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Marriage and Ministry, Part 4

May 21, 2013
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Marriage and Ministry, Part 4: The Risks and Rewards of Leading From Your Strengths Of all places, the Christian church can be a refuge from the relational battles that rage in our culture. But harmony and reconciliation are not flourishing in the body. Rather, today’s ministries and churches are routinely characterized by division – or…

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Marriage and Ministry, Part 3

May 14, 2013
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Marriage and Ministry, Part 3: How Your Spouse’s Strengths May Surprise You Today, families everywhere are torn apart and are in crisis, filled with conflict, isolation, or brokenness. Four out of ten children grow up without a father. One in three homes is led by a single mother. Just a short while ago, Pastor Kevin…

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Marriage and Ministry, Part 2

May 7, 2013
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Marriage and Ministry, Part 2: Healing Begins With Humility Jesus sought time alone prior to significant events: choosing His disciples, being tempted by the Enemy, walking on water, and preparing for trial and crucifixion. Paul took an extended wilderness retreat after his conversion before launching his ministry. God regularly speaks to leaders when we draw…

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Marriage and Ministry, Part 1

April 30, 2013
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Marriage and Ministry, Part 1: Island of Exile or Island of Escape? Kevin’s desk lamp burns late into the night. But he is not working on this week’s sermon. He is studying scriptures about marriage. Kevin is beginning to wonder if he should ever been married in the first place. Most difficult of all is…

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The Mystery of Differences: Part 3 of 4
Understand Others

October 4, 2012
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God plants clues about others directly in our path. But understanding others requires intentionality. If you’re serious about solving the mystery of differences, you can collect those clues about others and study them. That’s what happened between Megan and Tim. Differences between Megan and Tim The staff meeting had not officially begun, but chatter filled…

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The Mystery of Differences: Part 2 of 4
Understand Yourself First

October 4, 2012
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Understand Yourself First The first step in understanding the differences between people is to understand yourself first. Bryan and Anna experienced this firsthand as they discussed their finances. The couple sat at their dining room table studying the latest report from their financial adviser. Anna twisted her hands. “What about these trades?” she asked, pointing…

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The Mystery Of Differences: Part 1 of 4
Uncovering The Facts

October 3, 2012
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Rodney King’s 1991 beating by law enforcement officers, caught on videotape, led to acquitted defendants and fatal riots in Los Angeles. As King cried out from his hospital room, “Why can’t we all just get along?” our desperate nation was paralyzed with fear, wondering whether difficult relationships are always doomed to failure. “People, I just…

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The Law of Differences

October 1, 2012
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Just as there are laws that govern the physical universe, there are spiritual laws which govern relationships. Although it may be more difficult to discern these laws, this can be done with time, experience, and the application of God’s Word. For instance, the Law of Sowing and Reaping explains what happens when you sow a…

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Leadership Course
Lesson 1: Different By Design

September 19, 2012
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Ministry Insights’ Online Leadership Course, hosted by Ministry Insights founder Rodney Cox and noted author Dr. John Trent, helps you understand the biblical basis about why people are so different from each other. You and your team members can discover your individual strengths and embrace them – leading to better teamwork, better communication, and stronger…

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