A Brief History of Recent Movements
7 constants representing 2 commitments
two primary commitments. First, a commitment to perseverance in faith, believing the promises of God that He will build the church. Second, a missional
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope
What you are doing matters, even when fruit appears to be scarce.
Or so it seems. This sort of anticlimax in ministry can be hard on the heart. What can we do with it, apart from choosing to live in self-protective isolation?
In ‘Stranger Things 2,’ No One Is Safe from Trauma’s Haunting
The second season of Netflix’s groundbreaking series explores the dire consequences of ignoring suffering.
t exist. Almost every plot line in the second season is about the importance of perseverance in relationships to survive the effects of trauma. Hop and
Theology for Life (Ep. 8): The Kingdom of God
Dr. Nick Perrin, Dean of the Graduate School at Wheaton College, joins the conversation.
But our actions must also follow. Perrin says that what we need today is an emphasis on prayer, proclamation, and perseverance as we work towards the Kingdom of God.
Dying to Self and Living for Christ
Why We Must Surrender and Sacrifice Daily in Order to Know Jesus More
unexpected opportunities to stretch our muscle of sacrifice, there are also ways we can strategically place ourselves in situations that cause us to grow in our perseverance to further the
3 Ways Suffering Produces Sanctification
Suffering for the believer is never without purpose.
testing. As we go through trials, we develop greater perseverance to deal with increased challenges. Consider James's words on the subject: Consider
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Graduating From College Is Hard—But Not Impossible
How I overcame the language and financial hurdles that threatened to derail me.
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Dr. Ramirez recently invited Donna to discuss education and the value of perseverance. I discovered the power of perseverance and absolute faith in God during those college years.
Are We Missing the Point of Spiritual Disciplines?
The goal isn't merely getting closer to God, but making a difference in everyday life.
She is coauthor of The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance (Brazos). Do you agree? Is this missing something? Share your feedback here.
Pro-Life Christian or Pro-Justice Christian? Yes.
Are Christians supposed to be pro-life or pro-justice? Kelly Rosati shares: we ought to be both.
From the pro-life perspective, I have learned about perseverance and faithfulness to the truth, even when it's the most unpopular position in the world.
3 Tips for Reaching the Dechurched
Every church should be thinking about how to reach the dechurched
But we're recognizing it takes a long time so everything done needs to be tempered with love and perseverance. This is an issue of patience and endurance with rewards over time.
To Close or Revitalize: That Is the Question—7 Steps to Know
How can you know if it's time for you to revitalize your church or write its eulogy?
It takes leadership, commitment to the mission, and strong ability to lead people to change patterns that have been established over many years, and perseverance to lead through
Changing for the Better
forever.”. 2 Corinthians 4:16–18. View in context. Perseverance is rooted in hope. We persevere when we believe that what awaits us is worth the fight. After
Why Our Body Destroys Itself
The science and spirituality behind the latest Nobel Prize in medicine.
later. Whether the sacrifice is submission to pain, change, or loss, we believe that “suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character” (Rom.
Seven Myths Perpetuated by Missions People
Like being one degree off course, the negative outcomes increase in severity.
However, very few (I guess less than five percent) are apostolic in nature or gifting. They are gifted, but not excessively, unless you count perseverance as a gift.
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
3. Pastors themselves think they are doingfine. Because of the results they are seeing, pastors may sell their own soul a piece at a time for the sake of success.