Tuesday, February 27, 2007

What's Going On?

Hey guys!
I am so ecstatic to be a part of this group. I have already felt God working in my life. Each day I feel like I am growing closer to Him. I know that talking with you guys and developing lasting friendships will be life changing for me. I am excited that we now have a way to communicate with each other throughout the month. Great idea Steve! Have a blessed night and know that I am praying for each of you.

Books!!

Hey, Hey, Hey, sorry it is taking me awhile to respond, I am not in front of my computer as much as I was before Freedom. The books are in and they are ready for you to pick up, I will have them at church with me on Sunday or you can call me and come by the house and pick them up. Thanks and happy reading!

Getting Together Plans and Question

Hey guys,

Blogging is awesome Steve, cool idea for keeping us together! Greg, everything is copasetic . I'll try and give you a call tonight.

Also, let me say that I agree with Greg that we should get together more often. Sooooo, I'm proposing that we all meet at my place on Friday, March 16. Time ~8p. It's about halfway till our March meeting and it could be a chance for us to chill together. I'll send out an email as well. Let me know what you guys think either via blog or email.

Lastly, with my previous blog I would try and post a question to get a discussion going, so here we go. Jeff, after your last presentation on prayer, it got me to thinking about why we pray. Then i got to thinking about how God is in control of everything. Sooooo, if God is in control of everything, then why do we pray and ask Him for things? My point being is that we do not know God's plan and we could be asking for something to happen and it's not in His plan. Therefore, why even ask at all? Just wanted to get everyone's opinion on that.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Where are the books?

I am very much enjoying this group and wishing our schedules allowed us to meet more often!
Jeff, Did you get the new books yet? I would like to get started. I need lots of time!
Kevin, call me back. I want to make sure all is ok? 612-8196
This is great. I never Blogged before today and now all of sudden I have 2. Welcome to the modern world.

Awesome Group of Guys

I am so excited about this group! I already see God doing great things in our lives. NOTHING is impossible with God. We will have better relationships with our wife and children, we will be stronger leaders, we will find and fulfill our purpose before the end of our year together. Be encouraged and keep praying for each other. Love to each of you! Pastor Jeff

Before Joshua Was a Leader He Was Willing to Serve

- For forty years he served under Moses in the Wilderness
- He was known as "Moses' assistant", "his servant"
Exodus 24:13; 33:11

- Great leaders are people who have no problem with serving others
if that is their lot in life; indeed, it helps prepare to them to lead.

"Sermons from the Old Testament:
The Leadership Qualities of Joshua"

Saturday, February 24, 2007

February 2007 - Developing the Leader Within You

What an awesome book! So many aspects that we can apply to our lives. I found the entire book an excellent resource, especially the chapter on "Vision". I thank God and ask God every day to continue guiding my life with his Vision for my church, my family and my team at work.

John Maxwell has other excellent leadership materials both in print and on the internet. See his links on this page under our links section.