Articles | November 2021

  • Lead Like Jesus: Emotional Intelligence in Christ

    Part 1

    Podcast | November 29, 2021

    Jesus Christ of Nazareth modeled the highest form of emotional intelligence, connecting the hearts of humanity: love in action. Using His acute awareness, words, intonation, body language, and self-control, Jesus won the hearts of the people who encountered Him from the youngest to the oldest; He positively impacted people’s lives. What if you could do the same?

  • Hearts Revealed

    Devotionals | November 29, 2021

    The interaction between Jesus and a Gentile woman in Matthew 15:21-28 provides a glimpse into the hearts of those involved. The woman's request reveals her faith. The disciples' response reveals how much they still had to learn. Jesus revealed His heart by honoring her request, not that of His disciples. What does your response to the needs around you reveal about your heart? Does your response reveal the heart of Jesus?

    But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.—Romans 5:8

  • God Speaks

    Devotionals | November 26, 2021

    The wonder of God is that He speaks to us. Scripture records the life-giving words of God. In Genesis, He breathes and speaks creation into existence. In Exodus, He speaks to call a deliverer for His oppressed people. Through the prophets, He speaks to correct, guide and protect His people. In Jesus, He speaks the ultimate words of life, revealing His heart, His salvation and hope for the future. What does He want to say to you today? Are you listening?

  • God Knows Best

    Devotionals | November 24, 2021

    Time with God, worshiping Him and allowing Him to care for us, is essential for the servant leader. He designed us to worship, then gave us the choice as to who or what we would worship. He created us and knows best how to nurture us, but gave us the choice to receive His love and care. How is time in His presence reshaping you?

    Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.—Psalm 95:6-7

  • Fueled by the Spirit

    Devotionals | November 22, 2021

    Don't be fooled into thinking that leading like Jesus is about a book, a Leadership Encounter, or reading these devotions. Servant leadership is a one-time change of direction that gives rise to ongoing choices to lead like Jesus. Actions that flow from the Spirit's work in a servant leader's heart have great power, releasing the life-changing grace of God into the lives of those around us. How is God's Spirit reshaping Your leadership point of view?

  • From Generation to Generation

    Devotionals | November 19, 2021

    It is easy to think of leadership as something that is practiced outside of the home. Yet Scripture is clear that it is within a family that spiritual truths are to be lived out, taught, and passed on. Whether or not you are a parent, you are part of the family of God, and you are part of passing on faith in Jesus. Who are you influencing? How are you modeling servant leadership for those who look up to you?

  • Forward

    Devotionals | November 17, 2021

    The earliest disciples frequently prayed together and met together. Their desire to speed, not hinder, the spread of the gospel, compelled them to work through the challenges facing them. Always, their focus was on Jesus' commission to make disciples and be His witnesses, and they found ways to keep moving forward in spite of opposition. What focus in your life propels you forward?

    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”—Acts 1:8

  • Are anger, ego, fear, pride or self preservation driving the way you lead and influence others? Do unresolved past wounds cause you to continually react to people and situations only to regret those reactions later? Steve Arterburn, Founder of New Life Ministries, shares Biblically-based insights to help us stop reacting and start responding to people and situations in a God honoring way so that we can lead like Jesus.

  • Leaders Are Always Drifting or Driving

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | November 16, 2021

    I recently signed up for a streaming radio service. I had this service before and cancelled it so I wasn’t sure what I would find. I came across “The Message,” a Christian station, as if on cue, the host said: “Our challenges either drive us towards or cause us to drift further away from God.”  It must have been the right time for me to hear this message.

  • Expect the Unexpected

    Devotionals | November 15, 2021

    Sometimes you can plan for opportunities to serve others, but sometimes situations change unexpectedly. Your plans fall apart, and you begin to look for God's plan in the midst of changing circumstances. That is when it gets exciting. All of a sudden you realize it isn't about you and your plans, but about God and what He is up to. Life takes on a fresh expectancy as God begins to reveal His plan. Where is God stirring in your circumstances? What is He up to in your life?

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