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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.  
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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?
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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."
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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

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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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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