For many, “joy” and “reading plan” don’t jive. How many of us have set out January 1 with Genesis 1 only to fail somewhere around Leviticus 10?
This week's links include resources on how to be a burden, planting seeds with kids, essentials for new team members, and fauxnerability in the church.
My church won’t remember everything I say but they will remember what I repeatedly talk about.
The solution is to realize that political power must always begin with the gospel. It alone possesses the ability to change a heart, produce true justice, and permanently unite enemies.
This week's links include resources on singles in the church, prayerful people, loving wisdom, and the brevity of life.
We read Ephesians 5:22-26 and there is no avoiding it: God has called men to be spiritual leaders in the home.
The church must spot the lie. The church must preach and teach the truth. The church must celebrate God-made order.
There is no substitute for being present. There is no greater gift than helping another understand the Bible.
This week's links include resources on long-distance friendships, warning signs of moral failure, beauty in hard times, habits of great Bible teachers, and living intentional lives.
While challenging, Edwards will greatly benefit those who persevere in reading his works.
Church planter, your calling is to dynamically love your family as you lead your church family.
Three reasons to do the very countercultural thing of actually staying in the church that’s simply not cool enough.
This week's links include resources on youth groups, substitutionary atonement, leaving your first love, advice for new parents, and how to wait well.
This week's links include resources on the gift of singleness, women in Scripture, special needs ministry in the church, when your boss isn't a Christian, and moms who have needs.
Consider the fact that God is shaping you and growing you as a person through your occupation.
There is a madness in missions driven by one ultimate question: “Does it work?”
When the way of Jesus clashes with "street smarts."
This week's links include resources on detecting prosperity gospel churches, love according to the Puritans, seeking man's approval, and pastoring anxious people.
We are hopeless in our Christian lives if we have not the charter of Christ held fast against our hearts.
5 errors that masquerade as biblical confession of sin.
This week's links include resources on walking by faith, a pastor's schedule, corporate confession, foolish creativity, selfies, and how men can encourage women in ministry.
Christian leaders, consider this: you have been given stewardship, not ownership
May we be content to fulfill what God has called us unto—nothing less, but nothing more— and then rest in his goodness.
An upright life is a grace to others.
This week's links include resources on gratitude and gratefulness, leadership, how to be nicer, God's gentleness and strength, and the god of busyness.
When key words are missing in our gospel vocabulary, the ministry of “sound words” is lacking.
Show the kids in your ministry the gospel in your actions. Show that it isn’t just a message of empty words, but a message of power from a holy and gracious God.
FTC.co asks Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor of The Village Church, "How can a church know its on the right track? What are some signs of faithfulness?"
This week's links include resources on being a dad, missionaries in a secular land, video games, kids and racial reconciliation, the church and natural disasters, and your dispensability.
Precisely because saying "sorry" is a counter to the sin of pride, we need to be able to do it when necessary.
This week's links include resources on pastors getting things done, spiritual gifts, teaching kids to love God, Christian hospitality, and racial reconciliation in the SBC.
The goal for all pastors, and all Christians really, is the pursuit of knowing and worshiping God as He really is and not as we have merely imagined Him to be.
Leadership is about embracing responsibility. It’s about understanding our role as stewards and being content with where He has placed us.
This week's links include resources on disciple-making shift, single women in the church, lessons from a bad sermon, how to lose a pastor, sin's allure, and church planting pipelines.
This week's links include resources on the purpose of marriage, worry, when Christianity doesn't work, caricatured biblical womanhood, and habits of false teachers.
Only when the heart is addressed do people find Christ more glorious, satisfying, and beautiful than whatever else they are grasping onto.
FTC.co asks Jeff Medders, Pastor of Redeemer Church (Tomball, TX): "What is the one thing you wish you’d done different as a church planter?"
This week's links include resources on a balanced gospel, hype church services, Christian hospitality, and prayer in 1 Timothy 2.
For us to be able to respect our husbands as our pastors, we must first respect them as the spiritual leaders of our families. These two actions are irrefutably linked.
FTC.co asks Keith Getty, Christian songwriter and author, "What is your favorite worship song, and why?"
This week's links include resources on the sacraments and art, sharing the gospel, the language of "calling," and spitfire women.
In addition to giving us specific instructions, the biblical passages that mention the Lord's Supper are vivid reminders of the “togetherness” of it all.
The starting point of a redeemed worldview is knowing the greatest danger to any man exists inside of him, not outside.
Since God created and cares for our natural world, His people should be marked by an appreciation for and care of that world.
This week's links include resources on celebrity power, the gospel in all seasons of life, grieving childlessness, and pastors teaching kids to love the church.
Three questions to help parents begin evaluating the way they talk to and around their kids in more relaxed settings.
The parables Jesus tells in the four Gospels are peculiar kinds of stories that too many readers read very wrongly.
This week's links include resources on advocating for others, unmarried Christians, parenting and pastoring, and staying long in a church.
There is a certain quality Christians should strive for as we represent God to the world.
Meditation doesn't mean humming in a monotone tone in an effort to completely clear your mind so the universe can come rushing in. It means filling your mind with Scripture and turning it over in your mind again and again.