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Priorities Series: The Test of Christian Leadership – Servanthood?

NOTE FROM LUMINEX: This is the fourth entry in an 8-week series on Priorities. Today’s focus is Servant Leadership. Enjoy! The words of Jesus haunted me as a new pastor: “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all” (Mark 9:35 NIV). Well, sure Jesus. That’s a great idea. But what does that mean? How can a servant lead and …

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Priorities Series: Discipleship

NOTE FROM LUMINEX: This is the third entry in an 8-week series on Priorities. Today’s focus is Discipleship. Enjoy! Frequently we notice growth after it happens—when we’re not watching. Mostly, I think it’s because we expect growth to only feel exciting. But growth, growing, involves changing and breaking. Growth involves growing pains. Are there areas in your life that the Lord may want to …

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Priorities Series: Evangelism – It May Be Easy to Preach and Teach, But …

NOTE FROM LUMINEX: This is the second entry in an 8-week series on Priorities. Today’s focus is Evangelism. Enjoy! As a pastor I found Evangelism easy to preach and teach. But living evangelism out in my daily life – well that was entirely different. It’s a truth that hit me hard on two related occasions. The first occasion occurred one Easter season following …

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Priorities Series: Kingdom-Focused Prayer

NOTE FROM LUMINEX: Today is the first entry in an 8-week series on Priorities. We are delighted to have Jon Sherrill, Lead Pastor at Fifth Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, begin our series by writing about Kingdom-Focused Prayer. Enjoy!   In the ancient world, when a disciple said to their rabbi, “Teach us to pray,” the disciple was asking for much …

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Priorities …

Happy New Year! As we enter 2018, we thought it would be appropriate to begin the new year with a series on Priorities. The series will cover eight written blogs, and will begin on January 8 and conclude on February 26. In the Priorities series you will hear perspectives on key Luminex priorities from eight different writers, some of whom are part of …