18

JAN

THE MIGHTIEST THOUGHT THE MIND CAN ENTERTAIN

Were we able to extract from any man a complete answer to the question, "What comes into your mind when you think about God?" we might predict with certainty the spiritual future of that man. Were we able to know exactly what our most influential leaders think of God today, we might be able with some precision to foretell where the Church will stand tomorrow.

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17

JAN

OUR IDEA OF GOD

O Lord God Almighty, who is like you? / You are mighty, O Lord, and your faithfulness surrounds you Psalm 89:8

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16

JAN

GIFTED LEADERS

We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. . . . If it is leadership, let him govern diligently. Romans 12:6, 8

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15

JAN

RELUCTANT LEADERS

Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit. Matthew 15:14

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14

JAN

SHEEP WHO SHEPHERD

Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. First Peter 5:2-3

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13

JAN

CHARACTER EXCELLENCE RATHER THAN THINGS

To this John replied, 'A man can receive only what is given him from heaven.' John 3:27

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12

JAN

WHAT REALLY COUNTS

The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, 'Hosanna to the Son of David!' 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!' 'Hosanna in the highest!' Matthew 21:9

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11

JAN

ABUNDANCE OF THINGS OR LIFE

Then he said to them, 'Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.' Luke 12:15

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10

JAN

VAIN CONCEIT

Thoughts on seeing a man proudly driving a swank automobile: He rode grandly by with arms stretched lovingly across the wheel, his nose slightly elevated and upon his face a look of utter content. He had achieved fulfillment. He was demonstrating before all worlds his reason for living. Here was nothing less than the Chief End of man. One could not help but smile; yet the sight was not funny, for this man was representative of millions who, like him, have adopted a deeply erroneous and seriously damaging philosophy of life.

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