Max Lucado's book, "You'll Get Through This" is written to those who, like Joseph, find themselves stuck in the pit of suffering.
- August 28, 2013 |
Ever since the article, Why Millennials are leaving the Church, the internet has been flooded with responses about the state of the Church and “how” or “if” it should be fixed.
How do we reclaim the church mountain to fulfill its mandate to equip change agents?
Contentment does not come naturally. It is something we must learn. How do we learn it? Through the fires of affliction.
In 1999, Christian musician Matt Redman released a song called, “The Heart of Worship”.
Only two things in this world are eternal—the Word of God and people.
Let's begin with an object lesson this morning. This is a toothpaste tube. I'm prepared to confess this morning that I am a "squeezer."
"It may seem ironic, but some of the people from whom you have to most tenaciously guard your church are other believers."
While we don't have a ton of college students, the largest percentage of our growth at Redeemer comes from the millennial generation. Here's what they're saying...
A 2009 Barna survey found only 19% of Christians (and 4% of those in their 20's) hold a biblical worldview.
People are incurably religious. If they do not worship God, they will find something to worship.
It’s not the content you receive every week that is so formative; it’s the act of being together and making the Lord’s family your priority. It’s similar to a family to eats every night together at the table. The value is not in the specifics of your conversation, but the very act of demonstrating your love for each other.
There are countless reasons for dropping the occasional story into your sermon. Here are my top three.
No matter how good you design a church service to be, if the children's ministry is bad, people won't come back - unless they're folks without kids.
The God who promised we won’t lose our reward for giving a cup of cold water to a disciple won’t fail to bless us when we bless others.
Though all Christians are called to serve the cause of Christ, God calls certain persons to serve the Church as pastors and other ministers. Wondering if you're one of them?
The pursuit of racial reconciliation is difficult at best, but we have a hope that is greater.
Only about 5 percent of adult church members tithe, according to a study by The Barna Group.
The more contact I've had with those divorced and divorcing, the more my heart aches. Too many situations don't fit the "rules."