Transformation

“You can plant a church and grow a church. That’s not that hard to do, but it’s harder to be a viable source of transformation in a city or your time or space.”  Erwin McManus

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”  Romans 12:2

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Expressing Joy!

“Since God has given me a cheerful heart, He will forgive me for serving Him cheerfully.” – Franz Joseph Haydn

 “Do not be grieved. The joy of the Lord is your strength!”  – Nehemiah 8:10

Actions

“Well done is better than well said.”  – Benjamin Franklin

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”  2 Timothy 2:15

Getting Along

“The most useful person in the world today is the man or woman who knows how to get along with other people. Human relations is the most important science in living.”  – Stanley C. Allyn

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”  Ephesians 4:29-32

Respect

“Men are respectable only as they respect.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV

Influence of the Worship Leader

“Every aspect of the time we spend together in the worshipping Christian community influences the kind of people we are becoming.”- Marva Dawn

“Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.”    Acts 20:28 (NIV)

Courage

“Without courage all other virtues lose their meaning.”  – Winston Churchill

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9

Leadership

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch

“Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?”   1 Corinthians 14:8

 

Compromise

“People talk about the middle of the road as though it were unacceptable. Actually, all human problems, excepting morals, come into the gray areas. Things are not all black and white. There have to be compromises. The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

“Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.”                                                                                                         – Romans 14:1