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Leadership

Behold, the Great King Josiah!

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

Good leaders do not compromise their convictions.

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Tags: king, isreal, worship, proscribed, kamloops

Grumbling against Leaders

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

Grumbling about leaders is really grumbling about God.

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Tags: grumbling, god, leader, trust, faith

The True Cost of Following Bad Leaders

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

“For behold, the Lord God of hosts is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah support and supply, all support of bread, and all support of water; the mighty man and the soldier, the judge and the prophet, the diviner and the elder, the captain of fifty and the man of rank, the...

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Tags: leadership, leaders, anarchy, society, congregationalism, church leadership

Morning Devotion: The Pitfall of Poor Shepherding

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

“Whoever misleads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance.” (Proverbs 28:10, ESV) It is bad enough being foolish or wicked (foolishness and evil bring their own pain), but it is especially bad to lead those who...

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Tags: leaders, leadership, choices, jesus, praise him, proverbs, pitfalls, pit, shepherd, stewardship

Decision Making: Learning from Leaders

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The scene appears almost comical to any self-respecting man living within the current century: mommy asking the boss for a promotion for her sons. In all fairness to moms, what parent wouldn’t want opportunity and advancement for their children? Regardless of the way the text may initially...

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Tags: leaders, leadership, jesus, choices, making decisions, deciding, choosing, oversight, shepherding

The Promised Shepherd

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The first observation I have is this: shepherds must be rather important from God’s view of things, or else He wouldn’t have wasted His time promising them to us. Therefore, it is very important that you find a man to be your shepherd. God says so! Having a shepherd is critical to God’s eternal...

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Tags: leadership, pastor, pastoral ministry, faithful, trustworthy

Every Man a Watchman

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

“Danger, Will Robinson!” comes to mind as I read over Isaiah 62, especially as I read Isaiah 62:6. God calls to us through the prophet Isaiah to stand as watchmen over our city. The prophet declares on God’s behalf, “On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night...

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