The hits and hurts that can come your way working in ministry are occupational hazards that can tear away at your soul, sap your enthusiasm, your creativity, and your missional stamina.
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They put difficulty and hope together in the tension of hardship and grace that is the life of everyone this side of eternity.
We seldom see the good God is doing through us as we are doing it. That keeps us humble.
When you have pledged your life to Christ’s save-the-world work, it’s the myths about Christianity that can drive you crazy.
To encourage our faith, James provides an historical example to whom we can relate—the praying prophet Elijah.
Stories about experiences of heaven have come and gone. But none have so captivated public attention or stirred controversy like Heaven Is for Real.
If you want to be a Biblical leader, consider these verses.
Rumor has it that parents can make rules. That they can make a difference. In fact, that’s their job. But that’s not the way we think.
Take the next step and let God take care of the details.
Divine wisdom—not earthly wisdom—is needed for us to be able to discern the right response to trial.
Today, pro-life advocates will be participating in the 41st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Their participation – despite the snow and cold temperatures – solemnly testifies to the beauty of preborn life, the worth of each and every woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, and the need for us, as a country, to embrace a culture of life.
The email came from a young man in a distant land.
One of the more important personal disciplines as a leader is to be able to know what you don’t care about. Or more to the point, what you shouldn’t care about.
Feel free to use this material in your sermons and Bible studies.
What does it really mean to trust God? Proverbs 3:5-6 answers that question.
Does your church model both authenticity and gospel-centeredness? Is it possible to do both well?
By now you’ve probably heard that Colorado is the first state to legalize marijuana. If you watch late night television at all, chances are good that you’ve heard a number of jokes about it.