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How Can We Be Filled With the Holy Spirit?

How can we be filled with the Holy Spirit? How can we experience an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon our church and ourselves that fills us with indomitable joy and frees us, and empowers us, to love those around us in ways so authentic that they are won to Christ?

5 Things Christians Fear (but Shouldn’t)

Fear and uncertainty are completely normal. Universally speaking, success comes when you push past your reservations, take a risk and run headlong into the unknown. Here are five things Christians fear that might be prohibiting their freedom and effectiveness.

7 Laws of Service in the Kingdom

If we want to follow Jesus, we must know his Kingdom law. In fact, there are seven laws—non-negotiable elements, iron-clad principles—regarding serving in the Kingdom of God.

Spiritual Habits: The Lord Speaks

"There are words to be heard, and lives to be lifted. Let’s get on with it, Jesus. I’m sorry for getting lost on the side trails again. I love that you love me, and that you speak. I embrace the seasons of silence, too. I know they come with the territory."

R.C. Sproul: We Cannot Love God if We Do Not Love His Word

It seems so much more exciting to live with a freewheeling openness to the leading of the Holy Spirit rather than practicing the laborious discipline of mastering His Word, but if we want to do the will of the Father, we need to study the Word of the Father.

If You Have No Sin, Go Ahead and Point out Everyone Else’s

Do you ever notice that we are often a bunch of pots and kettles pointing out the flaws in others that we are just as guilty of ourselves? 

We Remember Dr. King’s Message but Have We Missed His Point?

Nearly every schoolchild can tell you Dr. King “had a dream,” but perhaps only one in ten can articulate that dream.

I Prayed the Wrong Way for Years—I Learned This Secret and Everything Changed

If I’m being honest, prayer is one of the places where I struggle the most in my walk with God.

Dad, What’s Your Vision for Your Family?

When God made the family, he started by giving it a man — to lead it, to direct it, and to guide it. This wasn’t by accident, but by design.

Why People Leave and How to Help Them Return to the Church

One of the biggest mission fields may be in your church every week.

Your Husband’s Pornography Problem Is Not About You

Your husband’s pornography problem is about one thing. It’s about how sin is always crouching at our door, waiting to devour us. Pornography is such a quick and easy temptation, and it’s everywhere.

J.C. Ryle: Why Do Christians Get Sick?

"Let us turn aside for a few moments, and consider why Christians get sick. The consideration will not hasten its coming, and by God’s blessing may teach us wisdom."

How Can Fathers Talk to Their Children About Significant Events?

Christians have learned to expect that when we feel the most helpless, God is the most helpful. In light of that, what should fathers say to their children about significant events, like those we’ve faced this year and will continue to face in the future?

Healthy Christians Don’t Hesitate

Don't hesitate: determine what you know you need to do—even write it down—then create a clear plan of action to align yourself with what God wants from you.

The Dilemma of Progress and the Grace of Waiting

The dilemma of progress is this: the more things progress, the more we desire. The more we desire, the more we expect. The more we expect, the less we are willing to wait.

What Happens to Your Soul When You Die?

We’ve all thought about it. What happens the moment we take our last breath, our heart stops beating, and our soul departs from our now dead body? Truth be told, most of us fear dying, even if we do not fear death.

4 Bold and Courageous Prayers for 2022

Leadership is our great responsibility; prayer is our great priority. Here are four bold and courageous prayers every leader can pray. You can pray them once or all year!

Recognize Church Dropouts Before They Leave

One of the most significant reasons for stagnating and declining attendance is church dropouts. The most challenging problem is that church dropouts rarely return.

The Lonely Crowd: Churches Dying Due to Friendlessness

I’ve lost count of the number of Christians who’ve told me they either stopped attending church or left their church to join another one because they couldn’t make any friends there.

Three Reasons Every Christian Should Cultivate Curiosity

In a world that offers too many bad answers and not enough good questions, Christians should be known for our curiosity. Here are three reasons why.

‘Redeeming Love’ Movie Releases—But Should Christians Go See It?

The film, “Redeeming Love,” based on the Christian novel of the same name, released today in theaters. Author Francine Rivers says her story demonstrates “the pursuing love that God shows to His people,” but Christian author Phylicia Masonheimer believes it could be "enormous stumbling block" for some.

Jackie Hill Perry: Why We Have the Wrong Idea About God’s...

Jackie Hill Perry joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why the holiness of God is far more beautiful than we often think it is.

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