Here are 50 sermons suitable for the start of a new year.
Wired magazine ran an article on the five best toys ever. And it was an important reminder that the best things in life – and often in ministry, leadership, business and family – are the simple things.
Just the other day a colleague forwarded me an excerpt from a marvelous C.S. Lewis essay. It is titled, The Grand Miracle. What wonderful Christmas imagery! I loved it – and thought you would as well.
When is over-indulgence at the table sinful? If the preacher brings the subject up, he’d better have answers. Perhaps, that's one reason why it doesn't come up very often.
What the Duck Dynasty controversy reveals about the impossibility of serving two masters
God's grace is not only sufficient for our salvation, but for every step on our road of sanctification and growth in holiness.
Nowadays, Christians are the cultural heretics. If you believe what the Bible teaches about homosexuality, your public platform may be in danger. No matter that Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, and every imam in Turkey believes the same thing. We’re for free speech, until it offends someone. Then we pull the plug.
Out in the West Texas town of El Paso it wouldn’t be hard to find a cowboy church. We have them in my neck of the woods too; I met a guy the other day who started one down the road.
In an interview published in GQ’s January 2014 issue, Phil “the Duck Commander” Robertson voiced traditional Christian views of marriage and sexuality with his trademark straight-shooter, non-nuanced style.
It’s a simple idea, and a deeply biblical one, woven into the very fabric of the prayer Jesus taught us to pray. “Thy kingdom come.”
Use these sermons as you prepare your Christmas messages.
Sometimes We Forget God is on Our Side
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.
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.
There is nothing more critical to leadership than strategic decision-making. And nothing is more strategic in decision-making than, well, strategy.
In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, individuals on the ground are struggling to survive.
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.
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.