpless

    Devotionals | March 26, 2021

    How are you using your life roles and organizational roles to make a difference in the lives of others? How are you using your voice to add value, increase understanding, and give a voice to those whose voice is not being heard? God's heart for helping those who could not help themselves motivated Him to send angels, prophets, Jesus, and the Spirit to our aid. Who is He sending you to today?

  • Exalting God Only: John the Baptist

    Devotionals | March 26, 2021

    The Bible gives us examples of many who heard the call to exalt God and serve others, some who paved the way for Jesus' coming, some who followed in His footsteps. For example, God greatly used John the Baptist to prepare the way for Jesus. As Jesus' ministry began to grow, John humbly stepped into the background, knowing that his work was complete. John's commitment was to exalting God, not himself.

  • Lent is a Time to Listen

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | March 24, 2021

    “Say what?” “Can you hear me now?” These familiar jingles have been used in popular commercials to get our attention. The catch phrases invite us to listen in. Hearing is what we do in response to an audible voice, startling noise or soothing music. According to Google, ‘to hear means to perceive with the ear the sound made by someone or something.

  • Performance Management

    Devotionals | March 24, 2021

    A leader's role includes managing the performance of others, whether at home or in organizational settings. We are responsible to help others understand what they need to do and to coach them in performing well. We all long to do well, to contribute, and to know how they can improve. On the basis of this universal longing, we can look for God-given opportunities to encourage others. What are you doing to help others find significance, develop needed skills, and achieve satisfying results?

  • A New Perspective

    Devotionals | March 22, 2021

    Leading like Jesus is counterintuitive to the world's way of thinking. Just as Paul had to take time to integrate his encounter with Jesus into his previously existing worldview, so we need to take time to integrate Jesus' perspective into our leadership thinking and practices. As His people, we have constant, direct access to the Father through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Come to Him with your current leadership challenges and get His perspective.

  • Faith to Begin

    Devotionals | March 19, 2021

    Sometimes we face a leadership challenge that looms so large we can't think of where or how to begin. Whether the work is an exciting opportunity or a threatening problem, the Spirit nudges us to turn to God. God longs to be part of our beginnings, part of our solutions, part of our planning. As we turn to Him, He will give us His perspective and empower us to begin in faith, trusting that He will lead the way. Leading like Jesus always begins with asking Him to lead us.

  • Radical Reevaluation

    Devotionals | March 17, 2021

    Our world tends to assign great value to fleeting things—wealth, popularity, position, possessions, accomplishment, approval ratings. Yet each one of these has been found wanting, leading us to crave more rather than truly fulfilling the deepest longings inside of us. Fulfillment, purpose, and satisfaction are found only in Jesus Christ, who radically transforms our values and focuses us on the eternal rather than the temporary. Where does He want to transform your perspective today?