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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.
Good Friday leadership

15 Good Friday Leadership Lessons

Discussing the implications of Good Friday and the price Jesus paid for our sins is one of those times. However timidly, here are 15 Good Friday leadership lessons. 
Palm Sunday Sermon

Palm Sunday Sermon: What Kind of King Did You Expect?

You'll want to read this before you preach any Palm Sunday sermon! Have you ever asked yourself, “If this was a triumphal entry, then why did they crucify Jesus at the end of the week?”
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Sabbath: How to Take a Day Off

Brady Boyd: Let’s be honest, most of us do not know how to take a day off without feeling guilty.
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Is God Proud of You?

Is God proud of me? If you're like me, it's SO hard to believe, but I promise you it's true. It has to be because of the cross. 
cost of adultery

The High Cost of Adultery—and Who Pays It

From time to time we need to be reminded of the high cost of adultery that those who love us are required to bear when we break our vows. #unfaithfulness #adultery

To Every Pastor Who Is Ready to Give Up

Because pastoral burnout and discouragement have reached epidemic levels. There are all kinds of factors behind this, but regardless of the causes, my heart breaks every time I talk to another discouraged pastor.
I Became an iPad Pastor and It's Been Great (So Far)

I Became an iPad Pastor and It’s Been Great (So Far)

I’m a pastor, and I bought an iPad recently. If you are a pastor, could an iPad help you become more effective? Maybe. Maybe not. Although I’m only a little over a week into owning mine, and it has exceeded all my expectations.
porn addiction

Porn: The Subtle Anesthesia

The Catechism states that the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, but most of the time, if I’m honest, there has been little to no enjoyment of Him. In fact, in the midst of my porn addiction, there was often no enjoyment of anything at all.
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5 Must-Have Keys to Effective Church Evangelism Strategies

Will Mancini offers time-tested wisdom with these five essentials that any outreach strategy MUST have in order to work in your local culture.

Do This Instead of Spending All Your Money on Christmas Presents for Your Kids

As parents, we want to give our kids great gifts at Christmas. We get their wish lists and get as much as our budget allows. But what if we focused on making memories instead of tons of gifts?
insecure leader

7 Traits of an Insecure Leader

Insecurity can be disguised, but it can't be hidden.
Matt Chandler: Is Church Membership Biblical?

Matt Chandler: Is Church Membership Biblical?

Matt Chandler offers a biblical response to the debate on church membership.
5 Ways to Preach Like a Pharisee

5 Ways to Preach Like a Pharisee

How do you preach like a Pharisee?
5 Things That KILL a Strong Leadership Finish

5 Things That KILL a Strong Leadership Finish

Why do some leaders end so well while others go out not in a blaze of glory, but in a blaze of gory?
How My Personal Prayer Team Is Structured

How My Personal Prayer Team Is Structured

A pastor describes his personal prayer team including its preferred model, function and schedule.
Propoganda and the gospel

Propaganda and the Gospel

Propaganda and the gospel: Here's the gospel in five minutes....
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Research: Americans Turn to God and Generosity After Natural Disasters

Most people do not believe prayer can avert natural disasters, yet many say they trust God more after natural disasters occur.
Disaster Relief

5 Ways to Get Involved in Disaster Relief

"When it comes to disaster relief, don't follow your heart, follow the direction of those already engaged."
Mothers

Motherhood Is Victory

"We are not bearing children to clear a field for planting, we are bearing children to work the harvest."
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