The Holy Spirit. There is “something wonderfully mysterious” about him, says pastor and theologian Sinclair Ferguson.
He is the third person of the Trinity, the “self-effacing” member. He works ever in tandem with God’s word — incarnate, spoken, and written. He is one of the Christian’s
You have to invest and manage your time wisely to get the best Return On Investment for your life.
My goal in writing this is to frustrate you . . . I’ll tell you why.
After traveling and preaching to churches around the world for almost three decades, there are some questions I’m not afraid to ask anymore. When I look at the church today
Your ushers can make or break your worship service.
The difference between a grumpy, distracted, and untrained usher compared to a cheerful, engaged, and “serve you with a smile” usher is huge!
I’ve always loved the usher team; it was one of my favorite ministries to lead.
How many times do couples fight per year? A British insurance survey said 2,455 (that’s 7 per day!).
Out of 28 sources of fights, I picked out 10:
1. Not listening: 112
2. Overspending and money: 109
3. Laziness: 105
4. Driving too fast: 91
5. Dirty house: 90
6. Disciplining (or
by C. J. Rapp
I recently spent time with a fellow ministry leader who was clearly in a battle with discouragement. This once vibrant and passionate minister was now in the fight of a lifetime. Weakened by rejection and betrayal and tired of months of fighting,
"You've blown it" is one of the biggest lies of the enemy.
Let's face it - we all have a season (or seasons) in our lives we can look back on with pain, shame and regret; however, reflecting on the pain of our past will absolutely
In the course of one short week, America witnessed an extremely unique solar eclipse and then watched the state of Texas get hit with a catastrophic hurricane. Is God trying to get our attention, or is it foolish (and even dangerous) to speculate like this?
Can an overcommitted church become a balanced church?
Can a complex church become a simple church?
The answer to the questions is an unequivocal “yes,” but it won’t be easy in most churches. In my previous post, I identified some of the reasons our congregations have become
We love to take biblical words and weaken their meanings by adopting them for our own usage. One such word is “gospel.”
We use it in a light-hearted way when we refer to something as “the gospel truth.” Like when we say, “Donald Trump’s hair is