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reality

Rediscovering Reality

The earth belongs to the Lord God who made it. We humans and all angelic or heavenly beings—indeed all creation—belong to God. Reality is therefore His to define as He created it. We cannot simply go our own way and think God doesn’t care.
lent

Are You Ready for Lent? (It’s Almost Here!)

Lent is a season of preparation for the celebration of Easter. [This year it begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17th.] For many Christians, it is an occasion for renewed devotion to Jesus, for a recommitment to follow him on the way to the cross—and  through the cross to the empty tomb.
materialism

Preaching Heaven to Help Your People Fight Materialism

Materialism is everywhere. The siren song of the prosperity gospel is as alluring in the double-wide trailers of rural Montana as it is in the mud huts of rural Africa.
listening

Leaders and Their Listening: At Which of the 4 Levels Do You Listen?

The father of the field of listening, Ralph Nichols, captures the essence of listening in these words. The most basic of all human needs is the need to be understand and be understood.
pastor

The Idealized Pastor Versus Our Pastor

Comparisons of pastors have been around since we’ve had pastors. Paul wrote about it in 1 Corinthians 1:12: “Some of you are saying, ‘I am a follower of Paul.’ Others are saying, ‘I follow Apollos,’ or ‘I follow Peter,’ or ‘I follow only Christ.’”
Martin Luther King Jr. speech

10 Speaking Lessons From Dissecting a Martin Luther King Jr. Speech

Listening to a Martin Luther King Jr. speech will teach you a lot about speaking and preaching.
Bernice King

Bernice King: Love Is the Only Thing That Will Turn Our Nation Around

Dr. Bernice King addressed the crowd at Ebenezer Baptist Church admonishing the nation to follow Christ's example of love.
friend

Ministry With, Not Merely To

My friend who loves the best news of all was ministering with me by preaching Christ to my children. That’s what Christian friends do. They minister with each other and grow up together in Christ as Ephesians 4:15-16 describes:
leadership lessons 2020

Don’t Miss the Leadership Lessons 2020 Taught Us

Leadership Lessons 2020 - Your outcomes in 2021 will largely be based on what you learned and how you grew in 2020.
How to Handle a Fool (According to Scripture)

How to Handle a Fool (According to Scripture)

To know how to deal with a fool, you first have to recognize him (being sure to check the mirror in the process!). The Bible gives us a ready description, especially in the book of wisdom known as the Proverbs.
wear many hats

The Role of a Pastor – 16 Things People Never See

#wearmanyhats #unseenroles #unseenactors #hiddenactors #pastor #pastorlife #ministrylife #Godfirst
courage

Where to Find the Courage to Do Whatever God Asks

Standing before the Lord gave Elijah courage to stand before the king. His engagement with the Word, and his submission to God’s will, enabled Elijah to speak the truth to Ahab: “The Lord the God of Israel lives!”
high achiever

7 Secrets to Being a High Achiever

How can you be a high achiever and keep a good work/life balance? As I’ve reflected on what helps me accomplish so much, I came up with some thoughts as to how I’m able to maintain productivity in a healthy way.
jesus test

No One Has Scored At Least 10/15 In This Tricky Jesus Test

100 college students were given this 15-question tricky Jesus test and no one got at least 10/15 correctly. Can you?
leaders

12 Questions Church Leaders Need to Ask Monthly

The Bible assumes believers will be striving to follow God, continually living in an ongoing state of evaluation, repentance, and growth. While I’m not suggesting Christian leaders need to ask all of these questions below every day, I do think we need to ask them at least monthly:
virtual meetings

6 Tips to Overcome Virtual Meetings Fatigue

We should be thankful that the technology of virtual meetings has allowed us to stay somewhat connected to the world around us. But at the same time, we’re starting to feel the fatigue that comes with staring at tiny boxes of people on our computers.
preparing sermons

The Preacher’s Guide to Preparing Sermons With a Team

So, what’s wrong with preparing sermons alone? If almost everyone does it this way, how could it be so bad?
emotional

The Emotional But Rational Decisions Good Leaders Make

What if more church leaders (and the people in those churches) chose emotional intelligence over mere emotion? What if they made more “emotional but rational” decisions regarding ministry, outreach and organization?
tools

How to Use Exercise as One of Your Leadership Tools in 2021

Exercise is one of the important tools in a leader’s toolbox. Exercise increases the longevity of the leader. Exercise helps the leader fight stress and anxiety so that the leader is emotionally healthy for people he or she leads.
church staff

A Simple Exercise That Will Infuse Life Into Your Church Staff

Some time back our church staff held our annual in-house evaluation retreat when we reviewed the prior year’s goals and plans.
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