Sunday, October 31, 2010

JC's Business Principles Mark 6:35-44

Feeding 5000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish is miraculous.

As Jesus looked on the crowd with compassion; the disciples were asked to step out and trust Jesus to supply their dietary needs.

The business principles used in feeding the 5000 are powerful and relevant today!
1) The disciples asked if they should spend 8 months wages to feed the 5000.
They had 8 months wages saved.
2) Continually give thanks for what we have, don't look at what we don't have.
3) He organized the crowd so all needs would be met; no need is too small.
4) How we use our resources, should reflect the heart of God. They should be used to serve a needy world with compassion.
5) When we act in faith and thankfully give there is always more than enough.

Thank God for His generous provision for your life!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Relationships, not issues...

The apostle Paul was an amazing communicator. He got things done and he moved mightily in the power of the Holy Spirit. He was a risk taker, a church planter and a leader. But throughout his ministry he always kept close contact with the churches & their believers. He was always people focused; he never lost sight of what his true purpose and ministry love.

We need risk takers with big visions; we need entrepreneurs with huge plans and we need courageous & ambitious church planters with purpose. But we can never afford to put plans ahead of people.

We are called to love God and love people..."to be imitators of Christ Jesus".

Let us build His Church based on loving relationships.