Jared Sparks

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The Day I Blew Up the Children’s Ministry Meeting : A Lesson on Submission

<i>“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of</i> …

Southern Baptist

My First Year Of Pastoral Ministry Was Insane

My first year of pastoral ministry was insane. I mean insane! I was 24, single, and fresh out of a Pentecostal college (Lee University). All I knew …

Remember the Gospel

<b>This is a Football</b><p>One of the most well-known names in all of NFL history is Vince Lombardi. He is known for coaching the Packers in the 1960’s to win …

The Gospel in 2 Cups

The great exchange of the gospel is played out with two cups.<p>These are two cups mentioned by Jesus, both on the same night. These two cups represent …

Faith

A Simple Definition of Leadership

<i>Leadership</i> is a buzz word. A simple Google search will return thousands of books, podcasts, and blog posts. You’ll get leadership as it applies to …

Pastors & Churches: Don’t Celebrate Brokenness

Have you noticed the latest buzz word tossed around Christian circles?<p>Brokenness.<p>Listen, and you will hear it. Songs in worship gatherings and on …

Dan Darling on Why Pastors Should Write

FTC.co asks Dan Darling, Vice President for Communications, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, "Should pastors write? Why or why not?"

Men, God’s Control, and Self-Control

Twenty-five years of counseling has led me to realize that many people spend ninety-five percent of their energy focusing on things they cannot …

The Gospel and Your Time

We live in an age where adults are trying to stop the unstoppable—the onward march of time. With only so many hours in a day and a limited amount of …

Westbrook clinches triple-double average for 2nd straight season

Russell Westbrook messed around and got a triple double ... for a whole season ... again.<p>The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard pulled down his 16th …

The Gospel-Shaped Pastor

Pastors are a motley bunch of souls. We represent different personalities and tribes, different methodologies and styles, not to mention …

3 Attributes of the Truly Victorious Christian Life

Romans 8 is, at least in my opinion, one of the greatest chapters in all the Bible. In it, we find a beautiful and hope-giving description of the …

Why Did Christ Die? : A Reflection on 'The Cross of Christ' by John Stott

Excerpted from John Stott's classic work <i>The Cross of Christ</i>:<p>Herod and Pilate, Gentiles and Jews … had together “conspired” against Jesus (Acts 4:27). …

Guilt Confusion

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in …

Peyto Lake - Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada

Mourn With Those Who Mourn

I’ll never forget meeting Mark Anderson. Our common ground went beyond our faith in Christ: we both had ice running through our veins. Hockey ice, …

Southern Baptist

Bones found in South Pacific 'likely' Amelia Earhart's, researcher says

A collection of lost bones discovered on a South Pacific Ocean island "likely" belonged to famed aviator Amelia Earhart, a new study claims.<p>Richard Jantz, an anthropology professor at the University of Tennessee, determined the bones found nearly 80 years ago "have more similarity to Earhart than …

Amelia Earhart

Jesus Left Things Unfixed

Author Zack Eswine says, “We cannot expect to change what Jesus has left unfixed for the moment.” He calls these unchangeable realities “inconsolable …

Southern Baptist

Michael Kelley on Books Christians Read

We asked Michael Kelley, Director of Discipleship at LifeWay Christian Resources, "Why do the books Christians buy the most tend to not be the best …

Southern Baptist

The Pastor's Calling

1 Timothy 3:1 "The saying is trustworthy: if anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task."<p>God has used few men more in my life …

Southern Baptist

Long-lost Babe Ruth WWII-era radio interview found in obscure archive

Nearly 70 years after his passing, the Sultan of Swat is still knocking them out of the park.<p>A long-lost radio interview with Babe Ruth, considered by many to be the greatest baseball player ever, has been found in the archives of Cheshire Academy, a private school in Connecticut. The interview …

Major biblical discovery: Archaeologists may have found the Prophet Isaiah's 'signature'

Archaeologists in Israel say that they have found a clay seal mark that may bear the signature of the Biblical Prophet Isaiah.<p>The 2,700-year-old stamped clay artifact was found during an excavation at the foot of the southern wall of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. In ancient times a seal stamp, or <i>bulla</i>, …

How 'Sola Fide' Empowers Your Personal Evangelism

This past October, we marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. That is, the anniversary of the period in which there was a …

Theology

Resurrection in Genesis 31

Genesis 31 contains the narrative that describes Jacob’s exodus, or departure, from Laban after working for him for 20 years. If you are familiar …

Theology

God's Answer to a Ridiculous Question

I once had a teenager ask me the old question, “Can God make a rock so big He can’t lift it?” Of course, the teen asking the question was seeking to …

Faith

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I Am Eeyore

My mom nicknamed me Eeyore. She thought it truly expressed my soul. By nature, I have always been melancholy. Where others might reside on a baseline …

Jesus is Never Late

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have …

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