Whether it’s the man in the pulpit or the believer in the pew, suffering can be the greatest help or the greatest hardship to the proclamation of the gospel.
Consider with me, brothers and sisters – do we really see the idols of our culture? Can we call them by name?
When it comes to people who are really suffering, many pastors are tempted to feel overwhelmed and under-qualified.
If a man is easily swayed, we are slow to consider him as an elder.
Jesus' torn flesh and spilt blood was for the embarrassing—those like you and me.
If you hear this, it won't be from Jesus.
Perhaps our lack of volunteers has less to do with our recruiting strategy and more to do with how we are stewarding our current volunteers.
This week's links include resources on reverse culture shock, multigenerational leadership, studying the Bible, neglecting lament, and the war on sin.
Attention is to be focused on the Lord, the true object of our service, not people pleasing.
Don’t set yourself up to play with something that will grow to something that can kill and maim you.