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Glorious Finish

Glorious Finish

  We are witnessing endless accounts of leaders who have received the flag of disqualification, raised the white flag of premature surrender, or thrown in the towel because of debilitating discouragement. No doubt, the complexities of modern ministry, the onslaught of...

When Blended Family Relationships Compete and Conflict

When Blended Family Relationships Compete and Conflict

  Blended family relationships naturally create loyalty conflicts—or maybe we could call them love conflicts. “Am I still loved? Who do you love more—your spouse/kids or me? Your old life or our new one?” What results is a household of competing relationships...

Analog Church

Analog Church

  COMPARISON, COPYCATS, CARICATURES Today people have access to the best sermons and church music in the world, at the touch of their fingertips. So why don’t they just stay home and listen from the comfort of their beds on Sunday mornings? For those of us who...

HONESTLY, Did God Bring Us the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic?

HONESTLY, Did God Bring Us the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic?

Pastor Resources · HONESTLY - Did God Bring Us The COVID - 19 Pandemic   A lot is being written about God's role in the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some are suggesting that it is Divine retribution for mankind's wickedness.  Others are promoting the idea that God is allowing...

Getting Guests Back

Getting Guests Back

Easter is coming! You’ve been exhorting, imploring, and challenging your congregation to invite about everyone attend your Easter service. The guests are on the way. Your congregants will be on their best behavior. The church is looking nice. The service is planned in...

FIVE WAYS TO OVERCOME FEAR

FIVE WAYS TO OVERCOME FEAR

“Why should I be afraid?” Israel’s King David once asked. I could give him plenty of reasons, from a pulmonary embolism that could have taken my life to a succession of less threatening but still uncomfortable and debilitating ailments, most recently the need for...

Man, the Glory Mirror

Man, the Glory Mirror

Man was created to worship God’s glory, and we saw in that earlier list of experiences that our appetite for God’s glory is one of the most foundational motives in our lives. We have longings. It’s one of the things that sets us apart from the animals. But here’s...

Missions with Accent

Missions with Accent

Yes, it may indeed be difficult to learn a foreign language, but one thing that English does not have is accent marks! Although English doesn’t really like to obey all the rules, English-speaking learners of other languages find those accent marks to be rather pesky....

God and the Experience of God

God and the Experience of God

I google the word “prayer” And there I am, Hands raised, Eyes closed, Silhouetted Against a backdrop Of God’s warm and welcoming glory. Clicking through these search results might get me re-thinking my prayer life a bit. Perhaps my prayers are lacking because my arms...

Glorious Finish

Glorious Finish

  We are witnessing endless accounts of leaders who have received the flag of disqualification, raised the white flag of premature surrender, or thrown in the towel because of debilitating discouragement. No doubt, the complexities of modern ministry, the onslaught of...

When Blended Family Relationships Compete and Conflict

When Blended Family Relationships Compete and Conflict

  Blended family relationships naturally create loyalty conflicts—or maybe we could call them love conflicts. “Am I still loved? Who do you love more—your spouse/kids or me? Your old life or our new one?” What results is a household of competing relationships...

Analog Church

Analog Church

  COMPARISON, COPYCATS, CARICATURES Today people have access to the best sermons and church music in the world, at the touch of their fingertips. So why don’t they just stay home and listen from the comfort of their beds on Sunday mornings? For those of us who...

HONESTLY, Did God Bring Us the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic?

HONESTLY, Did God Bring Us the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic?

Pastor Resources · HONESTLY - Did God Bring Us The COVID - 19 Pandemic   A lot is being written about God's role in the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some are suggesting that it is Divine retribution for mankind's wickedness.  Others are promoting the idea that God is allowing...

Getting Guests Back

Getting Guests Back

Easter is coming! You’ve been exhorting, imploring, and challenging your congregation to invite about everyone attend your Easter service. The guests are on the way. Your congregants will be on their best behavior. The church is looking nice. The service is planned in...

FIVE WAYS TO OVERCOME FEAR

FIVE WAYS TO OVERCOME FEAR

“Why should I be afraid?” Israel’s King David once asked. I could give him plenty of reasons, from a pulmonary embolism that could have taken my life to a succession of less threatening but still uncomfortable and debilitating ailments, most recently the need for...

Man, the Glory Mirror

Man, the Glory Mirror

Man was created to worship God’s glory, and we saw in that earlier list of experiences that our appetite for God’s glory is one of the most foundational motives in our lives. We have longings. It’s one of the things that sets us apart from the animals. But here’s...

Missions with Accent

Missions with Accent

Yes, it may indeed be difficult to learn a foreign language, but one thing that English does not have is accent marks! Although English doesn’t really like to obey all the rules, English-speaking learners of other languages find those accent marks to be rather pesky....

God and the Experience of God

God and the Experience of God

I google the word “prayer” And there I am, Hands raised, Eyes closed, Silhouetted Against a backdrop Of God’s warm and welcoming glory. Clicking through these search results might get me re-thinking my prayer life a bit. Perhaps my prayers are lacking because my arms...

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