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5 Life-Changing Secrets of Kingdom Living

On the outside, it looked like I was just taking good sermon notes. But what I was really doing was exploring secrets of kingdom living

3 Quick Ways to See How Effective Your Leadership Really Is

By asking yourself three simple questions, you can not only get an accurate gauge of how you’re doing but an instant sense where you might need to improve.

Let Us Live and Pray as One Baptized Into the Threefold Name

I love "The Valley of Vision," which is a collection of brief and profound Puritan prayers compiled by Arthur Bennett. I find these prayers uniquely powerful and penetrating.

How Anxiety Can Be Good for Us

The truth is anxiety doesn’t discriminate, no matter how spiritually mature or how well versed you are in scripture. Fear can strike anyone at any given time without regard for who they are or what they do. Here's how God can use your anxiety for something good.

Making Disciples: 3 Texts You Must Preach

We're called to fulfill the Great Commission, which means making disciples. Here are three foundational passages for anyone who longs to preach about something more than a fire-insurance relationship with Jesus.

9 Teaching Methods of Jesus

Jesus was the master teacher. Thousands would gather to hang on his every word. People traveled far and wide just to hear him. The lessons he taught spread like fire and literally changed the world.

The Golden Rule Pastors Should Practice

There seems to be a breakdown in the golden rule in our culture. And, honestly, there seems to be a breakdown of the golden rule among many church leaders. Pastors need to change that.

God Sustains the Weary with a Word

From Isaiah: the Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word.

Every Good Leader Has a Leadership Vocabulary – Do You?

The best leaders I know are always learning.Part of my growth as a leader has been developing of a leadership vocabulary.

Leaders: Make Decisions and Commit to Them

Over the years, one of the biggest mistakes I’ve encountered with leaders is the inability to commit – or put another way, the inability to make a decision.

Pastor – Take This Sleep Deprived Quiz

One third of all Americans are sleep deprived. I imagine pastors exceed that percentage. Take this sleep deprived quiz. Mentally check below the statements that apply to you.

3 Reasons I Preach With a Table

I wanted to invite others to join me for a proverbial warm beverage and heartfelt conversation. With those things in mind, I decided that I would preach with a table and chair ongoing.

7 Deadly Sins of Guest Preaching

Stay away from these deadly sins and have your next guest preaching opportunity go better than you ever imagined!

Glorification: What Will Heaven Be Like?

A truly incredible personal transformation awaits all Christians—a physical and spiritual metamorphosis attributed to God’s powerful work of glorification.

8 Principles in Seeking Spiritual Accountability

If you want accountability, you’ve got to take that responsibility on yourself.

The Spiritual Wilderness Is Not a Waste – 4 Reasons

The wilderness experience pushes us to the edge of despair and giving up. We feel our limits, insufficiency and inability to deliver ourselves.

How To Fight Lustful Thoughts Biblically—Advice From an Ex-Porn Star

What should Christians do if they struggle with lustful thoughts? Ex-porn star Brittni De La Mora shares some advice from her own experience with dealing with lust after she left the porn industry.

Putting God First Enhances Everything Beneath Him

In "Eyes Wide Open," Steve DeWitt says, “Christians who properly place God as the source and goal of the things they enjoy will find themselves enjoying those things even more.”

The Path to Becoming Complete in Christ

The Apostle Paul exchanged one kind of teaching for another. As a result, he had but one goal for his converts: that they would resemble Jesus, that is, become complete in Christ.

You Lost Your Job? How to Move Forward Into Your New Future Work

If you’ve just lost your job, it’s time to get down to business. Your new work is finding your new work—work you love, and work that energizes you.

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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