A Lesson In Leadership – First Peter Bible Study Day 10

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An excerpt:

What makes a good leader? Today’s passage from 1 Peter addresses church leaders, but I think it can be easily applied to today because it talks about the qualities of a good leader: being responsible of the people you overlook, but not asserting your authority too much.

Being in charge gives some people the idea that they can just tell everyone working for them what to do, no questions asked. “You say ‘Jump,’ I say ‘How high?’” kind of thing. Other examples of bad leadership can be seen in corrupt politicians and corporate executives. Even women in charge can succumb to the corruption of power, such as Queen Jezebel and Lady Macbeth.

But good leaders exist. In both men and women. Just look at Judith, from the previous Bible study, who was able to lead an army to victory. Or Queen Esther who saved her people from genocide. There are also leaders found within the saints such as Joan of Arc, who lead an army, and Queen Elizabeth of Hungary. (See, there is such a thing as a good queen!)

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Trial By Fire: First Peter Bible Study Day 9

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An excerpt:

Why does a God who is supposed to be all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving allow human beings to suffer? This question gets brought up by Christians and non-believers alike. There aren’t any easy answers, to be honest. Humans were born with a tendency to sin ever since the original sin of Adam and Eve.

People make choices that can change things for the worse either accidentally or on purpose. Bad things happen to good people. It’s a fact of life. I’m not here to try and solve that problem of evil. I’m not here to lie to you and say that all your problems will go away overnight. The answer I always hear about why bad things happen is because God allows them to and that he works the trials and tribulations we suffer into His will.

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Strength in Adversity: First Peter Bible Study Day 5

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In which I talk about Pope John Paul II and how you can bloom where you’re planted.

An excerpt:

Just because we’re living in a society where we aren’t slaves and have the freedom to do whatever we want doesn’t mean that we act like a bunch of party animals. Nor should we act like entitled brats that think that we should get everything that we want or say whatever we want because it’s a free country. Instead, Peter says

“Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that, though they malign you as evildoers, they may see your honorable deeds and glorify God when he comes to judge.”            (1 Peter 2:12)

So no matter who’s in charge on Earth, we ought to live our lives in as God wants us to lead them.This doesn’t go against the idea of civil disobedience.

 

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