Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 17, 2009
Dr. J. Robert Clinton, professor at Fuller Seminary, did a study of male leadership in the Bible and determined that only 30% of them finished well. Wow! The odds are against us! Consider also this next example.
The World Cup is over. Italy beat France in a shootout, 5-3, in
Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017
John Baker was too short and too slight to be a runner for his high school track team but he loved to run. His best friend was tall and lanky and had the perfect build to be a runner but wanted nothing to do with the sport. So John went to the track coach to convince him to let John on the team
Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
WRONG WAY, ROY
Contributed by Paul Steen on Jul 12, 2014
My wife and I watched as Danny, our youngest son, competed in the Carnival of Champions back when he was in elementary school. He was entered in the half-mile race. It was two laps around the track.
When the starting gun sounded, he quickly leapt ahead of everyone and built a sizable lead. He
Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Jul 23, 2008
Robert Clinton has studied and written a great deal about leadership. Clinton has come to the conclusion that over 70% of leaders don’t finish well. For Christian leaders, he offers six factors that contribute to leadership failure.
One is, leaders quit learning and growing. Contentment is
Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Jul 21, 2008
Robert Clinton has studied and written a great deal about leadership. Clinton has come to the conclusion that over 70% of leaders donâ€™t finish well. For Christian leaders, he offers six factors that contribute to leadership failure.
One is, leaders quit learning and growing. Contentment
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 9, 2009
ONE MISTAKE, AND YOU’RE FINISHED
When I was chaplain at the University of Maryland, there was a religious group on campus which left no room for mistakes. If you didn’t measure up, out you went. We heard that one of the students had been sent out of that group for drinking. Then we heard that
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
On March 6, 1987, Eamon Coughlan, the Irish world record holder at 1500 meters, was running in a qualifying heat at the World Indoor Track Championships in Indianapolis. With two and a half laps left, he was tripped. He fell, but he got up and with great effort managed to catch the leaders. With
Contributed by Jim Butcher on Apr 11, 2018
It is indisputable that Billy Graham was the biggest name in Christendom for the last half-century. A few numbers that speak to the span of his influence:
- 2.2 billion – the number of people who heard him preach (in person and broadcasts).
- 185 – the number of countries and territories
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 28, 2009
THE AMBUSH OF JOHN WESLEY POWELL
John Wesley Powell, lost his arm in the Civil War. This, however, did not stop him from becoming a hero.
"Back in 1869 conventional wisdom said that passage through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River was impossible. It couldn’t be done. The back country
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 31, 2008
In his book, "The Mantle of a Mentor", Dr. Robert Clinton tells us that the Bible mentions over 1,000 leaders. In a 13 year study, he developed case studies on over 900 of these. Later, he reduced that number to 100 and called these "prominent leaders." Digging further, he
Contributed by Jeffrey Rowe on Dec 29, 2012
In 2 Tim 4:7 Paul said that death was like finishing the race. Like crossing the finish line. That all of life is really about one thing – finishing well. Accomplishing the dreams and goals that God has for your life.
I ran cross country in high school. We’d go out to these golf courses and
The Leadership Principles of Jesus.
• Jesus was willing to invest in people others would have dismissed.
(Consider the disciples. They were not the “religious” elite, yet Jesus used them to start His church).
• Jesus released responsibility and ownership in a ministry.
(Jesus sent the disciples
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 14, 2011
CAREY: GOD'S SOVEREIGN WILL
William Carey, who is called the father of modern missions, began his missionary career to India in 1793. He served the Lord in that country for 40 years, never once returning to his home in England. And throughout those years he translated portions of the Bible into
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 7, 2012
BILLY GRAHAM: GROWING OLD HAS BEEN A SURPRISE
Billy Graham, in his book "Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well" (pp. 1-2, Thomas Nelson), he writes:
Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life. The young live for the here and now. Thinking ahead seems to be in the form of
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 7, 2012
BILLY GRAHAM'S ARENA DREAMS
Billy Graham, in his book "Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well" (pp. 2-3, Thomas Nelson) writes:
I have remained a baseball fan, not necessarily of one team over another but of the game itself--the teamwork, the strategy, and the challenge of defeating