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5 Rhetorical Questions From Paul

The questions Paul asks and the answers he provides profoundly confront the doubts we can have about the nature of God’s love.

Unless the Lord Builds the House – A Meditation

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. What better verse to meditate upon regarding our ministries?

God Sustains the Weary with a Word

From Isaiah: the Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word.

Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Seeking Healing Through Prayer

For the Christian seeking healing, I hope these healing do’s and don’ts are full of faith and hope, but also a healthy dose of common sense and reality.

Church Love – 10 Ways to Love One Another

The church is like a family, and like a family, it is made up of imperfect people. It provides an opportunity to love one another.

Remembering 9/11 In Church This Weekend

3 prayer reminders we can share at our worship gatherings this weekend in remembrance of 9/11.

10 Things You Should Know About the Garden of Eden

10 Things You Should Know About the Garden of Eden

15 Signs of Leadership Fatigue

Given the stress many church leaders are under during this COVID-19 crisis, I’m updating and reposting this word from 2015 to encourage each of us to be aware of leadership fatigue.

Overcoming Your Fear of Praying in Public

Praying in public may very well be the Christian equivalent of public speaking, which is our greatest fear as the general population. And this fear is not restricted to ordinarily timid people. Even leaders sometimes have trouble leading in prayer.

How Long Can You Succeed in Ministry Without God?

It's not all that hard to build a ministry without God. What a terrifying place to be.

Is Jesus an Impossible Mentor?

It’s impossible to be like Jesus, isn’t it? He was perfect. He was God-come-to-earth and his life sets the bar impossibly high for any of us.

What is the Cost of Healing ?

if we embrace the kind of healing available to everybody who is broken and in pain – we’ll have to let go of some things that are quite precious to us. That's the cost of healing.

4 Wins When a Leader Takes an Extended Break

I have learned that taking an extended break each year is fruitful for me, for my team, for the church, and for the future.

Why Women Don’t Like Women’s Ministry

We know that some women love women's ministry, but there are others who will never attend. Why is that? And how can those of us passionate about women's ministry be even more effective?

5 Reasons I’m Starting to Read a Paper Bible Again

"What are your thoughts and experiences about reading a paper Bible versus an electronic one?"

How to Receive Criticism and Respond With Grace

Randy Alcorn: "I love this advice from Scott Sauls about how to receive criticism and respond with grace. There’s a lot of wisdom here."

6 Sets of Contrasting Ministry Mistakes I’ve Made

I’ve made a lot of ministry mistakes in 40+ years—and some that almost seem contradictory to others. Here are some of those mistakes.

Loving Jesus More Than Theology

May we never love doctrine for doctrine’s sake; love doctrine for the aim of loving Jesus. No more knockoffs. The real thing is ready.

When Is an Elder Disqualified from Ministry?

When is an elder disqualified from ministry? For us to assume that a man is done and disqualified for ministry because of an instance, rather than because of a character issue, sells short the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel is about restoration.

10 Things Preachers Absolutely HATE to Admit Publicly

This hard-to-acknowledge "preachers admit" list can give you practical insights on how to pray for your pastors.

Wife Who Fought to ‘Save Saeed’ Says Christian Leaders Failed to...

Naghmeh Panahi, who fought to "Save Saeed" Abedini, her pastor husband who had been imprisoned in Iran, now claims that key Christian leaders, including Franklin Graham, failed to act on her claims that Abedini was physically and emotionally abusive to her.

Brian Tome: What It Was Like to Pastor Through the ‘Worst...

“You can go through a desert," says Brian Tome, "and not lose your faith and still be used by God, even though you don't feel like you're being used by God.”

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