Paul's Leadership Insights

The Discipleship Dilemma

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In 1 Corinthians 4:15—16, the Apostle Paul gives the church at Corinth guidance. He writes to warn the church leaders. He takes a powerful and straightforward look at one of the purposes of the church. For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. Paul birthed the church at Corinth. As its spiritual father, it was his “baby” in Christ. It began growing, and as it did, many instructors and teachers popped up and...

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In the book of Jeremiah, we see a stirring picture of the life and ministry of the prophet Jeremiah. The task of leadership given to him by God was anything but easy. It was full of criticism, conflict, and opposition. He was called to be a prophet in Judah under the great King Josiah and his two sons: Jehoiakim and Zedekiah. Jeremiah saw the kingdom rise to spiritual heights under Josiah and then he watched it fall completely under the next generation. He saw one generation live wholly for God and the next rebel against God and be destroyed. As...

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