By Glenn Packiam on Mar 11, 2013
Glenn Packiam reminds us there is one aspect of worship that transcends music or preaching: the feasting table.
By Josh Reich on Jul 15, 2017
Inviting someone to church or sharing your faith about Jesus can be awkward. It is nerve wracking, scary and often times not what many followers of Jesus want to do. Yet, the reality is if you are a follower of Jesus, you are to be a witness of Jesus. (Acts 1:8) That is a key and crucial piece of your new identity in Christ. It is not optional.
By R. C. Sproul on Aug 31, 2017
Faith is central to Christianity. The New Testament repeatedly calls people to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. There is a definite body of content to be believed, which is part and parcel of our religious activity.
By Joe Mckeever on Feb 22, 2014
Excellent advice from Joe McKeever: "Stand firm, preach the word, rebuke error, and be nice about it."
By Charles Stone on May 16, 2016
Hebrews 11, one of the greatest chapters in all the Bible, offers leaders profound insight about faith that we must believe and embody to effectively lead. Every leader must lead with great faith. Those who have gone before us model what it means to lead with such faith.
By Joe Mckeever on May 20, 2014
The simple fact is everyone on the planet lives by faith. LIFE is a faith thing. For everyone.
By Focus On The Family on Sep 15, 2017
As Christians, we all know how important it is to equip kids with a sense of joy in reading God’s Word and the confidence to freely express their faith in Jesus. But that goal is becoming more difficult in today’s culture.
By Warren Wiersbe on Oct 5, 2011
Why is it that so many preachers do not enjoy preaching? Why do some busy themselves in minor matters when they should be studying and meditating? Why do others creep out of the pulpit after delivering their sermon, overwhelmed with a sense of failure and guilt?
By Joe Mckeever on Aug 27, 2016
It’s so easy for a preacher to exhibit fear and not faith when standing before the church and calling the congregation to faithfulness and righteousness.
By Duncan Hamilton on Apr 16, 2016
For all of us it can be difficult to grasp a sense of something when it is actually happening; often comprehension comes only when it is over. Not, though, for Eric Liddell. He could always identify precisely when his life changed forever. It was April 6, 1923. The time was shortly after 9pm. On that day and during that hour, Liddell became a public speaker for God.
By Duncan Hamilton on Apr 23, 2016
Liddell wasn’t for sale at any price. He told one congregation that ‘the greatest danger was victory,’ which he further defined as ‘bringing a man up to a level above the strength of his character’. He appealed to another to ‘keep sport free from anything that tends to lower its purity and value’ and to ‘engage in it’ for ‘the sport’s sake alone’. He revealed to a third that no cheering from an athletics crowd had given as much pleasure as his religion.
By Duncan Hamilton on Apr 30, 2016
Two years ago I travelled China’s Shandong Provence; specifically to the city that Eric Liddell knew as Weihsien and which is now called Weifang. I walked around the site of the camp where he died of a brain tumour six months before the Second World War ended. The earth that held him during that war holds him still. No one can identify where Liddell was buried. So, instead of a grave, he has a monument – an enormous slab of rose granite shipped from the Isle of Mull in the Hebrides.
By Kevin Harney on Aug 9, 2011
If your church is struggling to invest in reaching your community and the world, ask yourself this question: Are we a church that is on fire with a passion for God?
By Ron Edmondson on Sep 24, 2011
Ron Edmondson: "God calls people to seemingly impossible tasks. It gives Him glory when I can’t do something, but He can."
By Ray Hollenbach on Jan 26, 2012
It seems like doubt is a popular subject these days, but doubt comes with a price. Here are six ideas that could help any pastor when asked to speak about the subject of doubt.
By Rick Ezell on May 20, 2011
When you preach, in many respects, you are the message. If your personal life is not congruent with your words, then a mixed message is delivered.
By Ben Reed on Jul 31, 2012
If you want to preach a great sermon, here are nine things you must avoid at all costs.
By Herbert Cooper on Nov 7, 2012
Herbert Cooper, senior pastor of People's Church in Oklahoma City, shares strategic insights into making a sermon series work.
By Joe Mckeever on May 22, 2013
Don't be afraid of repeating yourself. Repetition is the mother of learning -- and sometimes a pastor's best friend.
By Jacob Myers on Nov 6, 2013
In "Gravity" we find a poignant portrayal of what Christian discipleship might look like.
By David Lose on Jun 3, 2014
It's often the really challenging passages that yield the most interesting sermons.
By John Piper on Aug 21, 2017
I suppose, in my little prayer nook in my study, where I have a little prayer bench that I built in 1975, as I’ve bent over that bench thousands of times, the most common prayer has been, “Lead me not into temptation. Deliver me from evil (see Matthew 6:13). Keep me. Keep me. I feel so utterly unable to do the next thing. My kids are at the breakfast table. I have nothing. I’m supposed to model joyful fatherhood, and I’m so depressed I can hardly remember their names. Help me.”
By John Piper on Apr 21, 2012
D. A. Carson, Tim Keller, and John Piper discuss the importance of preaching in a way that connects to listeners, draws them into the Word, and brings them back to the present day to live out what they've learned.
By Ben Mandrell on Apr 23, 2012
God has called preachers to be faithful rather than successful. How can we be sure we are staying true to the call?
By John Piper on Sep 7, 2012
"I was so moved that the desire to say it again another way kept urging me on. So I wrote this."
By Jim Morgan on Jun 15, 2016
Passion is what we can’t keep inside. It spills over and can’t be contained. We love our kids – we can’t help but talk about them. We love our favorite sports teams – we talk about them first thing Monday morning at the water cooler. Christians love God more than anything else – He should constantly be on the tips of our tongues. Our passion for the Lord should be evident to all those around us. “Private Christian” should be an oxymoron – our faith should pour out through every fiber of our being.
By Lance Witt on Oct 31, 2016
Frustration and anger are pervasive throughout our culture. Underlying the anger and emotion is a deep fear. These are uncertain times and people feel it.
By Stephen Witmer on Jan 9, 2017
Many of us lived as people pleasers in 2016. We squandered too much thought, energy, and passion pursuing praise from others.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Jan 30, 2017
When we work, we work. But when we pray, God works!
By Lance Witt on Jan 30, 2017
One of the spiritual questions every ministry leader must answer is, “Am I willing to serve in obscurity?”