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.
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.
If you know women with children in your church, you’re called to love and serve them.
Short-term mission trips remind us of the beauty and granduer of the kingdom that awaits all who are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
This week's links include resources on fighting sin with love, sola fide, a manifesto on racial reconciliation, sharing the pulpit, and barrenness.
Meaningful membership attends our gospel witness. Membership communicates the people and the message of the gospel to a watching world.
This week's links include resources on altar calls, hope for the future, racial reconciliation language, and how to talk to kids about the Las Vegas shooting.
We tend to get frustrated because we want instantaneous results, yet God wants faithful laborers who will patiently sow seed.
When others need comfort, there are two words, easy to say and very well-intentioned, that can actually do more harm than good.
This week's links include resources on daughters and dating, walking in the lights, careful exegesis, depression and womanhood, small group confession, and one-woman men.
This week's links include resources on systematic theology, hurricane Harvey, bad reasons to leave a church, congregational singing, murdering your marriage, and online tribalism for women.
When we accept that God’s kingdom comes through hands other than our own, we’ve begun to relinquish control of our own kingdom as it’s eclipsed by his.
Grace, as it presents itself in the Incarnation, is love intentionally crossing barriers.
FTC.co asks Christian songwriter and author, Keith Getty, "How Can Believers Cultivate A Culture Of Family Singing?"
It put too much emphasis on one man’s speaking, and too little emphasis on the “one anothers” of Scripture, membership accountability, and careful shepherding of the flock.
This week's links include resources on groups every pastor needs, buying a car and prayer, winning one another, and camp for girls.
Gospel-centered unity acknowledges that the church belongs to God, not men, and reflects the churches submission to God’s authority.
FTC.co asks J.D. Greear, Pastor of the Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, "What are some keys to sharing the gospel with Muslims?"
This week's links include resources on religious liberty and creativity, anger at God's plan, teaching like Jesus, forgiving friends, and blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.
Don’t stop showing up, Christian. In fact, if you are doubting today, it’s the best time to show up again.
Put away the games you played in youth group and start digging deep into Jesus.
This week's links include resources on teaching kids about those different from them, pastor's and giving records, blue-collar workers, and a Biblical understanding of sexuality.
If you can’t point to ways your preaching has evolved over the years, it could be you were exceptionally gifted from the start, or it may mean you’re still preaching junior varsity sermons.
Church planting reminds us that we are feeble, weak creatures, but we are banking on the words which Jesus spoke to His disciples and to us - "I am with you always."
This week's links provide resources on fast food for singles, pastoring in small places, grief, loving the church, and parenting perfection.
We asked Matt Chandler to describe his sermon prep process.
Our churches aren’t more than 300 yards from each other. One is a white church. One is a black church.
This week's links include resources on whole living, insecurity, Satan's two voices, and virtue signaling.
There’s so much that I do not know about planting a church. But those things I do, I will commit to with all the heart and passion which I can muster and which the Spirit so graciously supplies.
If left to make the decision again, you should know I’d be turning in my application and renting a moving truck before you finish reading this sentence.
When it comes to revitalization, it's more difficult to help people change than it is to change the curtains. But the hard work is worth it.
Three ways we can make the most of the journey through the wilderness to meet our Lord.
This week's links include resources on color-blindness, multiplying leaders, suicide and mental health, community, and same-sex attraction.
Our church planting strategy? Take our three-year-old church of 84 members and send half of them out.