By J. John on Nov 23, 2023
A British pastor reminds us, "Thanksgiving is more than an American holiday; it's a Godly holiday, as well."
By Erik Raymond on Aug 17, 2018
Like so many blessings from God, we can elevate them to become a distraction or even an idol.
By Joe Mckeever on Feb 13, 2020
Sooner or later, every minister faces this kind of fearsome opportunity. (Wonderful nightmare? Scary blessing?)
By Lance Witt on Aug 16, 2023
As a leader, your words carry more weight and they have more staying power. Your words get amplified and magnified.
By Thom Rainer on Nov 25, 2022
I want to share with you readers eight of the most powerful lessons I have learned in 40 years of marriage.
By David J. Lose on Nov 24, 2023
This is the way thanksgiving always works--in giving thanks for a gift given, we are blessed again.
By Charles Stone on Jul 24, 2023
Recently our church staff held our annual in-house evaluation retreat when we reviewed the prior year’s goals and plans. God had given us a good year and we wanted not only to discuss how we could improve, but rejoice in His blessings.
By SermonCentral on Jun 20, 2022
For Shane Barnard, it came in the hospital room at the passing of his father. When the doctor informed Barnard and his mother that his father was dead, the flood of pain and shock came. As Barnard held his mother to comfort her, he says, as she wailed, she sang softly underneath her breath, the words of Job 1:21, "He gives, he takes, blessed be the name of the Lord."
By Lance Witt on Oct 16, 2023
Pound for pound, nothing is as powerful as your tongue. As pastors, we count on God to use our tongues as His instrument. In last week’s article, we talked about using our words to bless and speak life into others. This week I want to add 2 additional strategies for the wise use of words.
By Lance Witt on Jul 5, 2023
Respect is a big deal to me. I am so blessed to have a wife who has always affirmed her respect for me. I can’t begin to tell you how life-giving that has been. Through the years as a pastor, the most consistent message I have given to wives is this…”Your husband can do without a lot of things, but the ONE thing he cannot do without is RESPECT.” It’s not just true in marriage, it is also true in leadership.
By Charles Stone on Sep 27, 2022
"Discouragement is a universal experience for ministry leaders and the word actually self-defines itself…dis-courage meaning no courage. Some of the Bible’s greatest characters faced it: Moses, David, Paul, Mary the mother of Jesus, and the apostles. Nehemiah, the great Old Testament leader faced it when he led the Jews to rebuild the wall. Yet, his response offers us hope when we face it."