By Lance Witt on Feb 13, 2017
For many years I did ministry as an employee rather than as a son. My value and acceptance were dependent on how well I performed.
By Charles Stone on Feb 10, 2017
Take a few moments and ask yourself these questions to see what God reveals about your heart and motives.
By Sermoncentral on Feb 18, 2017
Where does our sense of identity come from? This is the crucial question, the pinnacle of the problem.
By Charles Stone on Sep 18, 2017
“No one is more influential in your life than you are, because no one talks to you more than you do.” ––Paul Tripp
By Lane Sebring on Sep 28, 2015
Try this in your next sermon. You’ll see your people come alive and be inspired.
By Lane Sebring on Nov 6, 2019
Being a pastor is unlike just about any other profession. Because of the holistic nature of the work, we tend to take on "pastor" as an identity and not just a career.
By Lance Witt on Apr 17, 2017
For many Christians shame isn’t about a sordid past or dark skeletons in our closet. We live with a low-grade nagging feeling that we are never “enough”.
By Craig Groeschel on Apr 20, 2018
Craig Groeschel encourages pastors to make sure they don't miss the key ingredient for authenticity in preaching.
By Thom Schultz on Mar 5, 2013
Why do preachers attempt to manufacture lectures that fill the identical time allotment week after week?
By Lance Witt on Feb 6, 2017
Looking back, I see that obscurity allowed God to redirect my sense of identity and significance.
By Sermoncentral on Aug 17, 2016
Do Christians and Muslims worship the same deity? It has become one of the most pressing and controversial questions in the world in the last fifteen years.
By Lance Witt on Sep 18, 2017
"In the last thirty years within the church world, there has been a subtle shifting of the spotlight. Inadvertently, in many places, it has become all about the bride (the church) rather than the groom (Jesus)."
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 Lance Witt on Sep 11, 2017
"It may be that the great sin of the church in our generation is the trivializing of God. The Jesus Christ, in whom the fullness of deity dwells, is not to be boxed in, airbrushed, made over, tamed, explained or explained away. I am deeply convinced that the way you live will be a direct consequence of how you see God."
By Eric Mckiddie on Jul 27, 2016
“Self-starter” is an identity that up-and-coming leaders seek. It means that you take initiative and responsibility without being asked or coerced. You see a problem and you jump on it. No one ever has to tell you what to do. You put on your Nikes and just do it.
But there can be a dark side to self-starters, which is when their interest in beginning new projects and their disinterest in finishing projects are equal.