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47 Christmas Sermons

Use these sermons as you prepare your Christmas messages.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • December 05, 2013 |
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Why I Don't Hate Joel Osteen: A Sermon on a Staff

Sometimes We Forget God is on Our Side

Dave Ramsey vs. Prosperity Theology

If you’re not entirely clear on what ‘prosperity gospel’ means, it seems you’re not alone. Recently, Dave Ramsey found himself being tossed into the category.

Is Pope Francis Leaving Vatican At Night To Minister To the Homeless?

It would seem Pope Francis isn't about to let his position within the Catholic Church stop him from taking an active role in Christ’s ministry.

Strategic Strategy

There is nothing more critical to leadership than strategic decision-making. And nothing is more strategic in decision-making than, well, strategy.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 26, 2013 |
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Two Weeks after Typhoon, Thousands Struggle for Survival

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, individuals on the ground are struggling to survive.

Giving Thanks to God: Losing a National Tradition

As we, once again, approach this national day of “thanksgiving” I thought it necessary to reflect upon our nation’s long history of acknowledging and giving thanks to the Almighty God.

Guest Post: Adoption is Gritty and Glorious

The fourth post in my National Adoption Month guest series highlights The Batura Family. Paul Batura is a longtime Focus team member who currently serves as Focus’ vice president of communications. He and his wife Julie adopted their three boys at birth.

Family Visits Imprisoned Pastor Saeed in Prison

For the first time since his transfer to Rajai Shahr, another prison in Iran, American pastor Saeed Abedini was allowed to visit with members of his Iranian family.

A Most Converted Man

C.S. Lewis’ passion was thoughtfully translating the Christian faith into language that anyone could understand. He was driven to have people know what Christianity was about.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 21, 2013 |
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Social Justice, the Circus, and Programming Away the Gospel

I’ve called our church to keep visiting orphans and widows, adopting children, and ministering in the prisons. I’ve encouraged them to keep doing mercy ministry and working for social justice. Of course, I don’t want the church as the church to set up a program of feeding the hungry or clothing the naked. What?

5 Tips on Establishing Yourself as a Writer

If God has gifted you and given you a passion for words, here's how to get started.

Why So Many Christians Are Relaxing Over Alcoholic Drinks

If you grew up in U.S. evangelicalism, especially in the south, there’s a good chance you grew up hearing about the evils of alcohol.

  • Debbie Holloway |
  • November 21, 2013 |
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Would You “Give Up Everything” for the Kingdom?

This is the question, of sorts, I recently posed to a local businessman. As I indicated in my last commentary, I have embarked on an enterprise that I believe offers a modern example of what Jesus meant when he told his disciples to “seek first the kingdom” (Matt. 6:33).

Whatever Happened to Evangelism? (2013)

It’s time someone wrote a book for the church titled Whatever Became of Evangelism? The point would be how we tend to avoid terms like “lost” or “hell” or “salvation.” It would detail how the Great Commission became the Great Rhetoric and then finally fell into the category of the Great Community.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 14, 2013 |
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I Get Goosebumps When I Think of Government Transformation

In an ongoing and increasingly broad discussion concerning R2K vs. transformationalism, D.G. Hart posted an informative exchange involving J. Gresham Machen (arguably the leading theologian of the twentieth century) when he appeared before congress in 1926 to oppose the formation of the Federal Department of Education.

Guest Post: Dear Parents with Young Children in Church

This stay-at-home mom’s blog post has already encouraged many parents who, week after week, faithfully attend church services with their young children.

Why do One-Third of Pastors' Kids Drop Out of Church?

While only 7% of pastors' kids no longer consider themselves to be Christians, 1 in 3 pastors' kids are no longer actively involved in church.

Billy Graham's Final Message

Billy Graham still dreams of winning multitudes to Christ.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • November 14, 2013 |
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Billy Graham: 'I Want to Leave You with Truth'

Dr. Graham is delivering what the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is calling his "last message to America."

Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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