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Led by the Spirit—What Does it Mean?

Every true believer is being led by the Spirit of God. We are led away from our sin and into paths of righteousness. This is what it means to be led by the Spirit of God.

Greg Laurie: Are Thoughts Sin?

Why is it important that you watch your thoughts? It has been said, “Sow a thought, reap an act; sow an act, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” And we can learn a lot about this principle from the life of Joseph.

Are People in Heaven Praying for Those on Earth?

Christ, the God-man, is in Heaven, at the right hand of God, interceding for people on Earth, which tells us there is at least one person who has died and gone to Heaven and is now praying for those on Earth.

7 Sayings People Mistake for Scripture

These commonWhen we start assigning cultural idioms, catchphrases or ideals to Scripture, it's probably time to make sure that what we're sharing is actually from the Bible. In that vein, here are seven phrases and ideas that people commonly mistake for Scripture but actually come from many different sources.

10 Reasons To Pray for Pastors on Monday

Your pastor always needs your prayer. But here are 10 reasons why you need to pray for your pastor on the first day of the workweek.

Lysa TerKeurst on How to Set Healthy Boundaries in Ministry

Lysa TerKeurst and Jason Daye discuss how setting good boundaries actually helps us live more fully into the calling that God has on our lives to serve and to minister.

Ruth Haley Barton on How Busy Leaders Can Discover True Sabbath Rest

Ruth Haley Barton and Jason Daye explore the spiritual reality of rhythm in our lives and look at the idea of Sabbath in a way that is accessible for pastors and ministry leaders just like you. 

R.C. Sproul: Providence and Contentment

Biblical contentment is a spiritual virtue that we find modeled by the Apostle Paul. He states, for example, “I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content” (Phil. 4:11).

What to Say at a Funeral to Make Christ Known

The heart to Make God Known should be the goal of every Christian when speaking or sharing at a funeral.

7 Types of Questions to Ask During an Interview

Every church comes to that important moment in their growth where they begin hiring staff. When a church is small, a bad hire can...

14 Things I Seldom Hear in Church

Many of us could write blog posts about surprising things we’ve heard in church. But here are 14 things you'll seldom heard in church as a pastor.

Why Cool Church Doesn’t Work Anymore

There was an era when simply being a cool, relevant church helped churches reach unchurched people. That time is over.

Stephen Chandler on How Self-Awareness Inspires Healthy Ministry

Stephen Chandler and Jason Daye look at the value of being honest with ourselves about our own brokenness, flaws, and hangups, and how that opens the door for God to do more in our lives and ministries. @pastorserver @pastorstephen_

7 Vital Practices for Young Leaders

Full disclosure, this post is helpful for all of us who lead, but I’m writing today with young leaders in mind.

Church Attendance: 7 Ways to Attract New People to Your Church This Month

According to a recent study by Exponential and LifeWay Research, 6 out of 10 Protestant churches have plateaued or their attendance is declining. Here are seven things your church can do to attract more new people this month.

The 5 Essential Practices of Leaders Who Multiply Leaders

We know that Jesus was a hero maker by how he allocated his time and energy as a leader. The following are the top five practices of leaders who make heroes by multiplying leaders.

Is Andrew Garfield Religious? He’s Moved From Hating Religion to Loving Jesus

In a more recent film, Silence, Andrew Garfield plays Sebastian Rodriguez—a role in which he had to lose more than 40 pounds to play. Many people are now wondering: is Andrew Garfield religious?

Michael MacKenzie on Surprising Ways We Sabotage Ourselves in Ministry

Are you derailing your ministry because of less-than-healthy habits, attitudes, and baggage? In this conversation, Jason Daye is joined by Michael McKenzie for a frank discussion about self-sabotage. @pastorserve

4 Ways Evangelicals Overcorrect for Prosperity Theology in Unhealthy Ways

Naturally, most Bible-believing evangelicals want nothing to do with the obvious evils of prosperity theology. However, in our vigilance to stay away from this false teaching, sometimes we overcorrect for its ills.

R.C. Sproul: The History of the Reformation

Frequently the Reformation is described as a movement that revolved around two pivotal issues. The “material” cause was the debate over justification by faith alone. The “formal” cause was the issue of sola Scriptura.

Not a Will Ferrell Movie: ‘Soccer Baby Jesus’ Is Real —...

FIFA initiated its highly anticipated month-long tournament known as The World Cup. That means fans of Mexico's team have already begun praying to "Soccer Baby Jesus" in hopes of capturing the coveted trophy.

Trillia Newbell: How Church Leaders Can Deal With Fear and Anxiety

Trillia Newbell joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain how the Lord has helped her with her fear and anxiety and also to share some thoughts on women in ministry.

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