Episode 492

Send Relief Partnering With Baptist Village, TX Baptist Men Witnessing With Food & Leading With Integrity

Dec 1, 2023

Though the cease fire has been in place over the past few days in the Middle East, there are many who still need help. Meanwhile, a group of believers from Texas are providing food to those reeling from the devastation in Israel and Gaza. And, how can you lead with integrity and care? Pastor Steve Viars writes, “Establish a Relationship with the Greatest Leader.”

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Though the cease fire has been in place over the past few days in the Middle East, there are many who still need help.

Send Relief is partnering with Baptist Village to provide physical and emotional support to those displaced by the war in Israel and Gaza.

They’ve been providing temporary housing, food, bomb shelters, shower units and even trauma counseling at Baptist Village.

The facility opened in 1946. Officials say in most cases their guests are Messianic Jews and Evangelical Arab Israelis.

To learn how to help Send Relief efforts visit SendRelief.org.
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Meanwhile, a group of believers from Texas are providing food to those reeling from the devastation in Israel and Gaza.

Just across the Israeli border and only a few miles from Gaza, the group says they are preparing up to 3,000 meals a day.

Group leaders say they work hard to stay out of the political debate surrounding the conflict and focus on humanitarian and spiritual needs.

One volunteer says the group of Americans in the midst of the hurting Israelis has opened up many doors for them to share about the hope they possess.
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How can you lead with integrity and care?

Pastor Steve Viars writes, “Establish a Relationship with the Greatest Leader

Paul describes a relationship with Jesus Christ that is real, intimate, and life-changing. Whether you have been a Christian for years or have just received Christ, you are personally related to the greatest leader of all time.

Being in relationship with Jesus means that you are in Christ (Eph 1:4) and he is in you (Col 1:27). So you have the same Spirit of power, love, and self-discipline that filled him. You can humbly go to him acknowledging your utter inability to lead others in your own strength. But you can proclaim with Paul, “I am able to do all things through him who strengthens me” (Php 4:13).

Principle 2: View Yourself and Others through the Lens of God’s Grace

Christ-centered leaders understand their relationship with God is all about grace (Eph 2:8–10). Followers of Jesus have been introduced by faith “into this grace in which we stand” (Rm 5:2). Your leadership potential is not simply the sum of everything you have done in the past. You are now standing knee-deep in the grace of God. God views you as his dearly loved child, and he will give you daily grace for whatever troubles and challenges you will face. We can rejoice that God chooses not to view us in light of our past failures, mistakes, and sins (Ps 103:12). That also helps godly leaders respond well to the failures and shortcomings of those they are trying to lead.

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