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Author: Mark Roberts

Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a Senior Strategist for Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership, where he focuses on the spiritual development and thriving of leaders. He is the principal writer of the daily devotional, Life for Leaders, and the founder of the De Pree Center’s Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Initiative. Previously, Mark was the Executive Director of the De Pree Center, the lead pastor of a church in Southern California, and the Senior Director of Laity Lodge in Texas. He has written eight books, dozens of articles, and over 2,500 devotions that help people discover the difference God makes in their daily life and leadership. With a Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard, Mark teaches at Fuller Seminary, most recently in his D.Min. cohort on “Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation.” Mark is married to Linda, a marriage and family counselor, spiritual director, and executive coach. Their two grown children are educators on the high school and college level.

We Still Need the Power of Purpose in a Pandemic

Just over a year ago the De Pree Center’s Third Third Initiative hosted a Zoom webinar called The Power of Purpose in a Pandemic….

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Favoring People Who Cannot Return the Favor

Jesus exhorts us not to be motivated by self-interest in how we treat others.

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Workday Prayers: Thanksgiving in October

When we offer gratitude to God, we don’t have to shout across the heavens.

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Choosing Humility

Whether among our colleagues at work or in the wider world of social media, we who seek to follow Jesus can choose the way of humility.

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Living a Mustard-Seed Life

The kingdom of God is truly present in your life in lots of “mustard seed” size actions.

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Embracing the Priorities of Jesus

As we learn to strive first of God’s kingdom, our priorities will become more and more like the priorities of Jesus.

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What is Your Manure?

We need the Lord’s help to engage in practices that form our lives in positive ways even though we experience them negatively.

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Workday Prayers: Living in the Tension of Faith

When things are hard at work, when injustice prevails, we wonder where God is.

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Use Your Gifts Well!

Jesus says that from those to whom much has been given, much will be required.

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Where is Your Treasure?

As people who strive for God’s kingdom, we choose to value what God values most of all, and this leads us to a life of generosity.

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What God Loves to Give You

God takes pleasure in blessing us, guiding us, and empowering us for the work of the kingdom.

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Strive for the Kingdom of God

Jesus tells his disciples to strive for God’s kingdom. We do this by seeking intentionally, energetically, and consistently to live under God’s reign in every part of life.

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Workday Prayers: When Work Has Worn You Down to Nothing

When bad things happen at work, when we watch others getting the accolades we desire, when we’re so tired we can hardly think straight, we can get stuck in self-pity. We can make bad decisions and treat people poorly.

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What is the Kingdom of God?

Jesus urges us to strive for the kingdom of God. That’s great, except we need to know what the kingdom of God is.

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For What Are You Striving?

What do you want most in life? What are the things that motivate you, even tantalize you?

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