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Christopher Yuan: Jesus, Not Marriage, Is the Solution for Immaturity

Is marriage better than singleness? As people grow older, is remaining single a sign of their immaturity? Christopher Yuan thinks the biblical answer to these questions is a clear, "No."

How to Design Successful Goals for Your Worship Ministry

Are your worship ministry goals designed for success? Don't handicap your worship ministry with weak goals.  Progress and momentum are closer than you think.

Are Your Sermons Hard or Easy to Listen to?

Here are a few ideas to improve your sermon based on neuroscience. What insights have you discovered that help your listeners absorb more of your sermons?
Martin Luther King Jr.

On MLK Day We Still Cannot be Satisfied

"We are not black churches. We are not white churches. We are not Latino churches. We are not Asian churches. We are the church of Jesus Christ. We are members of the same body. In the true church of Jesus Christ, the walls of racism and injustice come down."
lifelong friendship

3 Keys to Being a Lifelong Friend

Friendships are a key part of life and you want a friendship to last your entire life, or for most of it. Here are 3 critical elements to having a lifelong friendship.
5 Spiritual Dangers of Skipping Church

5 Spiritual Dangers of Skipping Church

Missing church is a bad idea. It is spiritually dangerous for those who profess Christ to regularly skip worship with their church families. Here's why.
Starting (or Restarting) Men's Ministry In Your Church

Starting (or Restarting) Men’s Ministry In Your Church

We believe the best way to start (or restart) a men's ministry is through small group mentoring. Why? Because that’s how Jesus did it.
The Pastor as Hourly Employee?

The Pastor as Hourly Employee?

Elders, I cannot emphasize this enough: Trust the pastor. Give him room to be himself and give him the freedom to work in a way that he sees best.
how to handle critism

6 Practices to Overcome Criticism

Criticism is a reality in any leader’s life. Constructive critique is welcomed. Whether it comes from a coach who cares, another leader on the team who...
Francis Chan

Is Francis Chan Right About the Lord’s Supper?

Francis Chan recently implied that the reformers relegated the Lord’s Supper to a “symbol,” elevated the pulpit and preaching in its stead and caused division in the church—which now has 30,000 denominations.
sermon kit

8 Reasons to Lead Your Church Through the “I Still Believe” FREE Sermon Kit

Use this free sermon kit to be ready for one of the biggest movie debuts of 2020. On March 13 the movie “I Still Believe,” the real-life story of chart-topping singer Jeremy Camp is coming to theaters.
small church pastor

Here’s the Best Way You Can Help a Small Church Pastor Today

Small church pastors labor under a great deal of discouragement. If you’re in a position to help a small church pastor, here’s what is needed from you more than anything else.
make time to read

6 Ways to Make Time to Read

Are you struggling to make time to read? Here are some tips and tricks to help build reading into your regular rhythms.
wife needs

10 Things Your Wife Won’t Tell You She Needs

Your wife needs these 10 things but she won't tell you about them. If you’ve ever thought, “I just can’t figure her out” maybe this post can be a launching pad to deeper conversations with your spouse.
leadership influence

5 Attributes to Grow Leadership Influence

They are the attributes that connect the human heart to another heart. They draw people closer to the leader, and thereby, closer to the vision. Here are 5 attributes that grow leadership influence.

7 Things My Workaholism Says About Me

These truths of workaholism have pushed me to re-think the structure of my life, and perhaps they will challenge you as well.
strength in weakness

5 Ways You and the People in Your Church Grow Strength Through Weakness

God gives us strength through weakness. He uses seasons of weakness to pry our hands off things that are not Him. Here are 5 ways we grow strength through weakness.
sex dreams

What Should Christians Do About Sex Dreams?

What do you do when you're having sex dreams (and not about your spouse), but can’t seem to do anything to stop them? Here's what John Piper has to say.
forgetting what is behind

Forgetting What Is Behind?

Are you forgetting what is behind? If you are plagued by the tendency to look back in wrong ways or be always glancing over your shoulder at sin, smarten up the pace, look up to Christ - His gaze was always right!
trust in the bible

Trust the Bible Above Your Experience

Remember that our experience no matter how great and no matter how sure we are about them can be wrong. We must trust in the Bible. The Word of God however cannot and will never be wrong and we must resolve to read it more, trust it more, and most importantly to obey it more.

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