Preacher, be thankful: Jesus doesn’t love you to the degree you gain the nod of the masses.
Teenage believers, you can contribute right away in significant and helpful ways when the church gathers.
This week's links include resources on leaving your church, diversity and God's kingdom, repentant pastors, discipling children, and waiting.
How can a Christian do wise political engagement while maintaining faithfulness first to God’s kingdom?
One active way we can remind ourselves of our comparative insignificance is to do something we’re probably going to be bad at.
Student ministries can give students something the world cannot – a greater purpose for their soul, and guidance in how to live for that purpose.
FTC.co asks Clint Pressley, Senior Pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC: "What are some key components to discipling young men?"
This week's links include biblical womanhood and Genesis, reading more books, truth and love, and well-behaved women.
Making disciples involves much more. It involves us teaching others what it means and how to follow Jesus.
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.
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.
Based on a year of unique page views, here are the ten most-read entries at FTC in 2017.
Introducing the first annual FTC Book Awards!
FTC.co asks Daniel Darling, VP for Communications at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, "What should Christians do with the news?"
This week's links include resources on all things Christmas: Jesus' care for our bodies, Mary as a role model, Christmas ghosts, and what Mary really did know.
Forty-two weeks? In one book of the Bible? For close to an entire year? Yes, yes, and yes. But why?
The tragic reversal of manhood noted, there is still hope, great and surging hope. As long as there is a church, there is a place where men are remade.
As worship leaders, we don’t have to lead anyone into God’s presence. We’ve already been carried there by the finished work of Christ at Calvary.
FTC.co asks Noah Oldham, Lead Pastor of August Gate Church in St. Louis, "How important is preaching in the local church?"
This week's links include resources on caring for people with disabilities, missionaries and seminary, a letter to predators, and insight on the "wise men."
God does not command a blind loyalty that overlooks sin among the elders, but calls for an informed loyalty with eyes wide open to the persistent attacks levied against those in leadership.
The preacher does not preach from the text or on the text, he preaches the text—thus limiting the sermon’s application to the point of the passage preached.
This week's links include resources on Charlie Brown, God's promises, jerks, difficult roads, and depression in the pastorate.
How then does a minister, especially a young minister, go about building a good theological library for a lifetime of ministry?
This week's links include resources on Bible memorization, people who are hurting, fear of man, and Christology.
When believers understand the depth of their sin and the unbelievable forgiveness they have experienced from God, it changes their approach to sin.
The reality is: transparency within gospel community brings about the best kind of freedom.
Remind women without children that they have everything they need for life and godliness in Christ.
Deciding to get on board with Jesus is a simple decision, but it’s also a major one with some crazy implications.
Not everyone can preach a sermon, lead a Bible study, or persuasively advocate for biblical truth, but every believer can and must engage in Bible intake.
This week's links include resources on singleness, Western culture and theology, Stranger Things, and mental health in marriage.
This week's links include resources on a heart for orphans, manna for mamas, giving to beggars, gospel distortions, and the danger of gossip.
When I took my first pastorate, a frequent comment from my congregation was, “You're too skinny to be Southern Baptist. We'll do something about that!” I must admit, over the past five years, remaining healthy has been an uphill battle.
While there may be easier ways, we wouldn't have it any other way because we know this God's plan and we trust him.
Thomas Nelson is offering some exclusive resources for all pre-orders of Jared Wilson's upcoming book Supernatural Power for Everyday People.
This week's links include resources on sleep, living forever, boring me, and pitfalls in pursuing racial unity.
Promising kids the "best Wednesday they'll ever have" gets them thinking as consumers and, eventually, you're bound to disappoint a customer.
I can’t reroute my kids' sins to me. I can’t undo the pain they’ve already felt. I can’t remove the stain with which they were born. But Jesus can.
This week's links include resources on friendship, prayers for church, welcoming women, the need for men to read stories, and fear.
What does it mean for a preacher to be faithful? How does one even measure a preacher’s faithfulness?
Listening well and taking good notes during the sermon is a means to an end. That end is our growth in Christ and understanding of the Bible.
FTC.co asks Dean Inserra (Pastor of City Church, Tallahassee, FL): "How can a church know it’s on the right track? What are some signs of faithfulness?"
This week's links include resources on God's gift of zeros, rejoicing for the weak, why you should go to church, the will of God, and influencers on a child's health.
Most worship leaders genuinely want to see the church grow in godliness. It's just that no one ever told them that they might be able to do something about that.
Academic prowess and a devotional posture ought not be detached from one another. In chapel services, thinking and feeling meld together.
This week's links include resources on adoption, political sins, sexual assault, short pastoral tenure, and mothering a rebellious heart.
The whole Bible is for the entire Christian because the entire Bible has a unified message in the gospel of the Lord Jesus.