This week's links include resources on church volunteers, love and marriage, hope in the sexual revolution, and resting in Jesus.
If we are talking about the gospel in such a way that doesn’t ever make people want to go, we’re doing it wrong.
Parents, use the sacred space of car rides and other "as you go" moments to explore and deepen your family faith story with the people who matter most.
Choosing to hold a grudge is tremendously powerful, controlling others and you. Forgiving is even more powerful, liberating others and you.
FTC.co asks Jonathan Leeman, Research Fellow for the ERLC and Editorial Director of 9Marks Ministries, "Is there any problem with Christians voting pragmatically?"
This week's links include resources on moms who need to slow down, trendiness and the Bible, women who struggle with pornography, and Paul's example in politics.
Jesus’ ministry in homes was a ministry of love. Such love in the most private of places was a most potent apologetic to an unbelieving world. It still is.
I don’t know of a person on Earth who doesn’t need to know what it feels like to be loved by God. Consequently, each week, with the Spirit’s help, we’re going to take our best shot at it.
What does Jesus think about those who have money and celebrity? Is there a place for them at his Table and in his circle of friends?
FTC.co asks Won Kwak, Lead Pastor of Maranatha Grace Church in Fort Lee, NJ: "What does the average churchgoer not understand about their pastor?"
This week's links include resources on encouraging one another, women spreading the word, truths for grandparents, feeling God's love, loving your single friends, and pastors developing true friendships.
This week's links include resources on age diversity in the church, lamenting, when work is hard, and renewed joy in ministry.
The fact that we are singing to and about God ought to make us pause and breathe a little deeply and at least consider the words coming out of our mouths.
Culture will shift, our feelings will shift, and human opinion will shift. But truth will not.
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.