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Face Masks: The New Sackcloth?

Face Masks: The New Sackcloth?

Face masks are a point of controversy these days of coronavirus. Like sackcloth, they’re uncomfortable, inconvenient, and goofy-looking. It makes sense to me that, rightly used, they can’t do much harm, and they probably can do a lot of good.
Why You Are Allowed to Be Angry With God

Why You Are Allowed to Be Angry With God

You’ll know you’ve come across one when you feel like you’ve turned the corner in a hallway and bumped into someone kicking, punching and screaming at a locked door; the psalms of lament are that intense. You are allowed to be angry with God.
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6 Ways to Lead and Love Your Wife

God wants husbands leading and loving their wives in godly, nourishing, Christlike ways. Here are six practical ways that you, as a husband, can lead and love your wife.
Curbing Our Complaints: Lessons for the Church in the Desert

Curbing Our Complaints: Lessons for the Church in the Desert

As we look at this particular period in history, consider these few reflections to help us curb our complaints and instead be filled with joyful contentment.
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The Three Most Underserved People in Your Community 

The heart of outreach is loving people enough to do something about it. Here are three underserved people in your community that you and your church can adopt, Bibles designed specifically for them, and organizations that can help you get started. 
Ministering to Healthcare Workers in the Midst of a Pandemic

Ministering to Healthcare Workers in the Midst of a Pandemic

While healthcare workers have always had a crucial role to play in serving their communities, our current crisis has made us much more aware of their role and of the unique challenges they face in a time like this. What can we do to help such people? Actually, a lot.
Why Older Women Must Invest in Younger Women in Your Church

Why Older Women Must Invest in Younger Women in Your Church

With my goal to encourage older women to accept this responsibility, here are some reasons for them to reach out to the next generation and minister to younger women.
How to Find the Ideal Ministry Spouse: 7 Key Indicators

How to Find the Ideal Ministry Spouse: 7 Key Indicators

In ministry your spouse can make you or break you. So whether you’re already married or you’re still searching for the right person, here are a couple traits you should be looking for in the ideal ministry spouse.
Satan's lie

Satan’s Lie About God

Satan, who is a liar and the father of lies, makes sure of it. Satan's lie about God is pervasive. One of his favorite lies to spread about God is that he doesn’t love us, that he wants nothing more than for us to suffer and die.
35 Ways to Love Your Neighbors Right Now

35 Ways to Love Your Neighbor Right Now

It’s tough, I agree, but there are plenty of ways to love your neighbors, even during lockdown. Here’s 35 simple ways to love your neighbor as yourself, even at a distance.
Ahmaud Arbery

The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery and the Justice of God

Whatever is ruled in the case of Ahmaud Arbery, we know that the blood cries from the ground in countless matters of violence and bloodshed. And God sees and knows.
Why Listening Is a Key Practice for Evangelism

Why Listening Is a Key Practice for Evangelism

So why did Jesus “waste time” asking her questions instead of just getting to the point? Because it wasn’t a waste of time. Listening is important in and of itself in evangelism and discipleship.
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Little Children: The Most Honest People in the World and Why We Need Them

Do you recognize that an inability to enjoy little children is not representative of a defect in the children, but of a defect in us? Because little children, just like the poor, offer us the best shot at understanding what it means to live inside God’s kingdom.
8 Single Principles for a Singles' Ministry

8 Single Principles for a Singles Ministry

What are the keys to starting and growing a singles ministry that reaches singles? A panel of singles pastors agreed that every singles ministry—small or large—is based on eight specific principles.
Spiritually Drunk on the Worries of Life

Spiritually Drunk on the Worries of Life

When worries of life take over, you can’t think clearly, you can’t act decisively, and you can’t focus on what you want to focus on because you’re like someone who is intoxicated or who is suffering from a huge hangover headache.
What Is Ramadan and Why Should Christians Care?

What Is Ramadan and Why Should Christians Care?

A Muslim’s elevated sensitivity to spiritual matters during Ramadan usually creates an open atmosphere for discussions with Christian friends.
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4 Things You Should Never Ever Do in Marriage

If you want to prevent unnecessary conflict in marriage, protect your spouse’s heart, and keep a solid foundation of trust, then please DON’T do these four things.
Proclaim the Gospel Because Disrupted Plans Don't Disrupt Our Callings

Proclaim the Gospel Because Disrupted Plans Don’t Disrupt Our Callings

No matter what, we are called to proclaim the gospel. Scripture tells us to “always be ready to give an answer” when we are asked about the hope we have. Nothing can disrupt this calling, not even being quarantined during a pandemic.
6 Time-Tested Things Mom Taught Me About Church

6 Time-Tested Things Mom Taught Me About Church

I’m a preacher’s kid, so growing up, I sat on a church pew every time the doors were open (and they were hard wooden things back then). And my Mom taught me many important lessons about church.
There Are 3 Kinds of Fear, But Only One Is Necessary in a Crisis

There Are 3 Kinds of Fear, But Only One Is Necessary in a Crisis

In the face of this crisis, how can we as Christians respond to our fears? It’s helpful to first identify the three kinds of fear found in Scripture, one of which is not like the others.
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