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Let’s Not Go Beyond What the Lord Said

If someone says, “I’ve had a revelation from the Lord, something Scripture doesn’t address.” Run. As fast as you can. This is a sign of a false teacher.

Opinion: The Hollowing Out of American Religion

The place of religion in American politics has become more important over the quarter-century that it has been my business, even as Americans themselves have been turning away from organized religion. Anyone who thinks this is a healthy development should think again.
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7 Keys to Create a Culture of Loyalty

You want your staff to be loyal to the vision of the organization and to one another. How does a culture of loyalty happen?
what does the Bible say about divorce Rethinking the Divorce Issue: Let’s Start Believing the Scriptures

What Does the Bible Say About Divorce? 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.
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10 Secrets of a Powerful 25-Minute Sermon

A regular critique will help you pick up on things that add length to your sermons, and help you regularly preach a powerful 25-minute sermon.  

Don’t Just Pray — Become a PRAYING Church

how does a church make the leap to become a praying church, where prayer is the engine and fuel behind every spiritual advancement?
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Is It OK for Pastors to Drink?

Jesus turned water into wine—so does that give the green light to pastors to drink alcohol?
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How to Identify ‘People Helpers’ in Your Church

Studies have shown that individuals in need of mental and emotional health assistance can be helped just as well by lay counselors and caregivers as by professionals in these areas, so gifted church members can be a resource to pastors in sharing this load.

Is Yours an Equipped Church?

Church leaders who claim to be serious about leading a disciple-making church aren’t going to get very far with such a claim if their flock isn’t equipped. But the equipping of the saints for ministry is one of the greatest failures among church leaders today.
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The Power and Wisdom of Confessional Discipleship

We now need to turn our attention to some practical approaches to carrying out confessional discipleship and offer some recommended resources that will help pastors along the way.
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10 Things That Happen When a Pastor Commits Adultery

A pastor commits adultery and it becomes public knowledge. This becomes a sad, sad day for everyone who knows him.
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How to Develop a Great Administrative Assistant

A great administrative assistant can become your partner and one of your most powerful assets as a leader when you work as a team.
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After Easter – 5 Vital Steps for What Comes Next

Is the singing and shouting over? Jesus encountered the disciples on Easter Sunday, but what after Easter: about Monday, or Tuesday, or beyond?
Resurrection of Jesus

12 Powerful Surprises About the Resurrection of Jesus

A dozen aspects of the resurrection of Jesus that instruct our minds, inspire our hearts and inform us all.
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Lysa TerKeurst: After a Year Like 2020, It’s Finally Time to Address Those Relational...

Lysa TerKeurst: "We need to release the part of what happened we keep replaying over and over in our mind with increasing feelings of resentment toward this person."
Maundy Thursday

What Is Maundy Thursday?—How to Celebrate During Holy Week

Today, on this Maundy Thursday, we see the Servant’s hands, washing His disciples’ feet. May we also hear His voice, giving us a new command.
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17 Powerful Good Friday Quotes That’ll Get You Ready for Easter

These amazing Good Friday quotes are from sermons on our sister site SermonCentral.com.

One Year of COVID: See How the Pandemic Reshaped the Church

At the one-year mark of coronavirus-related disruptions, here's an overview of this historic pandemic, the many ways it has affected pastors and congregations, some lessons and consequences, and signs of God's goodness amid all the hardship.
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Be Anxious for Nothing — Yes, but How?

The good news is that we can learn the things that make for peace. When we learn to pray the Jesus way, filled with thanksgiving, we can learn how to be anxious for nothing.
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5 Pastors on TikTok Reaching People Beyond Their Churches

Pastors on TikTok represent the full range of Christian faith: on matters ranging from theology to current social issues. The diversity of opinions and personalities among these pastors are as wide and varied as all the pastors in your hometown.

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Police and Protestors Face Off at the Fence Blocking GraceLife Church

GraceLife Church has insisted that its members were not among the hundreds of protesters, some of whom at one point started tearing down the fence surrounding the shuttered church. 

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