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“That’s not the way Pastor Bob would do it.” The church member may have meant well, but her words stung the new pastor. After all, he had been at the church for only three months, and he had already heard that sentiment expressed more than a

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Christian preaching is not parroting. As desirable as it is to copy a skilled communicator, and as unavoidable as it is to imitate those who have shaped us most, there is good reason for a preacher to find his own voice. It’s not vanity, but being

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Discouragement is the natural consequence of unrealistic expectations, because, when you have an expectation in any area of your life that is rooted in fantasy instead of reality, you are setting yourself up for disappointment and failure. So do not wish for an easy life.

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The most common reason people check out your church is someone invited them. The most common reason people leave your church is they don’t feel connected. But what are the most common reasons people return to your church after their first visit or two? There’s lots of conversation

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Why does the church today lack the power and influence of the early church? In this podcast, John, Lisa, and Addison Bevere discuss the release of John’s newest book, Killing Kryptonite, and talk about a “spiritual kryptonite” that limits the body of Christ and keeps

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