When the coronavirus hit the world, it literally shocked the entire planet, putting hundreds of millions of people into quarantine while others remained locked down. Specifically, we were hit hard by the pandemic. While we were rejoicing for reaching the peak of our ministry, the chaos hit the world and shook the foundation of our progress. There were so many open doors. God had begun to do great things in the nation of the Philippines, but the coronavirus literally turned our world upside down. However, what happens with conflict, as explained in the Bible, is that it truly tests what’s inside of our hearts
Tommy and Claudia are Campus co-directors of Youth With A Mission Philippines Impact. Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is the largest missions organization on earth. YWAM has trained over 5 million missionaries since the 1956. YWAMers work in every country and have over 1,600 operating locations. There are over 28,000 YWAM missionaries serving in the world today. Their vision is to take part in finishing the Great Commission.
There are people who doesn’t have food to eat live around us. There are many people who suffer from severe illness without a way to treat them also live around us. People have various issues that make them live a miserable lives. Empathy towards someone means to feel or understand the sufferings of the people who are in trouble. But having compassion is something more than that.
A promise is made by someone to do something without any obligation. It is up to him to decide whether to do it or not. It is the will of God to abundantly bless the world and His followers. God is love, and it is His character to unconditionally and sacrificially love all of creation – that is Agape Love or Divine Love. God’s promises operate in the same way.
The Lord Jesus Christ said in scripture, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” John 14: 27. This is something to shout about! You must understand that the Lord has given you His peace. He gave you His peace not as the world gives its peace. That peace is inside your spirit, you have to stir up from within.
A well-known line is God is love. But both of those words, God and love are ambiguous in today’s culture. God can mean a multitude of religions and love can mean a gamut of definitions. A more biblical interpretation is God is Jesus; and love is Agape (the Greek word for God’s love).
Evangelism is important because most Christian nations in the world, such as America and South Korea, the top mission-sending countries in the world now have less than 3% of their next-generation following Jesus. Now is more important than ever to understand and renew what we believe evangelism is and how we do it, and how we make it part of the regular lifestyle that we’re supposed to be having with Jesus.
The love of God is much different in scripture versus to how the world defines love by secular terms. As a human, to get love, love needs to be expressed and showed. As an expression of love, we tattoo the names of our loved ones and we never ashamed of others seeing it. John 3:16 clearly shows us what love means to God? “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
It’s always been a great joy of mine to listen to orchestra, rap and specifically the violin and piano. Five years ago, finding a classical piano player and violinists to work with you on a song was a complicated matter. Even after working as a full-time prayer missionary in Kansas City, where musicians literally worship God with live music 24/7 for the last 20 years, I still could not find an open door for those instruments I’ve been looking for. My journey began with trying to express God’s heart for the lost through orchestra and rap. Looking back, it was quite a journey to where God took me today as a missionary, from where I came from as a gang member in Los Angeles, California.
The Bible has multiple bible verses on being a disciple of Jesus. Learning and applying them is key to ourselves growing as disciples, and making disciples of Jesus in all the nations of the world, including the one we are living in. The greatest revelation and authority from Jesus comes through obedience. As we discover what the Bible says about scripture, let’s allow ourselves to be challenged in applying them daily.
It is important to follow Scriptures on Leadership for anyone wanting to make a difference in their sphere of influence. There are many opinions, teachings, books and principles that are ready and available for anyone that searches for them online, but the Bible is the number one source of what effective leadership is all about. We can all make a difference as a leader, but we may not all leave an eternal impact. For us to make an impact that echoes into eternity, we must obey what the Lord says about leadership in the first place.
These Bible Verses About Leadership I am about to share have brought tremendous fruit in my life. My only hope would be that these Scriptures would help, encourage and even surpass my wildest dreams in ministry and leadership for you personally. Jesus is all that we need in order to see the transformation in ourselves and the world around us.
In the Bible, Paul shared that I didn’t come at you with words only but I came at you with power and authority. Paul was speaking about real evangelism. The Bible defines evangelism with transforming power. Powerful evangelism comes with true authentic love. The love of Jesus is what transforms lives in evangelism.