"Young Christians who follow the Lord wholeheartedly obey Him at many points, for their conscience is sensitive and easily moved by the Holy Spirit."
"Old believers, on the other hand, have so much knowledge that they tend to overlap their mind so as to numb the sensitivity of the conscience. They are tempted to do things according to the knowledge of their mind and seemingly render themselves immovable by the Holy Spirit."
- - Watchman Nee, in The Spiritual Man , Vol. 2
... "That though the saints at Corinth grew in these outward endowments [( speech, knowledge, spiritual gift )] they failed to grow in their spirit. Their intuition [(spiritual sense)] did not wax stronger. Increase in preaching eloquence, Bible knowledge, and spiritual gift is not reckoned as increase of spiritual life!"
"If the believer's spirit - that which is capable of communicating with God - does not grow stronger and keener, God judges that he has not grown at all!"
"No matter how much our mind, emotion and will may gain by speech, knowledge and gift, it is all deemed by God as vain if our spirit is not developing."
- - Watchman Nee, in The Spiritual Man , Vol. 2
[While in solitary confinement, in a metal shipping container,] "I had a routine: I would wake and pray, read and study my [smuggled] Bible, then write songs and write to prisoners, then exercise."
"Prison is a living death, and more than that, it is a death of dignity, hopes, and dreams."
[While being interrogated, I said,] 'I am always looking for opportunities to talk about my faith,' I replied, 'and to spread the news about Jesus. I am not ashamed of the gospel, and I will talk to anyone and to everyone. Jesus does not just want me to tell the prisoners about him, He wants me to tell the guards too. Even if the president were to visit the prison, I would tell him about the gospel.' They looked furious, so I continued, 'I am not afraid of you. You can do what you want to my body, you cannot touch my soul. You cannot even kill me unless it is God's will that I should die.'
- H. Berhane with E. Newrick, in Song of the Nightingale.
"An ethical leader operates according to the moral standards and principles of the Bible."
C. Jeffrey Wright on "Prescription for Leadership" in "Nonprofit Leadership in a For-Profit World" by Eds. D. J. Gyertson and J. Krivickas
"A person can be a leader of Godly repute and then blow it in an act of immorality, anger, or disgrace. We want to follow God to the very end."
... "Be a man or woman who goes deep in the Word of God regularly and persistently. It is marked by regular study of the scriptures, a meaningful devotional life, and consistent application of the Word to one's life. Depth in the Word of God, is the basis of all leadership."
"Our leadership is always a reflection and overflow of our life and walk with God. Consequently, we continually need to nurture this spiritual reservoir of our life."
Jerry White on "Leadership In Depth" in "Nonprofit Leadership in a For-Profit World" by Eds. D. J. Gyertson and J. Krivickas
"Once an individual accepts a leadership role in a Christian ministry, he is held to the highest standard of faithfulness."
"Faithfulness means always living what you preach and always keeping your word. One remains faithful through a continuing and deepening relationship with Jesus."
"Unless we go to the Father daily as Jesus did, and be refilled with the Spirit of God, we will end up operating on our own."
"The hallmark of a great leader is recognizing that leadership begins each day on your knees - seeking God's will, direction, and protection."
Michael T. Timmis on "Indispensable Attributes of Leadership" in "Nonprofit Leadership in a For-Profit World" by Eds. D. J. Gyertson and J. Krivickas
"To be a Christian leader, you must submit to God's will and be ready to serve Him completely" ...
"Before we can lead, we must first offer our service to God - unconditionally and on His terms. We must be sold out totally to His calling in our lives."
Richard Sterns on "Leading Best by Following First" in "Nonprofit Leadership in a For-Profit World" by Eds. D. J. Gyertson and J. Krivickas
[Jesus] ... "set a tone by his character and behavior, and He helped [His Disciples] to grow in how they came to treat one another. He promoted attentiveness to the Spirit and to the scriptures."
"Jesus, who was the most powerful person who ever lived, always used His power in service to others."
Steve Hayner on "Nurturing Your Organization's Culture" in "Nonprofit Leadership in a For-Profit World" by Eds. D. J. Gyertson and J. Krivickas
"If you are called to serve God, serve Him ... faithfully!""And expect amazing things to enter your life."
"Men and women of character - with clean hands and a burning heart fully committed to God - can be trusted, no matter how low the moral temperature in the social environment dips."
Israel L. Gaither on "Leading and Serving in His Strength" in "Nonprofit Leadership in a For-Profit World" by Eds. D. J. Gyertson and J. Krivickas
... "There is no greater element of credibility in a Christian context than a quality walk with God."
"Whatever initiative we take must always be consistent with the Word of God."
Steve Douglass on "Live, Love, and Lead" in "Nonprofit Leadership in a For-Profit World" by Eds. D. J. Gyertson and J. Krivickas
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