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Standing on Our Knees

Standing on Our Knees for Prayer

You must understand that when you kneel for prayer, big things happen. God gave us power to overcome fear.

5 Surprising Truths About Biblical Kindness

I’m not sure I’ve ever met a person who does not want kindness. In today’s society, people generally agree that more biblical kindness would make the world a better place. But what exactly is it? Where does it come from? What does it do?
One Thing We Know For Sure Is God’s Will for You…

One Thing We Know For Sure Is God’s Will for You…

Do pastors know God's will for you? Often I do not know the answer to a question about God’s will in a specific situation, but I can always point to one thing I know for sure is God’s will.
Soul Food and Spiritual Drink

Soul Food and Spiritual Drink

God gave us souls, making us spiritual creatures. So if He provides physical things for our bodies, how does He nourish us with soul food?
Manipulative Repentance: 8 Red Flag Phrases

Manipulative Repentance: 8 Red Flag Phrases

How do you identify false repentance? These 8 phrases are red flags that the remorse being expressed will not lead to healthy relational restoration.
spiritual battle

Spiritual Battle: The Enemy’s Top 5 Tactics

The spiritual battle problems we face are commonly packaged in circumstances like financial crunches, people conflicts, and strategic challenges. They are all very real. Yet, Scripture reminds us there is something else, something larger in motion.
3 Things Christians Say That They Should Quit Relying On

3 Things Christians Say That They Should Quit Relying On

Sometime I cringe when I listen to things Christians say (myself included). Here are a couple phrases it wouldn’t hurt to hear less.
Christian marriage

Christian Marriage: 6 Ways to Grow Back Together

If your Christian marriage has been drifting, you can’t turn the passion back on overnight. You have to start feeding it slowly and patiently wait for it to come back to you, still pressing forward even when you don’t see initial returns.
How to Pray for Your Pastor

How to Pray for Your Pastor

If you've been wondering how to pray for your pastor, there are at least 5 ways you can do so. Any pastor genuinely called to the ministry knows he needs prayer that is earnest, passionate and effective!
You Aren't a Slave, So Stop Acting Like One

You’re Dead to Sin, So Stop Acting Like a Slave

“Reckon” is the Greek word logizomai, which means to look at one thing and consider it to be something else. We are to consider (reckon) ourselves as already dead to sin, and when we do, God infuses the power of new life into us.
The Deficit of Discipleship: How the American Church is Off-Mission

The Deficit of Discipleship: How the American Church Is Off-Mission

The American church is off-mission. That may seem like a ridiculous statement considering the number of growing megachurches and multisite churches around the country. How could the church be off-mission with record crowds?
How Can I Be More Fruitful for Christ?

How Can I Be More Fruitful for Christ?

Do you ever feel like you aren’t doing much for the Lord? That aren't fruitful for the Lord? Are you ever tempted to envy the gifts or ministries of others?
How To Develop Relational Charisma

How to Develop Relational Charisma

Relational charisma is a kind of personal magnetism that everyone can have. If you want it, and if you are willing to work on it intentionally, it’s yours to develop.
Receiving Well: How to Welcome Your Sent Ones Back

Receiving Missionaries Well: How to Welcome Your Sent Ones Back

As church leaders, we do ourselves a disservice if we never stop and give attention to receiving missionaries back in a way that honors the Lord and is loving to our missionaries.
speak well of your spouse

How to Speak Well of Your Spouse in Public All the Time

Learning how to speak well of your spouse is vital to your relationship.  Speaking well of others, especially your spouse also matters to the health of your small group.
good churches

What the Good Churches Do Every Week Which Doesn’t Get Talked About Enough

This is what happens at tens of thousands of good churches every weekend. Enough with all that is negative about local churches. This is the story that needs to be told more often.
Kondo and the minimalists

Kondo and the Minimalists: Why Marie Kondo and Minimalism Are So Popular

Marie Kondo’s appeal goes far beyond the minimalist movement that seems more suited to spartan men than the average person. Kondo and the minimalists have a message for the church.
celebrate your anniversary

30 Unique Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary

Every year of marriage is something to celebrate. Here are 30 unique ways to celebrate your anniversary. Hopefully you'll find some unique ideas to help you celebrate your anniversary this year.
Remembrance of Death

The Remembrance of Death

Virtually every classic writer holds up the remembrance of death as an essential spiritual discipline. It will help us to live a life that is celebrated rather than mourned. “The man who is really concerned to live well must possess himself continually of the thought that he is not to live long.”
Three Ways We Go Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality

Three Ways We Go Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality

Historically, we in the church haven’t done a great job in discussing homosexuality, and we’ve done an even worse job caring for those experiencing this. If we look humbly and open-mindedly at what the Bible says, then...
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Are you struggling with church funding? Mark DeYmaz says, “In this day and age, the church, like most families, is going to require multiple streams of income for funding going forward.” But what does that mean?