Worship is not a condiment, meant merely to flavor the Christian life.
This week's links include resources on ordering our loves, what our liturgy celebrates, responding to pornography, and gratitude.
The ministry of love outside of Sunday morning gatherings creates the credibility that not only arrests, but keeps the attention of those inside the church and outside it.
We must have strong hermeneutical standards, but those hermeneutical standards are wrecked if we do not begin with all of Scripture being God-breathed.
The only perfect church, filled with non-problematic people is in Heaven. Be faithful in the present without wishing for the past.
FTC.co asks Jeff Dodge, Teaching Pastor at Cornerstone Church (Ames, Iowa), "Why should local churches be thinking more intentionally about college campuses?
This week's links include resources on collaborative creativity, Puritan women and the Bible, the Christian's role in #MeToo, and why we need rural churches.
The difficulty we face in our families takes time to process, and in The Storm-Tossed Family, Dr. Moore walks with the reader every step of the way.
I carefully study, edit, prepare, and pray over my sermon every week. What would it look like to prepare and pray about the words I speak at home?
FTC.co asks Robby Gallaty, Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN, "What are some ways churches today 'do discipleship' poorly?"
This week's links include resources on missions and wanderlust, the 9th commandment and social media, creativity in doing good, compassion burnout, an 6 lessons for mental health issues.
Watch all 6 sermons from FTC18.
True greatness, according to Jesus, is found in being rather unimpressive.
Christians, of all people in the world, should be the best apologizers.
Apologetics and thoughtful witness effectively takes place where there is real and loving presence with others.
FTC.co asks Nathan Rose, pastor at Liberty Baptist Church in Liberty, MO, "Why is important for churches to maintain an accurate membership roll?"
This week's links include resources on long-term community, living a diverse life, stronger small groups, and modeling forgiveness with children.
Being safe emotionally is the thing that all other things in a marriage depend on.
How does gospel-driven sanctification work? On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with pastor and author Darryl Dash about the ins and outs of practical spiritual growth.
FTC.co asks Don Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, "How do you encourage someone who is struggling with prayer?"
I'm not convinced this thing can be settled online at all. But it's effecting real life relationships and it's effecting local churches, so the least we can do is start thinking and rethinking in terms of our online discourse.
This week's links include resources on speaking with non-Christians, no excuses for bad sermons, parenting daughters, and fighting the good fight.
Every Christian should read this old book, at the very least, to grow in the knowledge and enjoyment of the timeless One to whom it directs their thoughts.
We should always want and expect there to be unbelievers present and listening in our services. How does that affect our communciation?
A guide to the best barbeque, food, coffee, and things to do in Kansas City while you're here for FTC.
It’s tempting to try to salute the contemporary zeitgeist while also standing firm on the Bible, but this is difficult pose for the faithful Christian to hold for long.
This week's links include resources on covenant vows, the disabled and church, careful walking, and idol idolatry.
Contentment is not a feeling you drift in and out of. Rather, contentment is fueled by belief.
The inherent divine, organic unity of the Bible demands that faithful interpreters of the Scriptures recognize the theological coherence of the entire biblical canon.
Oh the untold wonders of things that may be accomplished from a unified gospel-front within the local church. Ask your pastor how you can help the church get there.
This week's links include resources on deleting Instagram, humble prayers, miracles, and the aftermath of when an unbeliever departs.
As parents, we are to point our children to Jesus. But before we can point them to Jesus, they, like us, need to see their need for him.
Jesus Christ came to the utmost of sinners bearing the utmost hope. Do not expect marketing to bring them to you.
This week's links include resources on hospitality in the church, 'God talk,' sacrifices made in preaching, healthy marriage, and reflections on Hurricane Harvey.
A family vacation is a gift of God, but a family vacation is not God. A vacation must never become our ultimate “happy place.”
God uses most effectively preachers who are given over to the task of proclaiming the word of God with their whole person—holding nothing back.
This week's links include resources on depression, Ecclesiastes, global missions and autonomy, scripture before phone, and non-epic church services.
This week's links include resources on mental illness, the visible church, discipleship and pastoral burnout, warning signs of a bad pastor, and the ministry hill to die on.
God calls us to die to self. Often that means we will be doing things that don't feel great.
When we don’t feel productive, the work we should look to and be comforted by is the work done by Jesus.
This week's links include resources on loneliness, the book of Acts, 15 reminders about hell, and pain knocking at your door.
Youth ministry might not need a total makeover. Instead, we need to think strategically about how to incorporate students into the life of the church.
This week's links include resources on student ministry, making social media more Christian, Ecclesiastes and our secular age, and pausing in pressure.
The key to prayer is a heart of dependence. Pray with the holy urgency of one who has a need that only Jesus can meet.
If you would hesitate to tell a fellow Christian that you are a fan of a certain show – or would hesitate to tell a fellow fan that you are a Christian – you need to rethink your entertainment choices.
While on vacation, I reflect on my life in every dimension, seek to identify personal weaknesses, and strive to strengthen them.
FTC.co asks Don Whitney, "What are some misconceptions people have about the spiritual disciplines?"
This week's links include resources on aspiring theologians, grief, teaching kids theology, Instagram and the Christian, and genealogies.
Christians who are building personal libraries should be utilizing these resources for the purpose of being conformed to the image of Christ and helping others to follow suit.
It is not nostalgia that prompts me to read the Bible on paper; it is the expectation of encountering on every page the God who wrote it.