How Jesus prepared his disciples for life as a misunderstood minority
One great example of motivating a team during crisis comes from the writings of David in Psalm 3. At the time of this writing, it is believed that David was hiding out from his own son Absalom. His encouragement kept his troops focused and gave them strength they needed in desperate times.
The Lord calls His people to a total commitment—whatever the cost and whatever the outcome.
We either live by the letter of the law, which kills the soul, or we live by the Spirit, which gives life (2 Cor 3:6).
The Detroit, Michigan native from the inner city sought to deliver a message of unity. He urged American citizens to stand on the Judeo-Christian values rooted in the nation's history.
There is little doubt that the religious story of our day is the rise of the “nones,” the religiously unaffiliated, in the United States.
In various countries around the world, homosexuals are being beaten and even killed with their governments’ approval. For example, in Nigeria, a recent law criminalizing homosexuality provides punishments, like whippings, to men who are caught having homosexual relations.
Two days ago, I preached my farewell sermon to the church that God---by His grace---gave me the privilege to serve for twenty-two years.
It's not easy, but pastors are commissioned to do this one thing for their people
Someone asked me an interesting question recently that I’d never been asked before: “What books do you keep closest to you when you write?”
There is something I just don't "get" - people trying to woo the already churched to another church as if that's the mission.
If my sickness had been worse, I would not have been able to preach, regardless how prepared I was or how much I desired to do so. How does a pastor prepare for these moments?
Guys, let's use this holiday to do what we should be doing more often
Let’s be clear: I hate slavery and racism because God hates slavery and racism.
Amazon's list spans the past 200 years or so, and has something of a tilt toward the new and trendy. But some things about this list raised questions.
If we aren’t careful, we can begin to believe lies about ourselves or our ministries. Here are 7 lies we often believe as pastors...
He knows he’s no more wonderful than anyone else. He is not on an ego-trip for Jesus. What a pastor needs is encouragement.
- February 06, 2014 |