How to be a good Christian leader – learn from David’s mistake

By: Vinoth Chandar
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Whether you were recently being appointed as a leader in your church (one of the elders, a cell group leader, or an event coordinator) or you have been one for a while, it does not matter. Our attributes and values can change any time and it is important to keep them in check. To keep them focused on God and God alone.

A good leader is kinda different from a good Christian leader. You can find lots of tips from books or secular leadership seminars on how to become a good leader. For example, to be a good leader, you need to lead by examples, inspiring, motivating, positive thinker, and so on. If you stop there, then Osama bin Laden, Napoleon, or Hitler was a good leader, right? They even had followers who were loyal to the death.

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Greed – The Parable of the Rich Fool

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In Luke 12:13-21, Jesus was giving a great advice to all of us, along with a great parable: The Parable of the Rich Fool. The story reminds us of our main priority in life – it’s not all about being successful or being rich. It’s all about Jesus, it’s all about His Glory, it’s all about becoming “rich” towards God.

Greed makes us deviate from this true goal of life and most of us may not be aware that we have fallen into it (and greed is not just about money). Let’s try to take a closer look at this parable and the story in Luke 12:13-21.

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Overcome laziness, learn from the ants!

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I was sharing this to our Youth service last Saturday so I thought I might share it here as well. In the Book of Proverbs, we were told to follow the ants (Proverbs 6:6-8 which was written by King Solomon). King Solomon was the wisest king and it is interesting to find out why such a wise king asked us to look at the ants. It is also interesting at first to know that the Bible on Proverbs 30:24-25 actually says that the ants “are small” and have “little strength”.
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Unity of the Church

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This was a cell group resource that I shared to my cell group members a couple of weeks ago based on Ephesians 4:1-6. Feel free to use, give a feedback, and modify to your cell group needs.

Why do we have to maintain the unity of the church?
How do we maintain the unity of the church?

Hopefully you can share and teach your cell group members how important it is to maintain the unity and teach them why it is important.

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Free Mark & Matthew Bible Commentary from Logos.com

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CornerStone Biblical CommentaryThe Cornerstone Biblical Commentary consists of 9 volumes.

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I’ve tried and already had the commentaries in my possession. A worty addition, especially if you are a pastor, sunday school teacher or a cell group leader.

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