The Amazing Power of Thanking God for What He HASN’T Done

If you have been praying for a son or daughter’s return to the faith, take a break and thank God for bringing them back. If you have been praying for release from a sin, thank God for His strength and deliverance. #thankful #thankGod

4 Essential Behaviors That Enhance Leadership Success

Pastors and leaders would do well to practice these four behaviors to improve their leadership success.

Why Does God Command Violence in the Old Testament?

Is God's personality inconsistent between the Old and New Testaments? N.T. Wright and Jefferson Bethke discuss it.

Top Characteristics of a Good Shepherd

Good shepherds can say to their flocks, "Follow me as I follow Christ."

In the Christian Life, the Name of Jesus Is Everything

After receiving the 10 Commandments, Moses asks to see God’s glory. God reminds Moses that if he were to meet him face-to-face, Moses would be a dead man Even though this is an Old Testament encounter, we can learn from it that the name Jesus is everything.

Deconstruction and Filling the Gap

If you aren’t yet familiar with the term deconstruction you soon will be. Many are trying to untangle a ton of knots and are doing it in the context of a ton of pain.

5 Ways Preachers Blow It During the Invitation

What is the invitation I’m referring to? The Gospel invitation! It’s the moment when a preacher invites unbelievers to believe and the lost to be saved.

R.C. Sproul: Don’t Pray Like a Pagan

Jesus was saying in Matthew 6:7 that we must not regard prayer as some kind of magical incantation, for that is how pagans pray. They recite certain phrases over and over again, with no understanding of what the words mean.

Being Bereans With Ourselves

It seems to me that when we talk about being a good Berean we’re usually thinking about assessing the claims of others that are brought before us. And we do need to be Bereans when it comes to the truth claims of others.

Christian, Do Not Bypass Your Grief

Grief is an important aspect of the human experience and we should stop trying to simply move past it.

How Natural Growth Teaches About Spiritual Growth

Natural growth teaches us that coming into maturity depends not only on the child, but the family as well. And the neighborhood. And the society.

5 Essentials for Today’s Church to Thrive

Current culture is more complex, it’s changing rapidly, and we must keep up. The church is good at these things on the following list, but we must get better.

7 Keys to Create a Culture of Loyalty

You want your staff to be loyal to the vision of the organization and to one another. How does a culture of loyalty happen?

Mother’s Day Sermons & Worship Resources: 20 Top Suggestions

Mother's Day is the third-highest church attendance day of the year. So it's a great opportunity to use Mother's Day sermons and worship resources to share the Gospel!

Leaders Pray Expectantly

Leaders pray Expectantly. Are you a leader? How do you pray? Let's pray expectantly. Keep asking him to bless, and even heal.

Contentment Turns All It Touches to Gold

"Content is the philosopher's stone which turns all it touches into gold; happy is he who has found it. Content is more than a kingdom, it is another word for happiness." (C. H. Spurgeon)

3 Unexpected Blessings From the Parables of Jesus

Sometimes church-going Christians miss the power of the Lord’s teaching because we are over-familiar with the parables of Jesus.

8 Ways to Maximize Bible Impact Upon Your Life

Willow Creek’s Reveal survey of several thousand churches revealed not a silver bullet, but the number one catalyst that believers said contributed most to their growth: Bible reading and reflection.

‘There Is No Shame in Divorcing Josh,’ Says Anna Duggar’s Cousin...

Anna Duggar should feel “no shame” about divorcing her husband, Josh Duggar, says Anna’s cousin, Amy King. Federal prosecutors are seeking a 20-year prison sentence for Josh, who has been convicted of receiving and possessing child pornography.

Leonard Sweet: Church Leaders, God Has Given You This Moment—Don’t Miss...

Dr. Leonard Sweet joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what our current cultural “volcanoes” mean for the church and why he sees hope amid the chaos.