By Lance Witt on Sep 4, 2023
Here is my track record. Hundreds of times I have talked myself out of having a courageous conversation. EVERY time I have finally had the courageous conversation, I walked away wishing I had done it sooner.
By Lance Witt on Aug 6, 2023
Over the last few years my single most consistent prayer has been for spiritual courage.
By Lance Witt on Sep 3, 2023
When it comes to correction, rebuke, or confrontation, to say it’s uncomfortable is a massive understatement. The truth is, pastors avoid it at all costs. That has certainly been true of me.
By SermonCentral on Aug 19, 2019
Thom Rainer believes we are in the midst of a cultural shift--and it's no time to shrink back from our calling.
By SermonCentral on May 9, 2022
This is the focus of all Satan’s massive, multifarious strategies: to dis-courage us through dis-belief in God’s promises.
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."
By SermonCentral on Feb 17, 2022
Deep in the heart of every man I’ve ever met lurks a daunting question that casts a shadow over every major challenge we ever face: Am I up to this?
By R. C. Sproul on Nov 29, 2022
One comment that Christian pastors sometimes hear from people they are counseling is that it would be easier for them to have a strong faith if they could see God doing the same kinds of miracles today as are recorded in the Bible.
By Chris Pascarella on Nov 24, 2022
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. – Acts 20:28-29
By Lance Witt on Apr 26, 2021
Over the last few years my single most consistent prayer has been for spiritual courage. Being a coward comes quite naturally to me. I don’t like to fight. I don’t like rejection. I am definitely not a fan of pain. All of these are essential qualities of a coward.