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5 Insights I Have Learned About Failure

Remember, just because you make mistakes it doesn't make you a failure. (Lightstock )

Just because you have failed doesn't mean you're a failure. What valuable lessons have your past failures taught you?


How Pastors Can Avoid the Sin of Pride

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When was the last time you humbled yourself before the Lord? (Lightstock)

Do you die every day to yourself, as it says in 1 Corinthians 15:31? How often do you humble yourself before the Lord?


Has the Church Become Like Samson?

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Like Samson, has the church fallen asleep, completely oblivious to its worldly lusts? (Lightstock )

Have we gotten so caught up in the pleasures of our worldly lusts that our devotion to Christ has been compromised? Are we deaf to the Holy Spirit's conviction?


3 Lies Some Youth Pastors Tell Themselves

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Youth pastor, what lies are you telling yourself? (iStock photo)

Are these some things of which you've convinced yourself? How can you remedy the situation?


Bill Cosby and 12 Signs of Abusive Leadership

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In relation to the Bill Cosby scandal, Bishop Joseph Mattera examines 12 characteristics of abusive leadership. (Reuters)

There are many signs of abusive leadership, which can relate to leadership in the family, church, business, politics or any organization.


Chasing the Future Can Steal Our Energies

Are you so concerned about the future that you're ruining the present tasks God has for you?
Are you so concerned about the future that you're ruining the present tasks God has for you? (iStock photo)

Are we paying attention to Proverbs 3, or are we allowing our own agenda to direct our paths?


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