What to Do When There is Less Finance but More Opportunities

What to Do When There is Less Finance but More Opportunities

Proverbs‬ ‭11:24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ “There is one who scatters, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty.”    So many of the Proverbs draw from the agricultural examples of that day.   This particular Proverb is making an observation from the life of a farmer, who scatters seeds liberally in various places – in the hopes …

How to Become a Great Bible Teacher 

How to Become a Great Bible Teacher 

Please Read: 1 Tim 1:1-17 NIV 1. Know that you are called. (v. 1) It’s not surprising that after a major disappointment, we might be tested. The enemy wants to challenge our calling. So how do we help ourselves and others during these times of testing? Luke 4 offers a good answer to this question. Go to the Word (try journaling!). Reading God’s Word will …

Right Attitudes in the Middle of a Pandemic

Right Attitudes in the Middle of a Pandemic

How do we fight attitudes that take away happiness?   ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭23:19 NLT‬‬ My child, listen and be wise: Keep your heart on the right course.   Sometimes we have to fight to keep our hearts on the right track. We have to fight the flood of wrong voices that will try to invade our hearts and minds, and listen to God’s voice to help …

How to Wean Yourself of Junk Food

How to Wean Yourself of Junk Food

2 Timothy‬ ‭4:3-5‬ ‭MSG You’re going to find that there will be times when people will have no stomach for solid teaching, but will fill up on spiritual junk food—catchy opinions that tickle their fancy. They’ll turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. But you —keep your eye on what you’re doing; accept the hard times along with the good; keep the Message alive; …


Healthy Talk

Ps Rod Monthly Teaching - Healthy Talk

Is your “talk” or “teaching” bringing health to people? Let’s take a look at Paul – the Apostles – instructions to Titus: “But you should talk in a way that is consistent with sound teaching.” – ‭‭Titus‬ ‭2:1‬ ‭(CEB‬‬) “Likewise, encourage the younger men to be sensible (7) in every way. Offer yourself as a role model of good actions. Show integrity, seriousness, (8) and …


Delegation: Releasing the Next Generation

Delegation: Releasing the next generation

“You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.” 2 Timothy 2:2 NLT   Multiplying Leaders The most effective way to multiply leaders is to identify reliable people and bring them closer to you to: engage, train, and encourage them, and give …


Leadership That Belongs

Ps Rod Plummer, leadership teaching. Leadership that Belongs

“And I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good for them. I will put a desire in their hearts to worship me, and they will never leave me.” Jeremiah‬ ‭32:40‬ ‭NLT It’s settled, we belong! Out of this God-given security, we can make contributions in our work place or church with confidence. We can focus our desires on doing …

Serve the Lord with Gladness

Serve The Lord With Gladness

One of my life scriptures is Psalm 100:2. It says, “Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.” One of the greatest things you can do at Church is turn up happy. It doesn’t say serve the Lord with “sadness” or “madness,” but it says to turn up with, “gladness.” I’ve learned you can become cheerful very fast. It may have been …

What’s The Mission of the Church?

Whats the Mission of the Church? It's the same mission Jesus had

Luke 19:9-10 (NIV) (9) Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. (10) For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” This was a great moment of salvation. Zacchaeus the tax collector turned away from his old way of living and looked to Jesus. I sense the joy …


Disciple With Joy

Disciple with joy

Discipleship sometimes has a bad name. Or a no name. It’s ignored or disliked. Why? Here are some reasons I’ve heard:- ‘Too much hard work.’ ‘It’s unfruitful in the short term’ ‘There have been some very bad models.’ ‘There’s no joy in it.’ But … Jesus was the best discipler. And he told us all ‘go and make disciples’ (Mat 28:19) And he discipled with …