The Influence of Studying

Today, we are exploring John Wesley's study. Behind me, we find his personal belongings: his chair, glasses, and desk. What I am most amazed by are the volumes that were…

  • The Influence of Studying

    Today, we are exploring John Wesley’s study. Behind me, we find his personal belongings: his chair, glasses, and desk. What I am most amazed by are the volumes that were written and Methodisms founded. Here, we see how Christianity was influenced by someone who dedicated their life to studying. Studying calls for discipline and training. It is something that is put into practice. What are you studying today? How will you implement that in your daily life?

  • Personal Disciplines

    In this Tuesday with Sam Chand Special, we continue our journey in the home of John Wesley. I am in John Wesley’s private prayer room where we see his personal Bible, table, and chair. He would spend time in prayer before attending his 5:00 AM chapel service. John Wesley, who changed the world, was not just a praying man, but also had personal disciplines in his life. Personal disciplines would either make you or break you. What personal disciplines have challenged you?

  • The Home of John Wesley

    Somewhere on down the line you will have to deal with Judas. Jesus talked about it in John 6:64-71, It must have been a very painful thing for Jesus to have to talk about. One of the things that I have learned is that as a young leader I got Judas and Peter confused, they both denied Jesus. Here is what I have learned their differences were.

  • First Attempt in Learning

    Agreement is not the same thing as leading by consensus. I think some times that leading by consensus is the lowest form of leadership. And some times it is the alleviating of the responsibility of the leader just letting everyone else make the decisions. You need a decisive leader. Let me talk some more on this thing called agreement.

  • Do The Right Thing

    I took a trip a couple of weeks ago to Cincinnati, Ohio with my family. The first thing we do before we begin the road trip is fill up the tank of our vehicle. It would be foolish of us to complete an eight hour drive on one tank of gas. Every so often, we must stop and refuel. If we don’t refuel, we will be running on “empty.” It is foolish of us as leaders to operate on empty. Here is a few reasons as to why it is important to pause and refuel.

  • Detached Concern

    They say the only constant in life is change. Many people like change, or at least they say they do. They love to change their decor, hair color, and so forth. That is because it is change that they are initiating. But when it comes to others initiating change, they become a little, or a lot resistant. I am a part of the majority. Change is not bad and this is why.

  • Think Solutions

    I want to give you a couple of tips on opportunities and the right doors to walk through in life. As we walk through life, we make many decisions and are presented with many opportunities. With these circumstances and the “doors” we’ll be exposed to, we must know the right doors to walk through.

  • Handling Disappointments and Setbacks

    Sometimes opportunities and callings look the same. However, when you begin to look a little deeper, you see that not every opportunity is your true calling. I tell a lot of leaders that many opportunities will come and go, but the calling of God will lead to opportunities. Do not chase after opportunities. Instead, reflect and find your calling.

  • Staying Married

    As leaders, it is imperative that we show our people how to walk in forgiveness. A couple of years ago we as a family went through a situation with another family in the church. They were in leadership and good friends of ours. We had taken family vacations with them, we had helped raise their kids and they helped us raise ours. And one day they ended up leaving the church. This is how I handled it.

  • Connecting on the Human Level

    Everybody has qualities that they try to exhibit in their leadership and what I’ll give you is nothing new. But I do believe that these three in the ministry that I’ve had over the last 4 decades have been the biggest three that have made the biggest impact in my life as a leader. I’m not going to give them to you in any certain order but I try to constantly practice them on a daily basis. Here are my big 3 on leadership…

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