A New Year’s resolution from Mark 1: keep picking men, praying to God, preaching the gospel, and providing needs.
The world seems to be very good at diagnosing problems, but often gives solutions that do not work. Christians have the message that is powerful enough to change hearts. So why is it that nonbelievers are at least willing to talk about racism, but many churches like to sweep it under the rug?
Our gracious Father and God, You are the great ruler over all creation. You are the Lord, You alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and You preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships You.
Have you noticed that recent months and years have recorded the fall of some very prominent church leaders? Can a fallen pastor be returned to pastoral leadership?
Sometimes the life of a pastor’s wife can be made more difficult and lonely than it needs to be. Here are some remedies.
“The enemy has been busy from the beginning,” Tony Carter says, “and his goal is to undermine the glory of God in the world.”
No man fells a Sequoia with one mighty blow. Faithfulness is doing over and over again the things that God requires.
Mentor for Life calls us back to our primary calling to make disciples who follow Jesus with their entire being.
Give your pastor the benefit of the doubt. Serve him in kindness. Pray for him and his preaching. See what the Lord does.
The Church is at war—sometimes with itself. At heart are competing visions of Christianity and Christian witness. How is it that people claiming to love Jesus and the Church could differ so wildly?
Romantics and realists need each other in conversations about the church’s health. Healthy conversation actually requires a prayerful dose of both realism and romanticism. Realists keep us from putting makeup on blemishes. Romantics keep us from rejecting the bride’s beauty.
An outwardly prosperous church is not the same thing as an inwardly healthy church. Knowing the difference can make the difference.