“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Could someone who struggles with past sin be disqualified from preaching? At what point does a man who struggles with pornography be disqualified from ministry altogether? Can a man who is divorced or remarried be a leader in a church? Can he ever be restored again?
The Son of Glory came to fight our glory battle so that we would be freed from our bondage to any glory but the glory of God.
Let my name die everywhere, let even my friends forget me, if by that means the cause of the blessed Jesus may be promoted.
– George Whitefield
“How was your worship service?” That’s the question I often hear. Over the lunch table, after service, in restaurants…. What is the basis of determining the effectiveness of the worship service?
Whether that is singing, kneeling, dancing, bowing, or raising our hands, Christ-centered worship is very much needed in all of our churches.
The line says, “Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it. Prone to leave the God I love.” I feel that way sometimes. Too often I find myself distracted and drifting, instead of having my heart and mind focused on the Savior who loves me and gave Himself for me.
So, for the church NOT to disappear, what should we do? That is the fundamental question that daunts us on a day to day basis.
Some preachers used it as an acronym as, “God’s Righteousness At Christ’ Expense.” For as followers of Christ, we know how the Christian life is indeed all about grace.
He crossed the Allegheny Mountains more than sixty times; he saw more of the American countryside than any other person of his generation; and he may have been the best–known man in North America.
Japan is known by many to be a difficult mission field. Japan has now been known as “the missionary’s graveyard.”
The Bible abounds with the truth about worry, fear, and anxiety, although applying these truths can be a complex and difficult task.
Powlison’s wisdom and his love for the Word transformed every way I approach pastoral care and counseling.
I am grateful for the prince of preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon who changed the trajectory of history through his bold preaching and who forever changed the trajectory of my life through his faithful writing.
The fundamental question in the midst of sorrow is, “What is a proper grieving from a biblical standpoint?”
What’s the strangest criticism you’ve received?
Here are the 10 weirdest criticism I have received in the past 10 years of ministry.
Although her skillful confutations silenced her opponents, her claim that the Holy Spirit communicated directly to her (apart from Scripture) was not tolerated.
Because of the cross and the empty tomb, the way is now open for all to come. Sins have been fully paid and fully accessible!
Many people are seeking purpose and identity horizontally such as their wife, from a job, from achievement, from health, or wealth which the cycle continues on over and over again.
Have you sensed at times God’s presence so strong that you wanted to simply kneel down in silence in awe of Him?
The joy of ministry outweighs the hardship of ministry.
Pain and suffering are inevitable in this broken sin-tainted world. The question is, “What could I or should I say in those situations?”
Am I intended to be the hero of my HEART and the hero of MY story? Is this life about believing in myself and following my own heart?
The threats upon the family are implausible. The question we as Christians must ask is this: “What should be the response of the church?”