By Philip Holmes on Jul 7, 2016
“The reason elders are so necessary,” says Sanchez, “is because they are the means by which our sovereign king chooses to shepherd his church to display his kingdom on earth in local churches as embassies of heaven, and also to proclaim the message of the gospel, calling all people everywhere to repent and believe and enter into the kingdom. Elders shepherd the flock of God among them, under the chief Shepherd. That’s why elders are important, because it is our ascended Lord’s chosen means by which he shepherds his church.”
By Lance Witt on Oct 31, 2016
Frustration and anger are pervasive throughout our culture. Underlying the anger and emotion is a deep fear. These are uncertain times and people feel it.
By Ben Mandrell on Sep 12, 2018
One of God's favorite metaphors in the Bible is that of a shepherd. All throughout the grand story of Scripture, the importance of leading the flock comes shining through.
By Ron Edmondson on May 4, 2016
The truth is, the best leaders I know have a limp of some nature. It may not be visible, but if you are around them long, they will display remnants of a previous injury.
By Rick Ezell on Aug 24, 2011
Following Jesus can never be done in a hurry. It is not a hundred yard dash. If we want to follow someone, we can’t go faster than the one who is leading.
By Brandon Hilgemann on Apr 15, 2015
While leading worship I learned to cast aside a crutch, one that many preachers should discard, as well.
By Adam Russell on Apr 11, 2012
Donald Trump is famous for a reason. He is a caricature of our own heart, the fleshed out reality of our own secret hopes.
By Bill Couchenour on Jan 31, 2013
Relationships are more important to church growth than preaching, media or music. How are yours?
By James Scott on Aug 13, 2013
Jesus never shied away from calling people to make big changes--do you?
By Rob Pochek on Jan 28, 2014
Everyone says they want change, so what's the problem?
By Joe Mckeever on Aug 27, 2016
It’s so easy for a preacher to exhibit fear and not faith when standing before the church and calling the congregation to faithfulness and righteousness.
By Lance Witt on Jan 29, 2016
Who is the most difficult person you have ever had to lead? Did somebody’s face and name just pop into your mind?
By Gavin Ortlund on Mar 22, 2017
Leadership is hard. I rank it up there with pain, parenting, and preaching as one of those things in life that we never fully master, but only hope to keep learning over a lifetime.
By John Piper on Jan 26, 2018
Check out John Piper's answer to a perplexing question from 1 John.
By Mark Dever on Jun 10, 2013
Pastor Mark Dever contrasts the simplicity of presenting the good news with the importance of teaching doctrinal discernment.