By Jeff K. Clarke on Oct 12, 2017
“The essence of forgiveness is absorbing pain instead of giving it.” – Timothy Keller
By Ron Edmondson on May 27, 2017
As difficult as forgiveness may be to extend, it is often a most important ingredient in healthy relationships and in being a completely healthy person.
By Wayne Cordeiro on Jul 19, 2011
"Congregations that never laugh find that forgiveness comes hard. In a church that laughs easily, forgiveness also comes easily. Allow your spirit to be lifted by laughter. It will do more than just improve your communication, it will change your church."
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 27, 2017
"Suddenly I was feeling a stirring in my stomach. I became slightly nervous. It was a brief encounter, but I quickly realized I was being reminded of a few very painful experiences in my own leadership and life. I was recalling the emotions of betrayal."
By Ray Hollenbach on May 29, 2019
The bottom line is this: Church is God’s idea, and we ignore it at our peril.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2020
Master preacher John Piper asks his listeners three questions, then leads them to the empty tomb.
By Rod Arnold on May 15, 2018
Here are some smart, practical things you can do to connect with more people in your community and give them a chance to get to know your church.
By Joe Mckeever on Jul 14, 2017
"Nothing is so lovely and so welcome and so healing in a church as for a member to go before the congregation and admit to his/her destructive behavior and ask for forgiveness."
By Marshall Segal on Oct 4, 2017
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit,” (Psalms 34:18).
By Erik Raymond on May 9, 2019
Erik Raymond suggests some things he has done as both dad and pastor to help kids hear and understand the message in “big church.”
By Sermoncentral on May 22, 2017
Ephesians 4:15 tells us to speak the truth in love, not to withhold the truth in love. Real love doesn’t quit or give up; it will offer help and point to Jesus Christ as the only true source of healing and forgiveness.
By Joe Mckeever on Sep 22, 2017
"Any pastor can tell you about it. Even when you do your best to serve God by ministering to His people, some church members are not going to forgive you. You didn’t do it their way, weren’t there when they called, didn’t jump at their bark." So how do you handle these kinds of situations?