Have you ever found yourself, in the midst of failure and frustration in the Christian life, saying, “I hate myself”?
On numerous occasions, when I've heard prominent evangelical leaders answer the question, "What is the gospel?" they do not mention the resurrection. I find this highly problematic.
Many times, those who lead ministries in small or rural churches let slide things like effective staff leadership, thinking such a practice is only the mandate for larger churches or churches in busier contexts. But if the small, rural church pastors neglect tending to their support leaders -- whether vocational or volunteer -- they can stifle the growth of their ministry
Those who want to find the true Jesus through relics will come up shorthanded.
He's not sighing or sulking. He is more eager to forgive than we are to sin.
"It is incredible that the world should have believed so incredible a thing."
After we take our places, we wait for the bride to make her entrance. As the congregation stands and the doors open, I look at the bride—but then I always take a peek at the groom.
A faithful minister cares little what people think of him, as long as his conscience approves of him. The approval of his own good conscience is the best praise a minister can have.
Music is great, but it makes a pretty lousy savior.
Our Christ's preciousness is more than deserving to be adorned with the drink offering of our very lives. And it is our willingness to adore him in and through our breaking open that shows we believe this.