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Tune In and Let Go: Lessons from the Prayer Life of Jesus
Posted on: Tuesday February 20, 2024

As leaders, we know that PRAYER is the heartbeat of life in Christ. But often, our vision of prayer can become lop-sided, leading to a heavy weight on our shoulders.

For my first 17 years as a Christian, I had a one-dimensional view of prayer. I thought prayer was a tool I was supposed to use to make God's kingdom come. So I would devote 6-8 hours a week in prayer meetings, interceding for revival and believing that unless I prayed, God wouldn't come. I thought that was what Jesus called us to.

But over time I learned to see something different in the prayer life of Jesus. The gospel of Luke highlights a way of being with God that is less about striving and more about attunement.  It is true that prayer DOES require perseverance and devotion, but for reasons different than we think.

In today's podcast we explore the prayer life of Jesus and what that means for us today.

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Monday July 31, 2017

Building healthy teams is one of the primary tasks for every leader, whether that leader is a lead pastor, a para-church ministry department head, a nonprofit or marketplace executive, a church board member, or a small group leader. In this podcast Pete summarizes 30-plus years’ experience of building teams into 5 key points.

Wednesday July 05, 2017

One of the most challenging tasks of leadership, and life, is perspective. In this podcast Pete Scazzero attempts to give a long view of leadership around God’s process of making us “great” leaders.

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Unmet and unclear expectations create havoc in churches, families, friendships, marriages, and leadership teams. In this podcast, Pete Scazzero and Rich Villodas talk about the power of clarifying expectations to transform our lives and teams. They discuss how the issue of expectations intersects with discipleship, job descriptions, and the grief we experience when they remain unmet.

 

 

Tuesday May 02, 2017

Large numbers of people enjoy attending church but do not have a personal relationship with Jesus. Pete Scazzero shares his reflections on this massive problem and what we can do to equip people to create space to allow God’s will and presence full access in every area of their lives.

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Pete Scazzero discusses the top 5 reasons leaders don't deal with elephants in the room and how to do so.

Monday March 06, 2017

Christian leadership, like few other vocations, exposes us to levels of temptation that require a depth of spirituality. Why? Jesus’ sheep are at stake. In this podcast Pete Scazzero speaks with Rich Villodas about the great temptations that confront each of us at the different seasons of leadership.

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Measuring ministry impact is biblical. The question is how do we that? The world’s way is measuring only numbers. While measuring numbers as one measure of success is biblical, when it is ALL we measure, it is unbiblical. Success is first and foremost doing what God has asked us to do, doing it his way, and in his timing. Join Pete Scazzero with Rich Villodas on this very theme!

Tuesday January 03, 2017

 

Pete Scazzero & Rich Villodas discuss the question, "can you be a believer and not a disciple?"

 

Pete Scazzero is the Founder of Emotionally Healthy Spirtuality, and Rich Villodas is the lead paster at New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York.

 

Tuesday November 01, 2016

Pete Scazzero & Rich Villodas discuss transitions, letting go, and all that it entails—both in the church and in everyday life.

 

Pete Scazzero is the Founder of Emotionally Healthy Spirtuality, and Rich Villodas is the lead paster at New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York.

Saturday October 08, 2016

Pete Scazzero and Rich Villodas talk about limits and leadership and answer the question, what does it mean to find God in our limits?

 

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