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Be Patient with Your Slow Growth

We value speed today far more than we realize, and that makes the painfully slow process of our sanctification and personal transformation confusing …

Cooking

Just What is Needed

“Do not get any gold or silver or copper to take with you in your belts—no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or staff, for the worker is …

Faith

There Is A Time To Do What You Cannot Do

<b></b> Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” (John 5:8)In today’s Scripture passage, we find both a word of comfort and a word of …

Jesus

I Am the Good Shepherd

Dr. Steven J. Lawson is President and founder of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to equip biblical expositors to bring about a new …

The Best Message I’ve Heard This Year

By Andrew Wilson | Friday 15 September 2017<p>I have never heard anything quite like Duke Kwon's closing message at LDR. I listened to it the other day, …

Race & Ethnicity

The Worst Thing I Could Do

But amid the laughter I was struck by one of the songs, ‘The Worst Thing I Could Do’, sung by Rizzo. This tough, cool, sophisticated leader of the …

Afraid

Do You Know How We Got the Bible?

Whether it’s answering the questions of young inquisitive minds, skeptical classmates, or hostile strangers, sooner or later we’re all forced to …

The Surprising Sin-Killing Power of God’s Presence

Temptation is everywhere—even in the church. Ashley Madison reminded us of this when she broke her promise and went public with her client’s private …

Are Christians Called To Influence Society? A Note Of Caution

Let’s recap on what we’ve seen so far in this series. Christians holding positions of influence in society is a good thing. In fact, it’s an …

Faith

On Preaching: My Ten Favourite Sentences

“The great design and intention of the office of a Christian preacher are to restore the throne and dominion of God in the souls of men; to display …

Faith

Table Talk

Monday, November 7th, 2011<p>Mike Reeves chats about a theology of singing with pastor and worship leader Bob Kauflin. Why does the Bible command us to …

C.S. Lewis

How to Preach for Commitment With Stronger Conclusions

<i>Dr. Steve Greene is now sharing stories, teachings, and conversations with guests who lead with love on Love Leads, a new podcast. Listen now.</i><p>Some of …

Jesus

The Duty of Introspection

What is an inch? What is a kilogram? That’s easy: An inch is the distance between two notches on a ruler and a kilogram is the weight that makes the …

Jesus

One Thing Sets Elders Apart

<i>Able to teach</i>. Ah, that memorable criterion in 1 Timothy 3:2. That flashing light that distinguishes the elders from the deacons. That one …

Teaching

3- Ética - Os Atributos da Escritura - John Frame

When Past Blessings Sedate Rather Than Stimulate

When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you — a land with large, flourishing …

Red Sea

No Spoiled Saints

My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he …

Faith

Opposites Attract

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am …

Faith

Want to Serve the Poor? Appoint Deacons

As such, if a local church wants to be more effective in serving the poor, then appointing deacons is a step in the right direction. I say that for …

New Testament

We Need Theologians, Not Smarty-Pants

<b>Editors’ note:</b> The following is adapted from Kevin DeYoung’s contribution to <i>The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision</i> (Baker …

Theology

The Rise of Digital Technologies and the Decline of Reading

It seems we’ve come to a time in history when there’s no problem we won’t blame on technology. Digital technology is ruining our attention spans and …

Evangelical Christianity

1 - Ética na Escritura - John Frame

One Way To Make Sure You’re Preaching a Sermon, Not Leading a Bible Study

I love Bible studies. I love sermons. Both have their place and both can be tremendously beneficial in the life of the church and the spiritual diet …

Faith

Guest Post from Terry Virgo: You Foolish Galatians!

During my years at Bible College, the cessationist faculty, in their endeavour to squash any interest in charismatic life, would argue that only the …

Charisma

Netflix, TED and the Future of Preaching

I still remember the first TED Talk I ever watched. And when I say I remember, I mean I remember <i>specific</i> things the speaker said.<i>“Jillian’s not sick;</i> …

Learning

10 Ways Pastors Can be Great Bosses

<i>by Thom Rainer</i><p>“There is no other person I would rather work for.”<p>“I enjoy my work and ministry so much, and the biggest reason is I serve under an …

Leadership

Why the Church is Like Crazy Horse

In the Black Hills of South Dakota, there is a mountainside with a face carved out of it. Unlike its more famous neighbour, Mount Rushmore, it …

List-Worthy

What Should Be Is Not Yet What Is

Of all creatures, only God's image can cry,<br>And laughter is also exclusively his—<br>For he alone senses our world has gone wrong,<br>And sees that what …

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