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Mentoring #3—Self-Spoken Mentoring

By the fruit of your mouth your hunger will be satisfied; you will be filled with the product of your lips. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love that power will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:20–21 We can confidently hope to “speak what is good for building up” … Continue reading

Mentoring #2—Mentor Service

The kings of the nations lord it over them. … But you are not this way; rather, a leader must become like a servant. … For I am among you as the one who serves. Luke 22:25–27 “Follow me!” is the legitimate call of leaders who have earned the right to lead. How do we … Continue reading

Mentoring #1—Strength for Mentoring

Most of us probably don’t think of ourselves as mentors. But if we’re Christians, what we say and do affects the people around us, shaping who they are and how they behave. Sometimes we do this intentionally, sometimes unwittingly. Since we are indeed engaging in some degree of mentoring, we would be wise to try … Continue reading

Team #8—Praise for the Team

There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 1 Corinthians 14:4–6 Together everyone accomplished more. Together you create and sustain all that is not God. Together … Continue reading

Team #7—Able to Admonish

I myself have become persuaded about you, my brothers and sisters, that you are full of goodness, in that you have been filled with all knowledge so you are able to admonish one another. Romans 15:14 Imagine that! We who follow Jesus in the obedience of faith are full of goodness. Not just any goodness, … Continue reading

Team #6—All for One, One for All

God has composed the body … so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 1 Corinthians 12:24–25 A kidney specialist once commented that God made the body just to carry around our kidneys; everything the body does is designed to feed, … Continue reading

Team #5—Loving Investment

Jesus said, “Love your enemies, and do good. … Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.” Luke 6:35–38 The economics of God’s relational strategy seem … Continue reading

Team #4—Purifying Love

“I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be my people. … I will welcome you. I will be a father to you.” Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. … Continue reading

Team #3—Needed Grace

Do not let any rotten word proceed from your mouth, but only what is good for servicing someone’s need, in order to give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29 Gracious words can flow from the joy of our hearts, through others’ ears, to the joy of their hearts. This is amazing! It’s also daunting. … Continue reading

Team #2—Monkey See, Monkey Do

If you will fear the Eternal and serve him, and listen to his voice and not rebel against the command of the Eternal, then both you and also the king who reigns over you will follow the Eternal, your God. 1 Samuel 12:14 The dynamics of teamwork are unique in that the principle of cause … Continue reading