Today's Devotions

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  • Fruit of the Spirit: Love +

    Love nurtures each of these fruits—for me it is the root of the tree of my life Read More
  • Melchizedek: A Royal Priest-Precursor of Jesus +

    Who was Melichizedek, and why does this barely mentioned priest, from an unknown country, play such a prominent role with Read More
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stanleyandy5 01If I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith,

I am glad and rejoice with you all. —Philippians 2:17

Andy Stanley talks about continually pouring ourselves into the lives of those in our teams, whether they be church, business, or small groups. We are called to not fill ourselves up so we can be full, but so we can continually share what Jesus pours into our life. 

What does it mean to "pour into" the lives of your team members?

Our responsibility as "beyond you" leaders is not to teach everything, but to share what we do know with those coming along behind us.

Discuss these questions with your team or answer them yourself:

1) Who in your life has this attitude? Who in your life do you wish had this attitude, because you'd love to learn from them?

2) Why do you think it is hard to practice "emptying your cup" on a daily basis? What things hold you back?

3) How important is having something to show for your leadership to you? How do you think you find the balance between pursuing accumulation and emptying your cup on behalf of others?


Reflections to Consider

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Audio & Video

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  • Witnesses for Jesus by Tim Keller (Mark 15) +

    Tim Keller discusses the significance of the women and men who saw Jesus die, buried, and resurrected.  Read More
  • Prayer-bringing light into darkness by NT Wright +

    NT Wright discusses the importance of prayer in maintaining a relationship with Jesus. Read More
  • After darkness, light-the reformation by Michael Reeves +

    Michael Reeves discusses the transformative power of bringing Jesus to the world at the heart of the Reformation. Read More
  • The Esther Option-Living in a fallen world by Mike Cosper +

    The following is an excerpt from an article on The Gospel Coalition website. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Falling in Love With God +

    “falling in love with God,” as Boa’s subtitle for the facet explains. In this approach we attempt to enter into Read More
  • One Holy Fire, Nicky Cruz +

    The introduction to One Holy Fire, Let the Spirit Ignite Your Soul establishes Cruz’s desire to awaken the passion and Read More
  • Transformed +

    Webster defines devotion as “love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity or cause.” How do we fall in love Read More
  • A Christ-Life Through Spiritual Alignment +

    A Christ-Life Through Spiritual Alignment Something has gone wrong deep within me and gets the better of me every time. Read More
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