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Experiencing God’s Love in a Broken World

Experiencing God’s Love in a Broken World

Evangelism is sharing the love of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ with an unsaved person/people to provide the opportunity for them to respond to God’s call and to receive God’s offer of eternal life with him. Our motivation for evangelism should be our love for...

Four Keys to Enjoying Your Time with the Bible More

Four Keys to Enjoying Your Time with the Bible More

Most Christians want to spend more time with God’s Word, but often find that it is a struggle to get started or keep going with their Bible reading. There are a lot of possible reasons for that struggle, but it isn’t inevitable, and there are definitely things that we...

What Kind of Foundation? Part 4

What Kind of Foundation? Part 4

This article is the final in a series that has already been published and that has focused on the critical need for churches to build a strong foundation in missions. We all know that at some point the foundation is done, and then it is time to build. Once the...

Your Preaching Is Overrated

Your Preaching Is Overrated

There I said it. You may not agree, but you needed to hear it. Now, before you unsubscribe or send me a scathing email about the power of the spoken word of God, hear me out. I’m not saying that the Word of God is overrated. I’m not saying that you’re preaching isn’t...

Finding Your Superhero

Finding Your Superhero

I got the call on a typically busy day of both ministry and publishing. FOX News wanted to do an interview on the upcoming Superman movie release, specifically on my thoughts of Warner Bros. Studios marketing this superhero to churches. Since I was both a comics...

Hermeneutical Virtues

Hermeneutical Virtues

What personal qualities are the most important as a pastor or teacher studies the Bible week after week? I offer five of the twelve virtues listed by Kostenberger and Patterson in their book, Invitation to Biblical Interpretation. All twelve virtues listed by the...

True Unity Takes a Miracle!

True Unity Takes a Miracle!

Live Long and Prosper I vividly remember Diane and I visiting the California Giant Sequoia groves in Yosemite National park. They are massive and purportedly the largest living things on planet Earth. From what I read about these majestic giants, their root system is...

Encountering God’s Promises When Life Hurts

Encountering God’s Promises When Life Hurts

There are times in our Christian experience when we don’t always feel like God keeps His promises. That might not be something most of us are willing to admit publicly, but most of us have probably felt it nonetheless. There are times when it looks like God said one...

Examination of Our Anxiety

Examination of Our Anxiety

The interior examination of anxiety is another powerful practice to engage in. To be anxious is to be human. But to be regularly shaped by anxiety diminishes our human­ity. Therapist and pastor Peter Steinke noted two types of anxiety: acute and chronic. Acute anxiety...

Experiencing God’s Love in a Broken World

Experiencing God’s Love in a Broken World

Evangelism is sharing the love of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ with an unsaved person/people to provide the opportunity for them to respond to God’s call and to receive God’s offer of eternal life with him. Our motivation for evangelism should be our love for...

Four Keys to Enjoying Your Time with the Bible More

Four Keys to Enjoying Your Time with the Bible More

Most Christians want to spend more time with God’s Word, but often find that it is a struggle to get started or keep going with their Bible reading. There are a lot of possible reasons for that struggle, but it isn’t inevitable, and there are definitely things that we...

What Kind of Foundation? Part 4

What Kind of Foundation? Part 4

This article is the final in a series that has already been published and that has focused on the critical need for churches to build a strong foundation in missions. We all know that at some point the foundation is done, and then it is time to build. Once the...

Your Preaching Is Overrated

Your Preaching Is Overrated

There I said it. You may not agree, but you needed to hear it. Now, before you unsubscribe or send me a scathing email about the power of the spoken word of God, hear me out. I’m not saying that the Word of God is overrated. I’m not saying that you’re preaching isn’t...

Finding Your Superhero

Finding Your Superhero

I got the call on a typically busy day of both ministry and publishing. FOX News wanted to do an interview on the upcoming Superman movie release, specifically on my thoughts of Warner Bros. Studios marketing this superhero to churches. Since I was both a comics...

Hermeneutical Virtues

Hermeneutical Virtues

What personal qualities are the most important as a pastor or teacher studies the Bible week after week? I offer five of the twelve virtues listed by Kostenberger and Patterson in their book, Invitation to Biblical Interpretation. All twelve virtues listed by the...

True Unity Takes a Miracle!

True Unity Takes a Miracle!

Live Long and Prosper I vividly remember Diane and I visiting the California Giant Sequoia groves in Yosemite National park. They are massive and purportedly the largest living things on planet Earth. From what I read about these majestic giants, their root system is...

Encountering God’s Promises When Life Hurts

Encountering God’s Promises When Life Hurts

There are times in our Christian experience when we don’t always feel like God keeps His promises. That might not be something most of us are willing to admit publicly, but most of us have probably felt it nonetheless. There are times when it looks like God said one...

Examination of Our Anxiety

Examination of Our Anxiety

The interior examination of anxiety is another powerful practice to engage in. To be anxious is to be human. But to be regularly shaped by anxiety diminishes our human­ity. Therapist and pastor Peter Steinke noted two types of anxiety: acute and chronic. Acute anxiety...

 

17 Ways to Keep Your Church Connected During Covid

17 Ways to Keep Your Church Connected During Covid

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