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Ministry to the Vulnerable

Ministry to the Vulnerable

I remember when I first heard the word “vulnerable” a couple of years ago. My wife, Julie, and I had been invited to be the CityServe National Directors for the Vulnerable Initiative, but to be honest, I wasn’t sure I knew who “the vulnerable” were. I soon learned...

Building Endurance In Ministry & Life

Building Endurance In Ministry & Life

The coffee bean is a tiny thing that drives many people through the day. Maybe we don’t “need” it to survive, per se, but, for some, it plays a critical role in our ability to function effectively and apparently helps us live longer. Prayer similarly has this...

Demonstrating Gentleness 

Demonstrating Gentleness 

Demonstrating gentleness toward others, especially when they’re against us, means we’re walking in the humility needed to handle others with care in the ways we speak and the ways we act. Gentleness is a determination to encourage and bless others as we interact with...

Hope When Your Heart is Breaking

Hope When Your Heart is Breaking

Truck drivers see it all the time. I’ve seen it a few times when we’ve needed to drive through the night. It comes about the time you’ve opened the window on a frigid night. And you’ve turned to the most annoying radio station you can find. Because the night is...

Leadership Success in 10 Minutes a Day

Leadership Success in 10 Minutes a Day

Why do leaders sometimes struggle with decision-making? There are at least five major reasons. The first is fear of the unknown. The leader may not have knowledge or experience concerning the decision at hand. He or she may be looking for some sort of assurance or...

Six Benefits of Studying God’s Word with Others

Six Benefits of Studying God’s Word with Others

We all know that studying the Bible on your own is foundational to the Christian life. But how important is it to do it together? If leading or attending a small group Bible study sounds like an unnecessary commitment to you or members of your congregation, here are...

MEGIDDO

MEGIDDO

As excavators brought Megiddo back to life, they saw a stronghold. This place was the intersection between Assyria and Egypt – the main trade route between the east and the west. In Revelation 16:16, Har Megiddo is even referred to as Armageddon. When we think of...

That’ll Leave a Mark!

That’ll Leave a Mark!

I vividly remember a number of years ago that we were moving some things on the platform of our church getting ready for some event. One of our Youth, who was maybe ten or twelve years old, was carrying a speaker probably a little bigger than he was when he slipped...

Life-Changing Lessons I’ve Learned from Persecuted Christians

Life-Changing Lessons I’ve Learned from Persecuted Christians

We’re leaving for the airport in twenty-five minutes. I hope you’re ready. I’m rushing around my house, trying to figure out how to get my suitcase closed and which things in it I won’t actually need on the trip. I check my phone again to see what the weather is...

Tranquility Pt 3 Steadfast Minds

Tranquility Pt 3 Steadfast Minds

Is peace a state of mind that comes naturally to you? Could you honestly say the words, “I feel completely at peace right now,” and truly feel it? In many ways, finding peace is a lost art. Your world may be filled with distractions and meaningless babble that capture...

Ministry to the Vulnerable

Ministry to the Vulnerable

I remember when I first heard the word “vulnerable” a couple of years ago. My wife, Julie, and I had been invited to be the CityServe National Directors for the Vulnerable Initiative, but to be honest, I wasn’t sure I knew who “the vulnerable” were. I soon learned...

Building Endurance In Ministry & Life

Building Endurance In Ministry & Life

The coffee bean is a tiny thing that drives many people through the day. Maybe we don’t “need” it to survive, per se, but, for some, it plays a critical role in our ability to function effectively and apparently helps us live longer. Prayer similarly has this...

Demonstrating Gentleness 

Demonstrating Gentleness 

Demonstrating gentleness toward others, especially when they’re against us, means we’re walking in the humility needed to handle others with care in the ways we speak and the ways we act. Gentleness is a determination to encourage and bless others as we interact with...

Hope When Your Heart is Breaking

Hope When Your Heart is Breaking

Truck drivers see it all the time. I’ve seen it a few times when we’ve needed to drive through the night. It comes about the time you’ve opened the window on a frigid night. And you’ve turned to the most annoying radio station you can find. Because the night is...

Leadership Success in 10 Minutes a Day

Leadership Success in 10 Minutes a Day

Why do leaders sometimes struggle with decision-making? There are at least five major reasons. The first is fear of the unknown. The leader may not have knowledge or experience concerning the decision at hand. He or she may be looking for some sort of assurance or...

Six Benefits of Studying God’s Word with Others

Six Benefits of Studying God’s Word with Others

We all know that studying the Bible on your own is foundational to the Christian life. But how important is it to do it together? If leading or attending a small group Bible study sounds like an unnecessary commitment to you or members of your congregation, here are...

MEGIDDO

MEGIDDO

As excavators brought Megiddo back to life, they saw a stronghold. This place was the intersection between Assyria and Egypt – the main trade route between the east and the west. In Revelation 16:16, Har Megiddo is even referred to as Armageddon. When we think of...

That’ll Leave a Mark!

That’ll Leave a Mark!

I vividly remember a number of years ago that we were moving some things on the platform of our church getting ready for some event. One of our Youth, who was maybe ten or twelve years old, was carrying a speaker probably a little bigger than he was when he slipped...

Life-Changing Lessons I’ve Learned from Persecuted Christians

Life-Changing Lessons I’ve Learned from Persecuted Christians

We’re leaving for the airport in twenty-five minutes. I hope you’re ready. I’m rushing around my house, trying to figure out how to get my suitcase closed and which things in it I won’t actually need on the trip. I check my phone again to see what the weather is...

Tranquility Pt 3 Steadfast Minds

Tranquility Pt 3 Steadfast Minds

Is peace a state of mind that comes naturally to you? Could you honestly say the words, “I feel completely at peace right now,” and truly feel it? In many ways, finding peace is a lost art. Your world may be filled with distractions and meaningless babble that capture...

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