God’s word has been read publically, even at length, throughout salvation history.
Do you find yourself chasing after silver-bullet plans to bring people into your doors?
Can we ingrain the gospel so much in the way that we talk, think, discipline our children, or converse around the dinner table, that it’s part of our very fabric of living, and not just an occasional topic of conversation?
The devil doesn’t care one bit about preventing us from doing works for the Lord; he cares about preventing belief and trust in our union with Christ.
FTC.co asks Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, "What would you say to the pastor who says thinking about 'culture' is a waste of time?"
Confidence must never rest upon the situation, but upon the Savior Himself.
The church, tangibly expressed in local congregations, seeks the joy of all peoples and the fame of the name through the proclamation of the gospel and in loving service to their neighbors.
Paul’s letter to the Ephesians assumes their great diversity, which comes to us in the form of his use of pronouns.
If we want a strong church, we cannot assume men magically show up.
We are not our preaching. We are not our sermons. We are disciples before we are pastors.
We know He gives the growth and thus gets the glory, but He does see you, and He will reward you.
If generational reconciliation is a manifestation of the gospel's power, church ministries should be built on a much firmer foundation than the convenience of age-segregation alone.
We should pray that God will lead us by his Spirit to know when it’s best to be quiet, to pray, and to live a life that commends the gospel, and when it’s best to add more of our own words.
Lord, have mercy if our churches are borrowing strategies from the cult of “the next thing.”
The truth of God is a gateway to paradise.
We asked Daniel Darling, Vice President for Communications at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, "How can Christians engage in politics without becoming engaged in idolatry?"
Why is it, though, that many church members don’t think their pastor amounts to much outside the church walls?
What are the signs of an insecure leader? And how do we normalize our leadership away from extremes?
Week after week, I dedicate my time and attention to a specific portion of God's Word to feed Jesus's flock on Sunday morning.
I want a pastor who will stop slathering fresh layers of bitumen on his egomaniacal Babel and believe instead that his hope isn’t in being well-liked.
In light of the bigger picture of the Gospel, whether someone stands, sits, or kneels is really no matter to a disciple of Jesus.
Pastors must believe and preach Jesus’s powerful death-defeating, wrath-guzzling triumph!
What does it mean to be a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? It is to behold the eternal, miraculous, courageous cross of Christ and, with unveiled face, be transformed.
A shallow understanding of the gospel produces a shallow Christian.
Our spiritual poverty teaches us to depend upon the true Grower and to wait on Him to do the growing in His time.
At the front door of pastoral ministry, we find that if a pastor isn’t a family man, he’s not a churchman.
FTC.co asks Noah Oldham, "When are you most tempted to throw in the towel as a pastor?"
Maybe the best way to reach young adults, and by reach I really mean attract, transform, and equip, is to plant and lead un-millennial churches.
When we pick up the bread and the tiny cup with our weak and calloused hands, we remember the nails that pierced our Savior’s hands and feet wounded him, but did not defeat him.
FTC.co asks Won Kawk, "How can a pastor effectively lead a multi-ethnic congregation?"
Placing your faith in Jesus, who saves, is to place your life in the hands of the One wants to use you as a witness for His glory.
Our work to grow in Christ-likeness is an overflow from salvation and serves as fruit of salvation.
How this Sunday at your church could be like the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.
Sound doctrine originates with God Himself and is uncorrupted and life-giving.
The most significant force in the revitalization of any local church is the ongoing ministry of the Word of God Sunday after Sunday.
As a Vermont pastor, I ask my country for freedom to not only preach the gospel–but also for freedom for those I preach to–to hold their religious beliefs while also holding public office.
We think bigness is the way. We think bigness solves lots of problems. We think bigness is safety. We think we can get too big to fail. But it's the other way around.
What if we all could get as much out of it as the teacher? What if we could all experience that process of learning together?
Despite all the technical foibles, stuttering tongues, and holiday weekend lethargy, something powerful happened.
We are to see the good things we have not as hindrances to salvation or growth in Christ but as gifts God has given us.
For your works to be truly good, your heart has to be full of goodness.
The biblical expectations are high, and the nonbiblical ones held by many churches are higher still.