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Today's Daily Devotional Excerpt

Leading Without Permission
“Leaders Called to Serve Should Seize the Moment without Permission”

“Now when he came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people confronted him as he was teaching, and said, by what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?”

Featured Scripture: Matthew 21:23
Background Scripture: Matthew 21:23–27; Acts 4:1–22

In our lesson today we find Jesus in the Temple teaching and revealing God’s true nature. Jesus’ role as the Messiah placed Him in direct conflict with a centuries-old religious system. The Temple was God’s house, and Jesus, the Son of God, needed no man’s permission to fulfill His calling and reveal the promises of Scripture. He was the...read more »

Our Prayer: Jesus, thank You for coming into the temple of my heart and calling me to Your service. If You called me to lead others in Your name, that is all the permission I need to begin. Create in me a humble heart to know when You are calling me to do something bold for You. Even when others resist my leadership, grant me courage and strength to complete the task You ask me to do. Amen.
Tomorrow's Devotional: Leading From Our Knees

Foreward by Joe Turnham

Throughout generations people have combed the Holy Scriptures in search of meaning, purpose, solace and forgiveness. Its words give us new understanding of creation, history, prophecy and revelation: therein, we find the promise of the soul’s salvation.

But my own burden and calling that led me to the writing of this book, Leading From Our Knees, revealed to me that the Holy Scriptures are also the ultimate collection of timeless leadership precepts. From Genesis to Revelation we encounter those many reluctant and imperfect characters that God chose to become leaders for holy tasks. God worked His providence and purpose through each of them and bids you also as a leader in this time to become a partner in building the Kingdom of God. read more »