Posts tagged with: 1 Kings

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Preparing to Receive God’s Wisdom

We can imitate the example of Jesus, making time for solitude and silence so that we might hear the “still, small voice” of God’s Spirit.

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Life in Lockdown:
Shaped in Solitude

Relationship with other people is essential to our humanity. Yet, at the same time, Scripture commends the value of being alone at times.

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Longing to Be Right

You and I might quickly look at two boys arguing over who gets to keep a birthday balloon or two distraught women seeking justice when only one baby is left between them, and try to figure out which one is “right.” A longing to be right is often at the heart of so many of our divisions.

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Mentors and Mentees are Both Impacted

Am I being a mentor? I made the claim yesterday that the powerful mentor/mentee relationship of Elijah to Elisha is something modern leaders should emulate today.

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The Power of Mentoring: When the Mentee Surpassed the Mentor

As I was preparing a sermon recently, I was inspired by a blog by Daira Curran to remember the importance of mentoring (http://purposecity.com/insights/biblical-importance-mentor/). Here in this story of Elijah and Elisha, we get a picture of a unique relationship of mentor and mentee. If you are familiar with the story, you’ll remember that Elijah was a powerful prophet who was ultimately raptured — never tasting death! How could the mentee Elisha ever out-do that? Yet Elisha asked for a double portion of Elijah’s spirit, which resulted in a fruitful ministry for Elisha that some would argue surpassed that of his mentor.

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