Posts by Barry Werner

Passion Can Change a Leader’s Life (217-5)

Passion can change a leader’s life. Read Acts 3. In several passages in the Bible, Peter, one of Jesus disciples, demonstrated that he was a man of passion. Matthew 14 has a story of Peter leaving a boat during a storm to walk on the water to meet with Jesus; Matthew 16 is where we…

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Leaders can have hope after a life-altering failure (217-4)

Individuals can be effective leaders even after a life-altering failure. Read Acts 2:14-40. In John 18 during Jesus’ trial and just prior to His crucifixion, Peter, one of Jesus closest friends and most trusted disciples had a failure in his character. Peter demonstrated disloyalty and cowardice when Jesus seemed to need him the most. The…

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Principles for Choosing New Teammates (217-3)

The suicide of Judas, the member of the team who had betrayed Jesus to the temple guards, left a vacant leadership position among the apostles. The criterion used by the disciples to choose a replacement leader for Judas seems a little sketchy but there are a few transferable principles to consider…

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Effective Leaders Cast Vision For Their Team (217-2)

Effective leaders insure their team understands the organization’s vision for the future. Read Acts 1:4-8. Jesus is making His farewell comments to His followers just prior to His return to heaven. Whatever He says to His disciples in these last few words will probably be remembered for the rest of their lives. He could have…

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The Wise leader will insure there is a succession plan. (217-1)

Wise leaders have a plan for the time they will no longer lead their team. Read John 21:15-19. Several weeks have gone by since Jesus’ death and resurrection. Some of Jesus’ disciples have left Jerusalem and gone north to their home territory near the Sea of Tiberias. The disciples had fished all night and had…

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