About Dr. Albert Reyes

5 Things a Sermon Needs

The word “sermon” comes from an old Latin word meaning “discourse.”  But a sermon is far more important than a speech.  A properly prepared and delivered message is a powerful thing – God’s truth delivered through the voice of a herald. In most church services, the sermon is a central element.  It’s too important to cut-and-paste.  It deserves focus, skill and passion. So how do you preach a sermon that is faithful to the text, honors God, and con … [Read more...]

On Holy Ground with Admiral Black

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One of the greatest highlights of the National Prayer Breakfast was our visit with the Rev. Dr. Barry Black. Chaplain (Admiral) Black is the 62nd Chaplain of the US Senate. I first met Chaplain Black at Andrews University in the spring of 2010 during my graduation ceremony for the PhD in Global Leadership from Andrews. He was being awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Andrews University and was the commencement speaker the day I graduated. Belinda, my wife, and my parents were there … [Read more...]

Religious Liberty, Freedom to Believe

During the week of the National Prayer Breakfast, I hosted a dinner for Buckner friends on Capitol Hill and the guests we invited to the breakfast. Two esteemed friends joined us for dinner and spoke to the group. The first was my good friend, Stan Holmes. He was so kind to invite us to the National Prayer Breakfast. His vision for the breakfast is to gather friends of various faiths and countries as well as leaders from across the United States to meet, pray, and begin friendships. It is all … [Read more...]

The National Prayer Breakfast 2014

I had the wonderful privilege to participate in the 2014 National Prayer Breakfast during the first week of February. I have decided to write about this event on Presidents Day, an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Li … [Read more...]

Greater Dallas Movement Day: Next Steps

About 10 days ago I had the privilege to participate in the launch of Greater Dallas Movement Day, a gathering of over 1,400 leaders from the Christian faith community representing business, government, social services, education, and congregational contexts. We experienced a major victory in the gathering of this group to make new friendships, to learn about each other, and to consider how we might work together to improve our city.We tackled a number of issues and met by affinity groups to … [Read more...]

Where are the best leaders (Part II)?

This week I presented my first talk of the year to our Corporate Team at Buckner and spoke on the topic of Leadership Selection. I reflected on my own journey to my role at Buckner and remembered a favorite story with principles for leadership selection. I shared the story of David being selected as the King of Israel in 1 Samuel 16.So where do you find the best leaders? 1. The best leaders are where they are supposed to be doing their assignments. David was tending to his father’s business … [Read more...]

Where are the best leaders (Part I)?

This week I presented my first talk of the year to our Corporate Team at Buckner and spoke on the topic of Leadership Selection. I reflected on my own journey to my role at Buckner and remembered a favorite story with principles for leadership selection.I recounted the story of the Prophet Samuel (1 Samuel 16:1-13 NIV) and reflected on my leadership assignments over my lifetime. I recall that Samuel was led by the Lord to travel to Bethlehem to anoint one of the sons of Jesse to be the next … [Read more...]

The Best Leaders Know They Don’t Know Everything

Bullseye! I love it when the latest business or leadership concept points us back to the 1st century reflecting a Jesus-shaped (J-Shaped) way of thinking.Margaret Heffernan, writing for Money Watch on May 2nd produced an article entitled “Great Leaders Aren’t Smug.” Read the whole article at http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505125_162-57581779/great-leaders-arent-smug/.Her basic premise is that truly strong leaders maintain a certain level of humility, modesty, and maybe a little anxiety. They … [Read more...]


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