The Power of Public Prayer In the Church

by Kent Hughes Our public prayers in our corporate worship services have a massive impact on the prayer lives of God’s people, in that such prayers teach the church how to approach our transcendent but immanent God. They also bring power to our churches. The immense importance of the corporate prayers of the body of Christ …

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The Problem With Legalistic, Moralistic Preaching

by David Prince Legalism is the pursuit of good works abstracted from faith in an effort to garner God’s favor and blessing. Moralism is the attempt to obey or impose the ethical commands of the Bible abstracted from the gospel of Jesus Christ. Much preaching in Christian churches is simply a collection of legalistic moralisms. …

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5 Ways Churches Ruin the Worship Experience

by Patrick Mabilog Bringing powerful worship service experiences can be one way that we bring the power of Christ on earth and into the lives of people. While Jesus encounters can happen in small group settings and one on one evangelism, they also happen in the context of corporate church gatherings.

Carrying Out the Pastoral Vision (Part 2)

by Dr. Aaron Lavender The gospel ministry is the most serious responsibility ever assigned to man. As Paul said to his young son in the faith, Timothy: “If a man desires the office of a bishop (episkopos), he desires a good work” (I Timothy 3:1).

Whosoever Will

by Steve Gallagher We all know the expression: “But for the grace of God there go I.” It typically wells up within some grateful believer’s heart when he sees a drunk staggering down the street or some such scene. Although I appreciate the gratitude and humility being expressed, I’ve come to dislike this statement.

How to Encourage an Encourager

by Joe McKeever Someone from Williams Boulevard Baptist Church in Kenner called the other day and asked me to speak to their men’s breakfast next Sunday morning on “how to encourage a pastor.” I like that assignment. I believe in affirming these men who are called of God to do the most exciting, most difficult …

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The Pastor’s Wife

by William Noel When you hear the phrase, “The pastor’s wife,” what comes to mind? Perhaps the picture of a godly saint ministering to her family and church with no thought of her own needs or desires. Now, ask yourself, Does my wife fit my definition of what a pastor’s wife should be? I’m afraid …

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Waiting on God

by Pastor Tony Smart “To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? Saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is …

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Foundations for a Healthy Offering

by Pastor William Noel No matter where I travel or with whom I speak, I have discovered that there is an international epidemic among churches in the area of finances. This epidemic is one in which no matter how much comes in, there is never enough. (Kind of sounds as if it affects more than …

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