From Our Experts
We are angry but not desperate, mad but not humble, and enraged but not broken. What will it take to break us? The red, white, and blue cannot save us, but the crimson blood of Christ can.
Everyone is longing for some light. The world and its darkness are closing in on us. But when Jesus Christ comes into your life, He switches on the light that can never be turned off.
I found that often it is not the Gospel that turns people off, but it is the people carrying the Gospel that turns them off! I think that church leadership should remove as many unnecessary stumbling blocks as possible so that as many as possible can be saved.
If your prayer life ever feels stuck in a rut, ask yourself what it would look like to really enjoy time with God. The Bible talks a lot about enjoying God. It’s part of how He shapes us — how He helps us know what we need from Him and what to pray for.
We are to be “filled” and empowered by the Spirit every day (Ephesians 5:18). We need the strength of Jesus for every moment (Philippians 4:13). Connect with your Source now, for you will need His power later today.
Does Jesus radically welcome everyone into His Church? No. He welcomes sinners who come to Him in repentance and faith.
Don’t listen to a single word from the devil because lying is his native language. Learn to spot his lies and to counter each one with the brilliant truth of God’s infallible Word.
I believe the greatest challenge we have in evangelical circles is a lack of biblical ecclesiology. Because of this, we have seen rampant individualism amongst Christians, unaccountable social media teachers, and so-called prophets. We see the blind leading the blind as these believers aimlessly attempt to fulfill their purpose.
“I’m not getting fed.” It’s one of the most common complaints of church members looking for excuses to leave a church.
As I think back across 40 years of full-time ministry, I’m reminded of some older ways we did church then that could still work today.
Education is in crisis. Teachers, students, parents all know it; anyone with even a tenuous connection to the education system knows it.
One feeling that is uniting all pastors after 2020: exhaustion. Consequently, 2020 has caused a lot of pastors to consider stepping down years before they had planned.
We are in a post-place world. So what are the implications for churches?
The median amount of hours worked by a senior pastor is 55 hours per week. How can a pastor find the work-life balance sweet spot?
When I get asked the question, “Why teenagers?” My answer is always the same: because they are the most strategic age group to reach and mobilize for Jesus.