We need to know our own pattern of temptation because the devil knows it. He knows what uniquely tempts you.
I've run into too many people who've been Christians for a long time but are struggling with the same sins they have for years.
The fact is, good intentions are never good enough. The kind of change that God wants to see in your life, in my life, and in the lives of people in our churches does not happen by simple willpower.
You have people sitting in your church every week who have been nursing wounds for years. They can't let go. They'll never reach their God-given potential and purpose for life until they let go of the past. Rick Warren By Rick Warren The Bible compares life to a marathon race –...
Way too many Christians aren't fulfilling God's purpose for their life because they're harboring past hurts.
There's a right way and a wrong way to get angry. How do you deal with anger appropriately?
The marriages in our churches – including our own – are either growing together or drifting apart. There's no middle ground.
God uses all kinds of vessels. But there is one kind of vessel God will not use. He will not use a dirty vessel.
Whether it's a struggling marriage, a job loss, a death in the family, or something else, you and your church family must be ready to meet the painful needs of those in crisis.
Everyone has a reservoir of knowledge, skills, and experience they can share. A wise person will learn to draw them out.
Those entering your church this Easter have seen their 401Ks take a nosedive over the past year. Many are out of work. In order to help people overcome fear, lead them to make three decisions this Easter
Ministry isn't a sprint. It's a long-distance race.
There's no doubt personal debt has played a key role in the current financial crisis. Debt isn't just impacting our church's pews though.
It's widely understood that America is in its worst condition in our generation. Last year was the greatest year of job loss in America in 69 years.
Pastor, one of the crucial purposes of your church is to help alleviate this sense of disconnection.
More than likely, you'll have the opportunity to minister to someone who is dying this year. The question is, how do you deal with it? I'm ready to die. More than likely, you are too.
There are a lot of reasons a church might grow. Sometimes people come because of the preaching.
I'm like many other preachers. I like to preach long messages! You'll often see staff members cringe when I start going long.
All this week much of the world has been focused on one event – Christmas. It only makes sense. Two thousand years later, Christmas can still stop traffic.
Jesus told us that he came so that we would have "life to the fullest" (John 10:10). If that was Jesus' goal while he was on earth, don't you think that should be a goal of the church?
Leaders are always defined by self-imposed standards. I'm not talking about standards set by other people, but standards they set for themselves.
Success can ruin a ministry. I've seen it happen too many times.
You don't have to be a prophet to know that technology has made three things happen in the world.
People have short memories. It doesn't take long in ministry to realize this.
At this step, you need to identify the roadblocks and obstacles that are in your way.