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May 7, 2015

Letters to a New Believer, Part One

You're Not a Leader Yet

About a year or so into being a Christian, I did something absolutely, spectacularly dumb: I joined the men's ministry leadership team at our church. Seriously, on a scale of dumb to really dumb, this was just the worst.

May 7, 2015

Stating the Obvious in Worship by Dustin Rouse

When we worship in song, we are recognizing what is already true about God. We are saying: Look at our God, behold our Savior - He is worthy of our praise! We don’t make God glorious with our praise; rather, we praise Him because He is glorious.

May 7, 2015

A Prayer for the Pastor's Wife by Becky Wilson

A prayer that the pastor's wife will be eternally fascinated and astonished by the gospel and that it will transform every aspect of her life.

May 6, 2015

I Have Identified the Problem, and It Is You by Jared C. Wilson

On the spirit of charity in the work of receiving criticism and dishing it out.

May 6, 2015

When We Don't Respond Like Jesus by Jeremy Rose

Too many of us look for the out so we can step away from the need, rather than looking for any way in to show the tenderness of Jesus and the love of God.

May 6, 2015

Vehicles of God’s Pursuit

The Necessity of Persistence in Evangelism

I lived the first decade and a half of my twenty plus years as Christian burdened with the idea that my task in evangelism was two-fold: to preach and to bring about conversion. When I was faithful to the first task but unproductive in the second, I often experience debilitating discouragement. It is difficult for me to convey the freedom that washed over my heart when the burden of responsibility…

May 6, 2015

The Pulpit is the Prow of the World by Staff

Yes, the world's a ship on its passage out . . .

May 6, 2015

Praying for Money and Stuff by Jared C. Wilson

Turning prayers for material provision inside out.

May 6, 2015

Embracing Accusation by Andrew Hebert

The moment I think I have what it takes, or that I am eminently qualified, or that I deserve to be a pastor, is the moment when my pride will get in the way of Christ using me.

May 6, 2015

Embrace the Mess by Chris Goeppner

You never know how the Lord may use you to love and encourage the people He has given you the opportunity to serve.