• The Habits of Love

    Devotionals | April 12, 2021

    Jesus fully expressed the love of the Father toward us. He calls us to follow His example in loving God and loving others. Being Habits—accepting and abiding in God's love, experiencing solitude, practicing prayer, knowing and applying Scripture, and maintaining supportive relationships—help us live in a loving relationship with God. Doing Habits—obeying and expressing God's love, showing grace and forgiveness, encouraging others, and building community—help us live out God's love for others, at home or in the marketplace. Who is experiencing the love of God through you?

  • A Living Testimony

    Devotionals | April 09, 2021

    Leading like Jesus begins within us, with a personal transformation of heart, head, hands, and habits. Our changed lives become a living testimony to the difference that knowing and living in relationship with Jesus makes. Without this, our leadership words and actions are hollow at the core, no matter how much we say about serving others or how often we say the name of Jesus. Let Him transform you, inside and out.

    Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”—John 3:3

  • If We Take Time to Listen

    Devotionals | April 07, 2021

    After all the momentous events surrounding Jesus' resurrection, the disciples must have longed to simply spend time in His presence. Yet the daily necessities of life still required attention: meals, laundry, caring for families, work and business responsibilities, all of the daily interactions of life. Jesus still had much to teach His disciples about what it looked like to live life in light of His resurrection. He has much to teach us, too, if we will take time to listen to Him.

  • Encountering Jesus Changes Everything

    Devotionals | April 05, 2021

    After His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His disciples privately and corporately, to those on the road to Emmaus, Peter, the gathered disciples, the 500, his brother James, and Saul who became known as Paul. No one remained the same after encountering Jesus. He reshaped their thinking, their understanding of who He was and how the world is meant to be. He continues to reveal Himself to men and women, transforming lives as radically today as He did then. What is your story of encountering the Risen One? How is He transforming you?

  • At the Foot of the Cross

    Devotionals | April 02, 2021

    The events of Jesus' passion—betrayal, condemnation, abandonment, suffering, death—remind us that God's love for us knows no bounds. Jesus willingly sacrificed Himself for us. At the foot of the cross, there were no sermons being preached; there was nothing left to be said. There was only heartbreak, that of a grieving Father and grieving disciples, as God's Son was sacrificed. On what has come to be known as Good Friday, we take our place at the foot of the cross, looking at our suffering Savior, bleeding and dying on behalf of a broken world..

  • 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.