"One of the biggest spiritual dangers that Christians experience on this side of eternity is death masquerading as life."
There is nothing about art, culture, or context that grants us permission to sin.
A key to accurately interpreting Scripture is to consider what kind of genre the particular book or passage is written in.
The Lord is working powerfully all across the nation to transform the way people pray, moving them from a rather mundane approach of simply seeking God’s hand through a primary focus on requests to a life-changing dynamic of seeking His face through a worship-based experience.
Pastors are called to feed, lead and intercede for the church.
"We can have victory."
"As you read this post, what ‘thing’ in your ministry or organization came to mind that you potentially need to strategically quit?"
Church growth is more of a flywheel than a cannon shot. It requires consistent energy applied in the same direction over time to see results.
"If you embrace the idea that multiple paths lead to God and you turn out to be wrong, the consequences are enormous."
"Lean into God, but don’t hide behind Him."
"Great leaders choose the mission over the “me.”
“I have all this education and training. Why won’t churches call me as pastor?”
Being a winner means you step up even when you don’t feel like it; this is the key to integrity and being a noble person.
"Most Christians today assume that to be a Christian means to have a personal relationship with the Bible instead of the risen Jesus."
Almost every great movement, church or organization you admire started with no money and no people.
"Don’t believe all the stereotypes you hear about millennials."
"This question is powerful in determining how I will respond."
So here is the new and correct statement of reality: 65 percent of churches are declining or plateaued.
"Like Thomas, you can encounter the risen Christ."
"The important point in all of this is to understand that the sanctified life involves our daily, living response to God."