"Do You Believe in God?" It wasn't until I closed the store that night that I had found this little card next to my register
The best leaders lead from the front. They don't delegate, abdicate or relegate the heavy lifting to "subordinates."
Hormones Energy Drinks Jesus = the rapid spread of the gospel!
If Jesus were on Twitter what 140 character message do you think he would send to you?
Although it is in good working condition few think to use it. What is the dusty bazooka hidden in the closet? It is prayer.
Most teenagers today don't believe that any one being can own the exclusive way to God. The words of Jesus is John 14:6 make many of them squirm
If you truly love God you, like Paul, won't be able to shut up about him. You'll share the good news out of the overflow of his love for you
Youth leaders will spend more time in the prayer closet and less time shopping for the latest youth ministry BSO's (Bright Shiny Objects)
The pay is great … when you get to heaven.
This verse makes it abundantly clear that the temptation of sexual immorality is just like a bowl of hot, steaming stew waiting to steal a believer's birthright.
"All you gotta do is say this prayer." Saying a prayer never saved anybody. It's faith alone in Christ alone based on his finished work on the cross that regenerates the lost soul.
When the teens in your youth ministry begin to share their faith they will pray harder and worship louder. Many of them will read the Bible more diligently and walk in dependence on God more willingly.
"What are you thankful for?" That's it. That's my "brilliant" idea for sharing the gospel in a simple and natural way this Thanksgiving
Jesus was not cool. He was not fashionable. He was not attractive during His time or anytime for that matter. We must remember that the call of Christ is the call to be uncool.
Have you lost the spark? Do you have a bad case of EMMS (Endless Ministry Meetings Syndrome) and has it doused your fire of desire to reach the lost for Christ?
I'm hearing the rustling of God's Spirit toward revival from all sorts of ministries from my missions focused friends to local church pastors to college ministry leaders.
If you are a believer in Jesus then you should be overly generous when your doorbell rings. Give fistfuls of candy, not a breathmint taped to a gospel of John.
When it comes to evangelism, a mission statement can turn from big black letters on a church marquee to a little, white lie that the church is telling the community. Strike that … it's a big lie.
One of the things I love about kids is their propensity for forthrightness. Too many times too many adults try to be tricky when it comes to sharing their faith.
Clarity matters, especially when it comes to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.
The same cross that saves us gives us the power to have victory over sin in our lives on a practical level. But, if we are honest, our practical sanctification is never a complete 180.
Here's a good basic rule of thumb: if it is something that Hitler is more likely to do than Jesus, it's probably a bad idea.
I am not a Catholic, but I am a priest. And, if you're a believer in Jesus, then so are you.
I've had awkward moments as a pastor. I've had them as a counselor. I've had them as a traveling evangelist.
Why would I resign from what many consider to be the most powerful position in a church ("the pastor") to pursue highly distracted and super twitchy teens?