Category Archives: leadership

supervising well

20220518 supervising well 1 Timothy 5:17-25 1 Timothy 5:17 The elders who are effective leaders are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching. 1 Timothy 5:18 You see, the Scripture says: … Continue reading

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three schools for deacons

20220512 three schools for deacons 1 Timothy 3:8-13 (JDV) 1 Timothy 3:8 Deacons, likewise, should be worthy of respect, not insincere, not drinking a lot of wine, not greedy for money, 1 Timothy 3:9 holding the mystery of the faith … Continue reading

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out-front overseers

20220511 out-front overseers 1 Timothy 3:1-7 (JDV) 1 Timothy 3:1 This saying is reliable: “If anyone aims at being an overseer, he desires a noble achievement.” 1 Timothy 3:2 That is why an overseer must be blameless,1 the husband of … Continue reading

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how to start fighting

how to start fighting 20220507 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (JDV) 1 Timothy 2:1 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for every human,1 1 Timothy 2:2 for kings and all those who are in … Continue reading

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ordinary judges

ordinary judges Judges 12:8-15 (JDV) Judges 12:8 Ibzan, who was from Bethlehem, judged Israel after Jephthah Judges 12:9 and had thirty sons. He gave his thirty daughters in marriage to men outside the tribe and brought back thirty wives for … Continue reading

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the other shoe

the other shoe Judges 9:22-33 (JDV) Judges 9:22 When Abimelech had ruled over Israel three years, Judges 9:23 God sent an evil breath between Abimelech and the citizens of Shechem. They treated Abimelech deceitfully, Judges 9:24 so that the crime … Continue reading

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fire from the bramble

fire from the bramble Judges 9:7-21 (JDV) Judges 9:7 When they told Jotham, he climbed to the top of Mount Gerizim, raised his voice, and called to them: Listen to me, landowners of Shechem, and may God listen to you: … Continue reading

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checkered legacy

checkered legacy Judges 8:22-35 (JDV) Judges 8:22 Then the Israelites said to Gideon, “Govern over us, you as well as your sons and your grandsons, for you delivered us from the power of Midian.” Judges 8:23 But Gideon said to … Continue reading

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primary allegiance

primary allegiance Judges 7:16-25 (JDV) Judges 7:16 Then he divided the three hundred men into three companies and gave each of the men a trumpet in one hand and a hollow1 pitcher with a torch inside it in the other … Continue reading

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follow me, because

follow me, because Judges 3:27-31 (JDV) Judges 3:27 After he arrived, he sounded the ram’s horn throughout the hill country of Ephraim. The Israelites came down with him from the hill country, and he was in front. Judges 3:28 He … Continue reading

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