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May 13, 2015

Why Plant a New Church in the Bible Belt? by Jeff Lawrence

I heard it again. This time from a pastor who remarked that we don’t need church plants because we have great churches here. This wasn’t the first time I’ve heard this claim, and it won’t be the last. It’s a good reminder that we must continually cast the vision for why new churches are needed in the Bible Belt.

May 13, 2015

Preaching Christ From the Gospels Is Not a No-Brainer by David Prince

The almost universal assumption is that no one has difficulty preaching Christ from the New Testament, especially from the Gospels. But just because your sermon mentions Christ doesn't mean you're preaching Christ.

May 13, 2015

Small Talk(ing)

When the Word is Overshadowed by the Hype

The message from God’s Word is meant to be the centerpiece of a worship gathering. If there is more emphasis placed on creating an exciting environment or attractive event than on hearing from God, we’ve missed the mark.

May 13, 2015

When Church Members Want to Leave by Jonathan Leeman

 How should you respond to a fellow member who is leaving for what sounds like a bad reason?

May 12, 2015

Preaching When Distressed by Adam McClendon

Distractions of all forms hit pastors. These distractions are circumstances that burden the pastor’s heart to such an extent that it threatens their ability to properly prepare for preaching the Bible faithfully.

May 12, 2015

Beyond "Nice"

The Gospel as Middle and Better Way

The gospel explodes niceness.

May 12, 2015

Our Love for Him is But the Repercussion by Staff

"He who loves may be sure he was loved first."

May 12, 2015

Why Is Listening to a Sermon So Hard? by Nathan Lino

If we know this is God’s plan for us and we are going to spend countless hours doing it, why wouldn’t we want to get really good at it?

May 12, 2015

Autocorrect and Indwelling Sin by Paul Maxwell

Have you ever found yourself, in the midst of failure and frustration in the Christian life, saying, “I hate myself”?