The man I wanted to be was the man God prescribed, above all.
The power of God flows through the Christian community and it also flows through our lives as we live alongside non-believers.
To grow, leaders must stoop.
We are holistic beings who need holistic rest.
Church planting wives need to have the light of God’s Word shine on their various blessings and burdens.
Trust that your pastor is following Jesus closely enough that you can trust him.
Considering the multiple dimensions of church life is like walking through one of those warehouse hardware stores. The complexities are countless.
Revival given of the Spirit of the living God, places Christ always and ever at the center.
God loves us so much that he will push us off the altar of our accomplishments.
For a pastor, the stewardship of the gospel message is best understood in light of the broader stewardship of the household of God.
Oh, that ministers-to-be might give themselves to the time and to the process of becoming the man God will use to shepherd his people.
Since we all bear God’s image, we should affirm and celebrate every kind of personality He has designed.
When I can’t hear the gospel, my role grows large, my expectations swell and my mind visits some strange places and absurd ideas.
There is no salvation without full and final atonement for sin.
When we continue to uphold the gospel and what Christ has done, then they will see the purpose of discipleship.
The idea that a book could impact a soul, that it could awaken something fresh in a weary spirit, give a reader a new sense of Christ's grace that changes everything -- that's worth writing for.
Always seek to feed your people, do not settle for unhelpful—or even less helpful— diversions.
When our churches recall the duty of prayer, they also step into the exact footsteps Christ taught his disciples to live.
In aiming to exemplify hospitality to orphans, pastors are given the unique opportunity of leveraging their influence to fulfill James's biblical ideal of pure and undefiled religion.
If you’re a Christian, knowing your personality is not your end game.
God rarely invites men into ministry roles where some kind of financial faith is not required to accept the role.
Touching and handling a Bible anchors us physically to God’s gracious gift of the Bible itself.
Being around the flock helps them see what our message looks like in real life.
Some ask, "Do we really need another church?" The better question is, "Are there still lost people in our communities?"
The way some people talk about prayer owes more to New Age spirituality and witchcraft than biblical Christianity.
We do not have editorial authority over the message.
We are to make indentions, impressions, dents, whatever, upon the mind and heart by preaching the Word of God.
Pastors, find fuel for patience in the power of the gospel.
Because the Spirit doesn’t give strength for disobedience, He isn’t going to help perpetuate a myth of “Super Pastor.”
Imagine what could happen if your church started sending overseas those members who love and serve the church best.
Others can do the work to study and reframe the truths of God’s Word for you, but you’ll then miss the riches and rewards that come from hard work and study of the Word for yourself.
You are encouraged to love one another as Christ has loved you, and a key way that happens is through the extension of merciful strength and aid in the face of failure.
There are lots of distractions from and temptations to discard a commitment to gospel-centeredness. Here are just eight . . .
Hosted by Jared Wilson, this new podcast from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary features reflections and conversations aimed at encouraging leaders in gospel ministry.
God does not answer prayers that are motivated by selfish ambition, misplaced priorities, or worldly passions.
Simple math tells us that it is faithful, ordinary, anonymous lay people who make up the vast majority of the churches around the world.
Defend your people’s freedom in Christ with your life if necessary. But do not impinge on their freedom, even if you think it’s for their own good.
Plurality is possible. God commands it. Let’s pursue it and protect it.
Most of the pastors I know garner my trust and respect and deserve my prayers and support.
Part 1 of a 4-part series on leadership and rest.
Sex simply cannot sustain the weight of our culture's expectations.