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what does the Bible say about divorce Rethinking the Divorce Issue: Let’s Start Believing the Scriptures

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

Can a divorced person be a deacon in his or her church? What does the Bible say about divorce? It's a little more nuanced than you might think.
First Time Guest Gifts: What Churches Need To Know

First Time Guest Gifts: What Churches Need to Know

Regardless of why someone visits your church, easing the tension your first-time guests feel is essential. By creating a positive experience, you will compel them to visit your worship service again or take the next step in getting further involved.
Some of the Selfish Motives Behind 'God Called Me'

Some of the Selfish Motives Behind ‘ God Called Me ‘

Sometimes saying “God called me” can actually mask a lot of other motives.
George Whitefield's sermons If You Preach Like Whitefield, Think Like Wesley

If You Preach Like Whitefield, Think Like Wesley

George Whitefield's sermons are known for converting hearts and minds. But John Wesley's methods were second to none.
How You Might Break the Third Commandment in Church

How You Might Break the Third Commandment in Church

If we're honest, we've all broken the third commandment—sometimes even while being in church.
5 Mistakes That Cause a Slow Leak In Your Influence

5 Leadership Mistakes That Cause a Slow Leak in Your Influence

Some mistakes, however, are those unintended but avoidable missteps that slowly decrease your influence over time.
The Message in That Movie You Love... Isn't a Particularly Christian One

The Message in That Movie You Love…Isn’t a Particularly Christian One

You may not be aware of it, but there are hidden messages in movies—even your most favorite ones. They're not all bad messages, but they may not necessarily be Christian.
Priscilla: A Deeper Look at an Early Church Leader

Priscilla: A Deeper Look at an Early Church Leader

Priscilla’s leadership in the early church can be easily missed by our modern, western perspectives, especially as she and her husband receive only six mentions in Acts and Paul’s letters.
What Hosea Tells Us About the Lord's Supper

What Hosea Tells Us About the Lord’s Supper

It's true the Lord's supper hadn't happened when the book of Hosea was penned, but it still has something profound to say about it.
positive thinking Become a More Positive Person Overnight with These Three Practices

Become a More Positive Person Overnight With These Three Practices

Positive thinking really boils down to expressing gratitude.
Discipling Your Staff: A Step-by-Step Strategy

Discipling Your Staff: A Step-by-Step Strategy

The challenge with discipleship is that everyone has their own idea of what it is. What you think of, when you think of discipleship, will inevitably skew the way you practice it.
Long-Term Pastor Five Reasons Long-Term Pastorates Fail

Five Reasons Long-Term Pastorates Fail

Longer-term pastors must be highly intentional to learn about the world outside their own churches.
Mechanistic Church

How the Mechanistic Church Replaces the Work of God

When church members cease “giving all diligence” to living out the Christian life), they sometimes start looking for the local church to live the Christian life for them. They adopt a mechanistic view of the role of the church in their lives.
Pastors: Take Youth Ministry Seriously

Pastors: Take Youth Ministry Seriously

I'm convinced that the right kind of youth ministry is necessary now more than ever before in our history as a nation.
spiritual warfare What Role Can Satan and Demons spiritual warfareHave in the Life of a Believer?

What Role Can Satan and Demons Have in the Life of a Believer?

This is reality, not myth—we are actually being watched, hovered over and whispered to, not only by God and righteous angels, but also by fallen angels, demons. This is the nature of spiritual warfare.
character of Jesus 4 Leadership Lessons from Jesus

4 Leadership Lessons From Jesus

We have much to learn from the character of Jesus, including how to be a good leader.
lies about church 6 Deadly Lies We Believe About Church

6 Deadly Lies We Believe About Church

These misconceptions might be common, but don't fall for these lies about the church.
Life in the Spirit Isn't Just 'Doing' Differently, But 'Being' Different

Life in the Spirit Isn’t Just ‘Doing’ Differently, but ‘Being’ Different

If you’re a Christian you will obey! The Spirit of God living inside of us ensures it. We will bear good fruit. This doesn’t make us sinless. But it does make us sure of spiritual growth and it does make us more conscious and convicted over our sin.
in the name of Jesus

Do Everything in the Name of Jesus: What’s Inside This Often-Used (Over-Used?) Verse?

This is one of those verses that appears everywhere. You see it on chalkboards, t-shirts, coffee mugs, even tattoos.
what does the bible say about politics

It’s Not Our ‘Christian Responsibility’ to Be Politically Engaged

We often call things like voting or electing certain kinds of people our "Christian responsibility." But is it, really? What does the Bible say about politics?
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