“Do you know why there are a thousand fresh self-help books every year? It’s because they don’t work.”
Choice lines from this recent release.
This is how the Christian life is designed to work . . .
What if we looked at 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 from the reverse angle? I think it helps us put so much of our pettiness and self-interest in stark perspective and shows love as that much more beautiful.
Impatience and unkindness is hatred.
Hate is envious and ego-centric.
Hate is arrogant and rude.
Hatred is insisting on one's own way;
hatred is irritable or resentful;
How do you know if repentance is real?
Although I moved in early 2015 to the Midwest, I left a big piece of my heart back in New England, the least-churched region of the nation. I still hear regularly from folks interested in the future of church planting, revitalization, and gospel ministry in the New England states, so the following ten items are meant to help those praying and planning adjust their expectations in one respect or another.…
Train your flock through your preaching to behold.
The "simple church" is able to cast off that which entangles it, even the religious nets of its own devising for the fishing for men, and follow Christ wherever he may go.
We are nearing the day many Christians look forward to all year. Yes, there's the somber reflection and penitence of the Passion week, culminating in the resurrection of Jesus to celebrate on Easter Sunday, but there's also some fabulous cash and prizes. Every year some churches seek to outdo themselves—and their local competition—by luring unbelievers (and I suppose interested believers) to their Easter service(s) with the promise of big shows…
Here are some common ways churches engage in “mission drift.”
I have composed this list thinking of the kinds of needs and interests most Christians seek out answers for in the sorts of books that sell most often at Christian bookstores.
Here's what I think every Christian home library should include . . .