Leadership Rants

- If my character is so out of line with my preaching that my wife struggles to come to church, I need to stop preaching.

- Gifted people are a dime a dozen people, anointed people, people who minister out of the overflow of their walk with Jesus are not.

- My ministry will only last as long as my body does, so I need to take care of my body.

- “No” is the most liberating word in the English language.

- I am not omni-competent, so stop trying to be.

- Be ruthless with time but gracious with people.

- I am not my gifts, so stop being so sad when you preach a bad sermon.

- I am not my calendar.

- There’s one Savior, and it’s not me, so stop trying to change people, I can’t even change myself.

- Build His kingdom, not yours.

- Comparing yourself to others will either make you self righteous, or depressed. 

- Gain money, give money, grow money.

- The undisciplined life is not worth living.

- Read.  Read.  Read.

- Above all else, take care of your soul.

- It’s an awful thing to be worshiped; feeding into it always ends bad.  See Herod, and just about every mega superstar. 

- Always sneak a peak at the rear view mirror of your past, and praise God for how far He’s brought you.

- Never get so sophisticated in your theology that, “Jesus loves me this I know,” fails to move you.