All pastors should study church history, but there is an ever-increasing need for pastors to study their church's own history and be shaped by the stories of faithful saints and the faithfulness of God.
The danger of focusing on things over people is that we might actually get what we want.
We would never seek spiritual solutions to physical problems. So why do seek physical answers to spiritual problems?
When it comes to revitalization, it's more difficult to help people change than it is to change the curtains. But the hard work is worth it.
I'm afraid if I go further down the path, the next spot won't be as comfortable.
If you are privileged enough to proclaim God’s word in front of the church and don’t feel the weight of it, then you don’t understand what God has called you to do.
Their works cannot take them out of God's favor because their works didn't put them into God's favor.
When we hold the good news of Jesus Christ in our hands, we should never bore someone with our words.
While we might feel like we have more to do, we must rest in knowing that Christ’s work is done.
Ordinary things in the hands of an extraordinary God become the miraculous means by which He brings about His kingdom.
Although physical maturity happens without our planning, Paul told the church at Colossae that spiritual maturity does not work that way.
This is the good news of the gospel. Words that didn’t make sense together make sense now because of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
I have a God who cares about me, and who loves me enough to orchestrate everything so that my soul is fed the right thing for the day I need it.
Pastoring is a challenge no matter the size of the community, but having the right set of tools can make the job a little easier.