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Doing Church Biblically Can Be Messy

Doing Church Biblically Can Be Messy

Making sure you have a biblical church is often a messy, difficult, and uncomfortable process. There are many, easier approaches pastors can take with their churches, none of which are honoring to God.
Ten Tips on Sermon Illustrations

Ten Tips on Sermon Illustrations

Sermon illustrations can be a glorious bridge in a sermon between the text of God's Word and the congregation. A good illustration can open up a passage of Scripture, bring understanding to God's people, and touch their hearts with application.
7 Practical Thoughts on Forgiveness in Leadership

7 Practical Thoughts on Forgiveness in Leadership

Forgiving people and asking for forgiveness is tough work. But forgiveness is to the leader what oxygen is to the lungs.
The Three Biggest Enemies You’ll Face Every Day

The Three Biggest Enemies You’ll Face Every Day

There are three biggest enemies you'll face every day. And people are not the real enemies. Paul made that clear.
Why and How We Can Appreciate Pastors

Why and How We Can Appreciate Pastors

We know the strength of churches is directly connected to the effectiveness and well-being of pastors. This is why we must appreciate pastors. 
The Almost Invisible Church

The Almost Invisible Church

Be content with pastoring an almost invisible church. To paraphrase an old saying, God must love almost invisible churches because he made so many of them. So we’d better start to love them too.
Why “Remove Negative People” Is Terrible Advice For Leaders

Why “Remove Negative People” Is Terrible Advice For Leaders

The world may tell you to remove negative people from your life. But if you strive to be an authentic leader, your goal should be just the opposite. You should be seeking out negative people, and placing yourself directly, and intentionally, in their midst.
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Distinguishing Marks of an Unteachable Person

An unteachable person is not necessarily quarrelsome, although when the right issue arises they may be, or they may just walk away. What does an unteachable person look like? What are his (or her) distinguishing marks? Here are twelve possibilities.
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The Spiritual Battle With Weight Loss

Today we talk about weight loss. The physical side of weight loss will happen in a lot of different ways for various people. But there’s a spiritual dimension to weight loss that we all need to be aware of.
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To the Women Who Faithfully Serve (and Proclaim) Jesus

To the women in ministry: If we offend man by preaching, teaching and sharing the message of Jesus with our lost and broken world it is better than offending God by not sharing the message.
John MacArthur and Beth Moore

Beth Moore: Please Don’t Go Home

Using a single verse from the Bible, men like John MacArthur find it ok to ridicule women like Beth Moore, and to say to all the girls and women with the gift of teaching, “Go home”. 
7 Reasons Churches Need to Consider a Young Pastor to Lead Their Church Revitalization

7 Reasons Churches Need to Consider a Young Pastor to Lead Their Church Revitalization

I understand why churches look for someone with ministry experience when they’re looking for a pastor. Frankly, I would naturally lean that way, too—except for the many “rookie” pastors I’ve seen do well in their ministry. Here’s why a young pastor might lead well your church’s revitalization efforts.
6 Primary Life Patterns of a Mature Leader

6 Primary Life Patterns of a Mature Leader

"Maturity is an inner quality that resonates through all the components of a leader’s life."
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Sacrificing International Missions on the Altar of Safety and Comfort

“I don’t see a need for them to rush to the international missions field. It will still be there in a few years.” Really? You don’t see a need? How about the millions who will enter a Christ-less eternity while you hold them back?
Six Things Pastors Should Say in Every Sermon

Six Things Pastors Should Say in Every Sermon

To address the reality of the unreached and those lacking knowledge among us, here are six things pastors should say in every sermon.
Does the Church Have a Senior Pastor Problem?

Does the Church Have a Senior Pastor Problem?

A pattern of these conflicts recently occurred to me. And they all started with one specific kind of person within the church—the senior pastor. So I began to ask myself: Does the church have a senior pastor problem? Here’s a few examples that help to make my point.
Pastors Are Just People Too

Pastors Are Just People Too

Pastor, allow your church minister to you. In doing so, you honor your people with the opportunity to fulfill the Word of God: “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Gal 6:2).
Looking Closely at Speaking in Tongues

Looking Closely at Speaking in Tongues

In this post, I will not be answering every question you or I might have about speaking in tongues, but I do hope to point out four features of this chapter, features which should shape our hearts and guide our discussion about speaking in tongues.
What Is the Gospel of John About?

What Is the Gospel of John About?

The Gospel of John aims to persuade readers that “Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31).
The Hidden Reason Why Negative Emotions Are Helpful

The Hidden Reason Why Negative Emotions Are Helpful

Negative emotions help you detect basic needs and warn you of boundary violations. Thus, they aren’t to be avoided. In fact, they help lead you toward healthy self-care and wise decision making.
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