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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.
Lysa TerKeurst

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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3 Key Church Leadership Failures

Today’s church leaders are often taught that “leadership is everything,” If that’s the case, then church leaders must be willing to step back and see these church leadership failures.
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President Biden Has Promised to Pass the Equality Act—Here’s How That Threatens Your Freedoms

The “Equality Act” should be concerning to anyone who values religious freedom and true equality. Yet, the passage of this legislation is more likely than ever before.
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Think the “Equality Act” Will Spare Churches and Religious Schools? Think Again

But if the “Equality Act” is passed – which President Biden has promised to push for in the first 100 days of his administration – not even churches and religious schools will be safe from the government’s reach.
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How Pleading Sexual Addiction Protects Evangelical Men

Even though evangelical men are far less likely to be frequent porn viewers compared to non-evangelical men, roughly 30% of evangelical men consider themselves “addicted to pornography,” nearly one-third more than their non-evangelical counterparts.
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12 Sticky Issues Facing Pastors’ Wives

Viewing pastors wives as a “second-class” citizen is hurtful, not to mention sinful. There are no easy answers other than loving them strongly and caring deeply for them—being sensitive to the pressures they are also experiencing being in the ministry.
Asian Americans

Why We Desperately Need Race-Conscious Discipleship

With more than 12,000 signatures, and pastors from small congregations to nationally recognized ones preaching about the rise in violence against Asian Americans, I believed the church could potentially help prevent some of the incidents we would see.
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Esau McCaulley – Black Christian Solidarity Against Anti-Asian Racism

"Being a co-belligerent in the struggle for justice does not mean collapsing all Asian problems into Black ones or ignoring the tensions that exist between Black and Asian communities."
Malchus

Ask Malchus: Jesus Heals What His Followers Break

When he touches his intact ear lobe, Malchus remembers pain and grace. Pain from the hands of a Jesus-follower. But grace from the One who heals even those on the betrayer’s side.
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Why I Quit Tithing (and Why You Should Too)

If you've ever asked, "How much are you supposed to tithe?" that's understandable. To many Christians, it seems like some sort of country club due. But giving is supposed to be an act of worship that draws us closer to the heart of God.
15 Powerful Easter Quotes to Use in Your Church or Home

15 Powerful Easter Quotes to Use in Your Church or Home

Every sermon can use a dash of spice. Try these seasonal favorites.
unity

Unity, Purity, and Civility

Pastoring a church today is challenging on many fronts.  One of those fronts is navigating the biblical call for maintaining both unity and purity in the local and global church.
fake christians

Tim Keller: 3 Questions Fake Christians Can’t Answer

There are several questions that fake Christians won't be able to answer. According to Tim Keller, these are questions that focus on hallmarks of a growing relationship with God.
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