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What picture of the future has God tattooed on your heart?

As a leader, what picture of the future has God tattooed on your heart concerning the organization you lead?

This soul-tattoo is called vision.

When you have a vision from God, there is an internal pull that you can’t measure. But you know it’s real.

It ...

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|Church
That's what I'd like to help us think about in this blog.
What the Church Should Look Like
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Welcome to “Just Marinating”!

The concept of this name comes from John 15:5, “abide in Christ.” In this context, to marinate means to think about, to meditate on, to dwell on. In this blog, I want to help us think about and meditate on the amazing ...

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|Leadership
Three Practices to Grow as a Leader.
Instead of Building Your Platform, Build Your Character
Erick Hodge

If you’re a pastor or leader, words like “platform” and “influence” are important.

But if we aren’t careful, in our desire to build our platform and influence, the end result will be building our EGO.

As leadership gurus Ken Blanchard ...

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|Leadership
Simple steps we can take to guard our hearts.
Pastor, Five Signs We're in Danger
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I’ve learned a great spiritual lesson from the series, “Lord of the Rings,” that I pray will guide and protect me, my wife and children, and the people I lead at Transformation Church.

In this epic story, Sméagol kills a friend for a special ring ...

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|Discipleship
Simply gathering Biblical facts won’t change the world.
Do We Have Discipleship Wrong?
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In the American educational system, from first grade all the way up through high school, we’re taught to memorize INFORMATION, and then take a test. If we pass the intellectual test, then we move on to the next grade.

We’ve transferred this learning pattern ...

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|Church
Does our preaching and teaching cause people to focus more on themselves than on Jesus?
Christ-less Christianity
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I have a great concern for the Bride of Christ, Jesus’ Beloved Church.

My concern is not for brick and mortar, but the people for whom Jesus shed His precious, sin-removing, guilt-removing, shame-removing, life-giving blood.

I’m concerned that much of the ...

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|Evangelism
An invitation to a friend may save a life.
I was Going to Commit Suicide, but…
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I received a letter some time ago that I have to share with you. You see, when I received this letter, I was tired and discouraged. We’d been out of room at Transformation Church at our broadcast location for years, even with five services. I wasn’t sure we’d ...

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