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Day 68 How to Lead by THE BOOK: Increase Your Power & Boldness!

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

In the third chapter of Acts, Peter heals a man in Jesus’ name that had been lame from birth. The buzz surrounding this miracle creates an audience of thousands. Peter capitalizes on the momentum and preaches a sermon that results in 5,000 converts to Christianity. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is that the same bitter and jealous religious leaders that helped crucify Christ had Peter and John arrested and brought before them. But rather than cowering down, Peter spoke with boldness and pulled no punches in addressing the religious experts of his day. Notice what is written following his address to these officials:

Now when they say the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13.

This verse is one of the greatest testaments to spending time with God and His word and it applies just as well to us today. The strategies I’ll present in my upcoming book, How to Lead by THE BOOK, have the potential to help leaders from all walks make a bold impact, increase results, and elevate those around them; but certainly not because I’m writing them, but because they are based on biblical truths.

Every so often, an author, TV host, preacher, or professional speaker promotes a fresh way to express the Christian message. Usually that “new” way deemphasizes Jesus, questions His deity, doubts His death and resurrection, and ignores the need for forgiveness of sins.

There is no “new” way to express the Gospel, and you certainly won’t find it in How to Lead by THE BOOK.  The strategies I’ll present are as ancient as they are timeless. The best I can hope to accomplish is to expose readers to the applicability of these principles to their business, and show them practical ways to apply them.