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May 9, 2015

A Grace-Defined Future by Adam McClendon

While the fullness of that plan will not be experienced until Jesus returns and establishes the fullness of his Kingdom, God in his grace often allows some of the blessings of our promised future to splash over the rim of the present so that we get a glimpse of what is to come.

May 9, 2015

Bonhoeffer and The Costly, Enjoyable Kingdom by Steve Bezner

I had loved God. I had served God. I had preached about God. I had studied God. But I had never enjoyed Him.

May 9, 2015

The Ministry of Reminder by Nick Jones

If the gospel is an ocean, then a trip to the beach does not suffice.

May 8, 2015

Lord, I Refuse to Compete With Your Servants by Staff

"I am but an unprofitable servant. I gladly go to the foot of the cross and own myself the least of Thy people."

May 8, 2015

The Seductive Song of Self-Pity by Michael Kelley

I feel her scratch my itching ears with her words, saying just what I wish I heard from the people around me. And here’s what she sounds like . . .

May 8, 2015

The Value of Responsive Readings in Worship by Jim Fowler

Responsive readings not only assist in the reading and praying of Scripture, but also are of value in that they are biblical, historical, participatory, and instructional for the life of the church. 

May 8, 2015

Contentment, the Stealth Prosperity Gospel, and Spiritual Greed by Jared C. Wilson

So the great irony of prosperity gospelism is that it actually cultivates its own need for itself. It is built on discontentment and greed and desire and accumulating (whether stuff or "spirituality"), and therefore it turns in on itself, self perpetuating, continuing to create the needs it promises to fill.

May 8, 2015

Augustus Toplady on Assurance by Staff

A weak hand may lay hold of a strong Christ.

May 8, 2015

Ten Reasons to Know a Little Bit of Church History by David Roach

The study of church history has fallen on hard times. But here are 10 reasons why the average believer’s walk with Christ would be enriched by learning a bit from our hallowed past.

May 8, 2015

Lead Your Team Meeting Like a Great Teacher by Jared Musgrove

Many of us were never trained in our formal education, internships, or perhaps even our associate roles how to lead a great ministry team meeting. This was something that became apparent to me as I stepped into lead a burgeoning team of strong leaders at my church. What follows here are hard knocks and necessary considerations, I believe, for a great ministry meeting.