By Josh Reich on Jan 6, 2018
"The number one complaint I hear from people is, “I don’t have time. I don’t have time for hobbies, sleep, my marriage, relationships, kids, reading my Bible.” You do, you just gave that time away. You give your time to the things that matter most."
By Lance Witt on Oct 3, 2016
You don’t have to be running at an insane pace to be running on empty. I think the primary issue here isn’t the size of your ministry or the pace of your ministry. The PRIMARY issue has to do with the health of your soul (your interior life).
By Lance Witt on Jan 15, 2018
Ambition is a blessing and a curse. When it is God-directed and Spirit-managed, it can bear tremendous fruit. But when it is hijacked by self and ego, it can leave a wake of destruction in its path.
By Charles Stone on Apr 15, 2021
Somebody once said there are two things in life we can’t avoid, taxes and death. I’d like to add a third, discouragement. Church leader or not, you will face it. It’s an inevitable part of life. Here’s how I’ve learned to defeat discouragement.
By Ray Hollenbach on Oct 28, 2019
We are loaded down with so many "shoulds," we find ourselves paralyzed by the inability to apply what we know.
By Randy Alcorn on Jan 10, 2018
The pain was great, but God’s grace rose to the occasion. Despite his heartbreak, Spafford could say without pretense, “It is well with my soul.”
By Brian Croft on Dec 19, 2016
You may call it something different, but every pastor knows about it. It is the mental, emotional, and spiritual crash that takes place the next day (Monday) as a result of pouring your heart and soul out in the proclamation of God’s word to God’s people the day before.
By Adam Weber on Mar 21, 2017
I had only recently completed my master’s degree, I didn’t want to start this church in the first place, it was struggling to grow, and here I was moving this stupid sign through three feet of snow. Without thinking, the words came out:
God, what am I doing here?
By Sermoncentral on May 20, 2017
God is like a great Niagara Falls—you look at it and think: surely this can’t keep going at this force for year after year after year. It seems like it would have to rest. Or it seems like some place up stream it would run dry. But, no, it just keeps surging and crashing and making honeymooners happy century after century. That’s the way God is about doing us good. He never grows weary of it. It never gets boring to him.
By Sermoncentral on Sep 4, 2019
"I discovered that Americans need someone to give them permission to rest weekly."
By Peter Walters on Oct 29, 2016
I think we don’t take seriously enough the fact that taking care of our bodies is a spiritual issue.
By Lance Witt on Jan 16, 2017
Leaders who stay spiritually healthy long term are those who learn this sacred rhythm of advance and retreat.
By Steve Smith on Jan 20, 2017
If we do not understand our own limits in this life, we will never be content, satisfied or happy!
By Outreach Magazine on Jul 11, 2018
Busy teaching pastors need time away from the pulpit to study, pray, rest, and refocus on the goal.
By Sermoncentral on Feb 2, 2017
We cannot love what we do not linger over.