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 Sherman Cox on Nov 7, 2014
We want to give people hope, but why should we shield them from the pain of living?
By Chris Surber on Sep 18, 2014
The Gospel is for everybody everywhere. Is your sermon?
By Sherman Cox on Jan 3, 2015
"Just like Habakkuk wrote on and just like Andre sang on, I would encourage you to PREACH ON."
By Matt Wade on Oct 17, 2016
The cold winter of depression or anxiety isn't forever, because seasons do change. No, not because our pain disappears, but because we have been here before and we made it out.
By Brandon Cox on Nov 7, 2017
Mourning with those affected by the devastating events that took place last Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
By Jeff Clarke on Oct 12, 2017
“The essence of forgiveness is absorbing pain instead of giving it.” – Timothy Keller
By Sherman Cox on Feb 2, 2015
It's alright to allow your own pains and hurts to show. If Jesus could, then we can.
By J.r. Vassar on Jan 24, 2017
From small mistakes to colossal meltdowns, we are all too familiar with the pain and shame of failure.
By Josh Reich on Mar 15, 2017
If there is one thing pastors know well, it is the pain that can stem from a poorly run elder team.
By Brandon Kelley on Nov 16, 2017
"Sermon prep and sermon writing can be hard. Often times, it can even be painful. Anything seems better to be doing when we get stuck in a sermon prep and writing rut. But we all know that the work is worth it. The pain is worth it. The plodding is worth it."
By Rick Warren on Mar 12, 2018
I'll say it over and over: The purpose of preaching is obedience. That is why you should always preach for response, aiming for people to act on what is said.
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 Lance Witt on Jul 25, 2016
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.
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."