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Preachers: Until Christ Be Sweet, Sin Will Not Be Bitter

Let us be truthful about sin. But let us preach Christ so wonderfully and beautifully that the bitterness of sin becomes obvious held next to the radiance of His splendor.

Is This a Cultural Moment for Revival?

While our cultural moment continues to slip into chaotic depravity, more and more people are voicing their fears and frustrations. What will become of...

Hitting a Church Growth Barrier? Getting Bigger Isn’t Your Only Option

Should you, as a pastor, adjust your leadership style to accommodate a larger congregation? Or is there a way to allow for and encourage church growth that won’t require such a radical shift?

What Does It Mean to Carry Your Cross?

Following Jesus means to walk in His footsteps. It means to take upon yourself His purpose and mission in the world. It means braving the dangers of an evil world for the sake of an unbendable love for God and for people

What Is Prayer? All the Ways We Misunderstand Prayer

What is prayer? We often misunderstand prayer. While prayer is more than casual conversation with our Creator, it’s far from twisting God’s arm to get what we want.

4 Steps to Diffusing Social Media Tension

The key to diffusing social media tension comes from scripture: “do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31) Treat others with respect and model behaviors and values that encourage positive posting from your followers.

Lost Souls Are Worth Fighting For

There are lost souls in your neighborhood, at your job, in your school, and maybe even at your church. We need to do whatever it takes to win the fight for their souls. Here are four reasons why.

‘Oh, and I’m Bisexual’: Sharing Jesus With Those Who Are Different From Us

It’s hard to introduce people to Jesus when they don’t even want to talk with us in the first place. Are you ready for these kinds of conversations?

Can a Christian Lose Salvation?

Can a person lose their salvation? How can I know that I'm really saved? What if I slip up and commit a big sin?

How Do We Best Help the Poor and Needy in Our Communities?

It's harder to effectively help the poor and needy if you don't know them. Here's how you can truly help those in your community who have very real physical and spiritual needs.

20 Easy Ways to Be a Self Righteous Christian

Self righteous behavior can be hard to pick out of a lineup. Check yourself with this quick guide.

10 Signs You Are Living in Your Own Kingdom (and Not the Kingdom of God)

How do you know if you are building your own kingdom and asking God to be a part of it instead of actually building God's kingdom? I believe there are a few questions we need to ask to see whose kingdom we are building.

Rethinking the Divorce Issue: Let’s Start Believing the Scriptures

Some within the Church believe that divorce is an unpardonable sin. But the New Testament doesn't seem to reflect that.

12 Random Questions I Would Like to Ask Pastors

What’s your least favorite part of doing pastoral ministry? For me, I think it’s having confrontational meetings—even though I know they’re necessary at times.

What John 3:16 Says About a Wonderful World Worth Saving

The world is bad and evil, as are all the people living in it. And yet God loved us so much to send Jesus. Here's a closer look at exactly what John 3:16 says about his love for a broken world worth saving.

Start Your Day with Listening to God

We need to hear from God before we hear from everybody else. That’s a good reason not to start the day by looking at email or text messages, but rather to start by listening to God by going to your primary inbox: Scripture.

Of All Men, Christian Men Should Be the Greatest Advocates for Women

Jesus was unusually interested in the hearts and minds of the women he encountered during his earthly life. Women were an important part of his inner circle, and he never dismissed them as inferior or harder to deal with. He was an advocate of them.

7 Signs Your Church Will Never Change

"Just because God doesn’t change doesn’t mean your church shouldn’t."

God’s Sovereignty Brings a Special Joy to Our Giving

God's sovereignty orchestrates unique opportunities for us to be generous. He delights in those moments of divine connection, and so should we.

Does “Breath of Life” in Scripture Mean an Unborn Child Isn’t Human Until They’re Born and Breathing?

Some prochoice religious groups argue that as Adam’s life began when God breathed into him, so each human life begins when the baby is born and takes his first breath. However, the scriptures testify to the personhood of the unborn.

Report: Holocaust Denial Persists on Facebook One Year After Push to...

A new report from the Anti-Defamation League shows that while Facebook has removed major Holocaust denial posts on its platform, gaps in enforcing its ban remain one year after it went into effect.

Gerardo Martí: What Pastors Need to Learn From the Collapse of...

Dr. Gerardo Martí joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss Robert H. Schuller's remarkable success with the Crystal Cathedral—and why Schuller's influential ministry collapsed so suddenly.

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