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Sabbath Is More than Rest
Everyone wants a break and more time off, but Sabbath offers more.
in practicing Sabbath. As a new believer, I took the Ten Commandments as gospel and thought a lot about what it means to keep it holy. For me, that
From Performer to Pastor
An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love
From Performer to Pastor. An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. Image: Provided by CeCe Love. 0; tweet; email; print.
Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
interpretations or understandings of critical terms (eg, traditionally common words and phrases that are defined differently by the user, such as “team,” “missional,” “gospel,” or “authority
The Resurrection: Good News vs Fake News (An Easter Sermon Idea)
The first challenge to the truth of the gospel wasn’t a competing idea or argument. It was the planting of a fake news story.
The first challenge to the truth of the gospel wasn't a competing idea or argument. It was the planting of a fake news story. The Gospel Is Good News. Christianity is an event-based faith.
Eliminate Christian Jargon from Your Church
Let’s throw out the insider language.
The hazards of church jargon. God's grace is available to any and all who desire it. According to Jesus, the kingdom is like a banquet catered to outsiders who don't think they belong.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
The defining issue for pastoral ministry in 2017 is the gospel: Will we believe it has the power to transform lives and preach it boldly (Rom 1:16), or will we pine for the days when
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel? Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists. When we share
Who Exactly Am I Preaching To?
Crafting a message for your—yes your—congregation.
four decades of church life, I've heard hundreds of messages on the Great Commission text in Matthew 28, but very rarely have I heard pastors explain how the gospel brings together
Stop Leading from a Scarcity Mindset
With God, there’s more than enough (gifts, opportunities, ministries, work) to go around.
than-lavish generosity? Leading from Scarcity. It's easy to buy into a scarcity gospel. It's easy to forget there's more than enough to go around. It's easy
Supporting Small Churches Does Not Mean Bashing Big Churches
When we bash churches for becoming big, we fail to recognize the power of the gospel to draw people to Jesus, in both large and small crowds.
When we bash churches for becoming big, we fail to recognize the power of the gospel to draw people to Jesus, in both large and small crowds. Christian
Let Them Lean In: The Power a Subtle Gospel
We've become very noisy and personality-driven in our presentation of the gospel. Sometimes whispering is better than yelling.
We've become very noisy and personality-driven in our presentation of the gospel. We've become very noisy and personality-driven in our presentation of the gospel. Why We're Loud.
Preaching Paradox and the Paradox of Preaching
Dangling questions can be more powerful than trite answers.
Sometimes in our passion to simplify the gospel, we nullify its power. An oversimplified gospel can sound more like a fairy tale or a cheap marketing slogan than the Word of God.
Encourage More Women to Lead
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church.
When the female CEO of a successful business becomes a member of your church, what opportunities will she have to use her leadership gifts to advance the gospel?
The Church Does Not Exist to Entertain Us – Or Bore Us
Jesus never bored people with the gospel. But entertainment was never the point. Truth was the point. And truth is never boring.
Jesus never bored people with the gospel. Church LeadershipApril 01, 2016. The Church Does Not Exist to Entertain Us – Or Bore Us Jesus never bored people with the gospel.
Funeral for a Stranger
What to do—and what to avoid—when eulogizing someone you never met.
make the family proud. Storyteller. As a minister of the gospel, I've always found it important to memorialize someone well at a funeral. For many who
4 Ways to Multiply the Impact of Your VBS
Use this one-week event to ignite year-long discipleship.
This may open up an opportunity to share the gospel with the parents as well. It is great to know that each child had the chance to hear the gospel message in a fun and inviting setting.
Why 'Just Preach the Gospel' Is Naïve, Unbiblical Advice
Talk is never enough. When the gospel message flows through us, it is affected by who we are and what we do.
Talk is never enough. When the gospel message flows through us, it is affected by who we are and what we do. 1. If It's Just Preaching, It's Not the Gospel.