The Danger of Entitlement

The Danger of Entitlement

Entitlement (I Deserve This…) For centuries, theologians and philosophers have tried to explain why a religious king, who had everything he could want, would have a “one night stand” with his neighbor’s wife. King David had it made. He was winning all the battles, had amassed great wealth, had a strong family, but wanted someone who belonged to someone else: “…when she came to him, he lay with her…” (2 Sam. 11:4). It could have been lust; possibly a weak moment. Or the real possibility of thinking, I’m the king,…

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Are Great Leaders Discovered or Developed?

Are Great Leaders Discovered or Developed?

Victory Manila’s rapid growth revealed an urgent leadership shortage that forced us to revisit our leadership-development strategy. Nevertheless, even in our leadership-crisis phase, we still had more leaders than some. I realized this fact when pastors from around the world would visit our church and inevitably comment on the number and quality of our leaders. We thought we had a leadership shortage, but our visitors saw leaders everywhere. Visiting leaders would often ask where we found so many leaders, as if leaders are simply waiting around to be discovered. Others,…

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