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preaching article One Question You Must Never Ask In Ministry
One Question You Must Never Ask In Ministry
Joe McKeever
December 10, 2016
Disciples of Jesus Christ must never try to calculate the cost/benefit of some act of ministry.
preaching article 5 Easy Ways To Multiply Joy In People Around You
5 Easy Ways To Multiply Joy In People Around You
Hal Seed
December 9, 2016
I’ve been thinking this week about the place of joy in our lives. Mixed with hope, it’s an essential element for the perseverance of Christian leaders.
preaching article If The Church Is God's Idea, Who Are We To Dismantle It?
If The Church Is God's Idea, Who Are We To Dismantle It?
Jeff Clarke
December 8, 2016
I wonder if we have allowed our contemporary definition, understanding, and experience of the church to be shaped more by the post-modern impulse of individualism and self-centeredness, than by Christ’s and Paul’s emphasis on the gathered community from every race, tribe, and tongue?
preaching article Remember This Christmas Season, There Is Always, Always Hope!
Remember This Christmas Season, There Is Always, Always Hope!
Brandon Cox
December 7, 2016
Jesus knows you. He knows your pain and your problems and your potential.
preaching article Christmas Is Too Big For One Day: Why We Celebrate Advent
Christmas Is Too Big For One Day: Why We Celebrate Advent
Andreas Kostenberger
December 6, 2016
Jesus’s birth did not come in a vacuum. His coming was the culmination of centuries, even millennia, of mounting expectation of the coming Messiah and Savior of humankind.
preaching article Fully Known, Fully Loved
Fully Known, Fully Loved
Peter Mead
December 5, 2016
If we are not careful we can paint our own self-at-the-centre approach in the colors of Christianity and assume all is well.
preaching article It's All About The Groom
It's All About The Groom
Lance Witt
December 5, 2016
In a healthy church Jesus is the most famous person. He gets the most airtime, he is the most talked about, and he is clearly center stage.
preaching article Advent: How To Resist The Culture And Clutter Of Christmas
Advent: How To Resist The Culture And Clutter Of Christmas
Steve Smith
December 3, 2016
When I practice Advent, I get the opportunity to yet again, start my life over. I am invited to step out and away from my old ways and to begin new ways of living better–living in a different rhythm; living in a deeper–more sacred way.
preaching article Don’t Try And Improve On God’s Methods
Don’t Try And Improve On God’s Methods
Ray Ortlund
December 2, 2016
True awakening or revival is a glorious season in the life of the church when for His glory alone, God causes the ordinary means of His grace to make an extraordinary impact on many people.
preaching article How To Make Christmas Your Best Outreach Of The Year
How To Make Christmas Your Best Outreach Of The Year
Carey Nieuwhof
December 1, 2016
You might think it’s an event you do, or perhaps it’s Easter. But whether Christmas has historically been your best opportunity to reach unchurched people or not, I believe it could be.

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