David Murray

Media Tips, Trust Tips, Writing Tips,

1:29 Daily Devotional: Tips from a Media Training Day (1 Corinthians 15:1-11) 6:17 “Who can I trust ?” with Jo de Blois 10:41 Writing Tips Your Story Matters by Leslie Leyland Fields New Book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us Into His Visit thestorychanger.life for more resources on changing our story…

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Three Questions about Worship, A Stolen Purse, Story Apologetics

0:27 Daily Devotional: How do we decide how to do church? (1 Corinthians 14) 4:53: A Stolen Purse with Jean Gomes 11:13: Telling a Better Story About Christianity No Christianity is not as bad as you think by Josh Howerton New Book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us Into His Visit…

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The Best Spiritual Gift, How to strip off a band-aid, My social media blocking policy

0:32 Daily Devotional: Why is Love the Best Spiritual Gift (1 Corinthians 13:4-13) 6:00 Meribeth Schierbeek rips of a band-aid. 10:53 How to get blocked by me on social media New Book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us Into His Visit thestorychanger.life for more resources on changing our story with God’s…

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The Best Spiritual Gift, Hot Tub Christianity, Pro-Eternal-Life

0:40 Daily Devotional: What’s the best spiritual gift? (1 Corinthians 12:27-13:3) 4:44: Hot Tub Christianity Laid-Back Religion by J I Packer 10:34 Pro-Eternal-Life After Roe, How do we Stand for Life? by Lauren Mcafee. Free eBook: The Case for Life New Book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us Into His Visit…

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Body Shame, Escaping Shame, Cultural Shame

0:38 Daily Devotional: Body-Shaming (1 Corinthians 12:14-27) 4:48 Jo de Blois goes to her garage to learn about how to escape from shame. 10:46 Douglas Murray highlights our culture’s confusion about shame. Our Shifting Definition of Shame by Douglas Murray New Book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us Into His Visit thestorychanger.life for more resources…

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Church Divisions, Ark Arguments, My Vision for Pastoral Care

0:18 Daily Devotional: A Cure for Church Divisions (1 Corinthians 12:1-11) 6:05 What is your faith in? Ty Joseph reflects on a lesson he learned when his family visited the Ark Encounter. 9:07 My vision for pastoral care and counseling in my congregation. New Book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us…

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Eating Together and Staying Together, Go Deeper to Go Wider, Pro-Lifers Step Up

0:21 “The Family that Eats Together Stays Together” 6:06 My Vision for a Deeper Church 10:34 Pro-lifers step up by raising $40,000 to help teen mother of twins who was “forced to give birth” to them. Here’s the Washington Post Article that started it all. Here’s a critique of the article. Here’s the Go Fund…

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Men with two heads, Jo falls off a ladder, Reformation in the CRC?

0:22 Daily Devotional: What is male headship (1 Corinthians 11:1-16) On Headcoverings by Barry York 5:37 What makes us fall? by Jo De Blois 10:55 Has Reformation started in the CRC? The CRC’s valiant stand and Calvin’s moment of truth by Steven Wedgeworth New Book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us…

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Gray Area Decisions, A Fishing Disaster, No Father’s Day

0:30 Daily Devotional: How do I make decisions in the gray areas? (1 Corinthians 10:23-31) 4:47 A fishing disaster which taught me about prayer. 9:47 No Father’s Day. America’s Crisis is a Lack of Fathers

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3. Where can I learn about Christian leadership?

GOD TEACHES US ABOUT CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP THROUGH THREE MAIN RESOURCES

God doesn’t leave us to make it up ourselves but has generously provided resources.

GOD’S PRECEPTS

God’s Word is the primary and foundational source of teaching on Christian leadership.

The Christian leader must follow God’s general moral precepts (The Ten Commandments) and leader-specific precepts and commands (e.g. 1 Tim. 3:2; 2 Tim. 2:24).

GOD’S PATTERNS

God also provides us with models, or metaphors, of leadership: the servant, the shepherd, the captain, the father, the steward, etc.

These models come alive in the lives of Jesus, biblical characters, church history, and in our pastors and elders.

AND GOD’S PROVIDENCE

In God’s gracious providence, he has given leadership gifts to many outside the Church: We can learn from leaders in politics, the military, sports, business, etc., as long as we use the Bible first, most, as our framework, and as our sieve.

SUMMARY: God teaches us about Christian leadership through three main resources: his precepts, his patterns, and his providence.

VIsit www.thestorychanger.life for more resources

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