"Don’t make it any harder on yourself by taking hard stances on political issues that may have multiple biblical perspectives."
"The work of discipleship is not one thing the church does—it’s what the church does."
Enjoy the relationships you have with your volunteers, but use the time wisely. I know you are busy, and so are your volunteers, so having a game plan for a great conversation is just smart.
A high attendance day rallies the troops. People mark it on their calendar to unite together for a big day like this.
"Conflict within missionary teams is inevitable in a fallen world."
"Someone who gossips about and backstabs another person is likely to do the same to you."
Most of us won't have a million people reading our blogs, and when we die, apart from a loyal circle of family and close friends, the details of our lives will be largely forgotten by those who knew us.
"God reveals Himself through His Word."
"C.S. Lewis says that in the marriage relationship, men wear a crown, but it is first and foremost one of thorns."
Some pastors are uniquely called to serve in smaller settings. They’re usually great shepherds, caring profoundly for their sheep and investing deeply in their lives. God calls them to lead rural churches to flourish.
When your marriage is struggling, the stress will bleed over into all other parts of your life.
“This movie by the name of Bad Boys came out…That was the first movie I remember seeing where there were two heroes who look like me and they weren’t playing thugs, or gangsters, or drug dealers, but instead they were playing heroes who were essentially running, gunning, and saving the day."
One of the simplest and most helpful ways to move a conversation to the gospel is to simply ask someone to tell you his or her story.
"Church attendance is a visible expression of an invisible reality: that you are a member of Christ’s Body."
"In a sense a depressed Christian is a contradiction in terms, and he is a very poor recommendation for the gospel." –Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Young adults are trying to connect and will make a lasting connection wherever they can find belonging.
"It’s crucial that we challenge ourselves, and our congregations, to break out of this post-Durkheimian, expressive individualist approach to faith."
Don't wait for tragedy to strike. Live in Gospel urgency now by choice and share the message of Jesus with friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and classmates before it's too late.
"Women need the whole counsel of God’s word to be the woman God has called them to be."
"Gay pride isn’t the enemy here."