Manage the Moment or Build the Individual. You Choose.

There are two ways of influencing a situation that tend to dominate the leadership landscape. One is to manage the moment. This is when the person in authority recognizes the need for change and pursues a safer course toward transformation, putting into motion the manipulation of tasks or systems or behavior for an immediate effect. In general the burden of responsibility […]

Write This Down: Sloth

“Write This Down…” provides a restatement of selected points or observations from various teaching venues at which Pastor Matthew speaks. The following material is from Pastor Matthew’s sermon entitled, “Sloth,” part of the series called “The Seven Deadly Sins,” the weekend of October 3, 2010 at Bethel Church: Sloth is the crisis of taking sacred responsibilities and opportunities and replacing […]

The Lord Remembers

The large crowd suggests that it was early afternoon, but it really doesn’t matter. The important thing is what happened to Zechariah. The supreme moment of his Levitical service had arrived. The lot had fallen his way. The Privilege was finally his. When word came that the duty was his, Zechariah no doubt saw his many years of service race […]