Ordinary things in the hands of an extraordinary God become the miraculous means by which He brings about His kingdom.
Teach people to be students of God’s Word, not students of your opinion.
What are some common mistakes worship leaders make?
One can be a godly man without being a pastor, but one cannot be a faithful pastor without being a godly man.
Preacher, be thankful: Jesus doesn’t love you to the degree you gain the nod of the masses.
You are not who you were and, therefore, you don’t belong where you used to. You are different, so walk that way.
We are not running to Christ-likeness, we are running to Christ.
Following Jesus will often lead us directly toward what we do not understand.
The only way God could speak a word of welcoming mercy to sinners like me and you is to speak a word of judgment to Christ in our place.
Teenage believers, you can contribute right away in significant and helpful ways when the church gathers.
We will experience Jesus for all eternity. Praise God! But even if we only experienced him for a day, we would be fully satisfied.
FTC.co asks H.B. Charles Jr., Lead Pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, "How important is preaching to a local church?"
However great the trouble I’ve been through in the past, I know God will compensate me much more greatly in the future, which gives me tremendous joy in the present.
By reading what God has done, we gain insights into the character of God.
This week's links include resources on leaving your church, diversity and God's kingdom, repentant pastors, discipling children, and waiting.
Our extremities are the Lord's opportunities.
We are, like my children, desperately needy and utterly dependent upon God, not only to meet our needs but to sustain our faith and grow us into spiritual adulthood.
As pastors, we need to remind our elderly members that they’re not only loved by their Good Shepherd and Savior—they’re also loved and needed by his people.
How can a Christian do wise political engagement while maintaining faithfulness first to God’s kingdom?
In his self-sacrifice, Jesus shows us the greatest expression of great love by laying down not only his life, but his reputation also.
This is the reality about all who are in Christ: from the mightiest to the weakest, all who love the holiness of God rise, redeemed and renewed, in heaven.
One active way we can remind ourselves of our comparative insignificance is to do something we’re probably going to be bad at.
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson interviews Dr. Jason K. Allen, president of Midwestern Seminary, about his first five years in leadership at the school and the dramatic resurgence resulting.
The church is not simply a man-made tool that we use to advance the cause of Christ; the church itself is central to the cause.
The more I dig into the Word, the more I see with glaring clarity that the Bible is like a collection of big neon signs pointing to the cross.
FTC.co asks Clint Pressley, Senior Pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC: "What are some key components to discipling young men?"
The truly humble person will take the low position and will not be shocked, dismayed, or depressed if he stays there.
Student ministries can give students something the world cannot – a greater purpose for their soul, and guidance in how to live for that purpose.
"Do you think that mere words are strategy and power for war?" Yes. We do.
Where we may run amok is forgetting that our confession and receiving of forgiveness should be effecting something significant in us.
This week's links include biblical womanhood and Genesis, reading more books, truth and love, and well-behaved women.
He professes to live for Christ; how can he live for another object without committing a spiritual adultery?
Making disciples involves much more. It involves us teaching others what it means and how to follow Jesus.
The irony of growing on our faith is that we have to be childlike to mature.
FTC.co asks Don Whitney, "What should the average Christian's devotional time look like?"
To be in the covenant of grace is to be secure in the love of God; it is to be tied to Christ - unchanging, unfading, never failing.
I was the kid who always kept his nose clean, had his act together, and tried to do the right thing. Why wasn’t I prospering?
It’s entirely possible to be absolutely unwavering on convictional truth matters and still give people the expectation to receive love and compassion from you.
Historically, great things happen when churches link arms.
When the pulpit isn’t held in high regard, sheep become malnourished by fast-food style preaching that contains little nutritional value.
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.
A grace that turns inward is no grace at all.
Today’s youth thirst for discipleship, not gimmicks. In eternity past, God ordained the local church as the chosen vessel to quench that thirst.
FTC.co asks Nathan Finn, Dean of The School of Theology and Missions at Union University, "Why should Christians consider theological education?"
Maybe we’re in the same boat when it comes to our spiritual lives. Maybe you've been wanting to start fresh with your relationship with God, but you keep putting it off for whatever reason. Might your apprehension have less to do with the right timing and more with the right approach?
This week's links include resources on infertility, how to be generous, leading when you aren't the leader, and the gift of cancer.