Have you ever had that terrible feeling after preaching a sermon?
Over the past few years, America has experienced some of its toughest days — politically, economically, socially, and especially spiritually. Church attendance and baptisms in many denominations are on the decline. More and more people are classifying themselves as having no religious beliefs. The global wave of terrorism has still not abated. And then we …
Prayer for a smooth presidential transition and thankfulness for the American tradition of peaceful leadership transfer are among Southern Baptists’ prescriptions for the 73 days between Election Day and Donald Trump’s inauguration as America’s 45th president.
Sorrows and discouragements seem to be orbiting in another galaxy when preparing for ministry. The positive elements of a thriving church, growing and cooperating at every point, preaching great sermons, and leading a willing congregation consume the mind. Yet after getting past the infamous “honeymoon stage” of a pastorate, the pastor discovers that he and …
Imagine what might take place if pastors consistently stayed at churches for 10 or more years. Imagine that their tenure was largely healthy. Imagine what would happen in our congregations.
On rare occasions, I wish I could read minds.
by Erik Raymond It is late in the week, and pastors are making headway on their sermons. By now most have a good handle on the text and even are working towards application for their congregation. But there is always a can that seems to get kicked down the road: illustrations. This is because illustrations …
The Just Jesus Campaign is focused on sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with unbelievers and reminding Christians to stay focused on their God-given mission during the very interesting and exciting election year.
by Tony Evans The horrific shootings over the past few days, in Louisiana, Minnesota and now my hometown of Dallas, have shaken all of us. Tragically, this is even more true for the families of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and now Dallas police officers.
by John MacArthur I remember reading Iain Murray’s excellent biography of Jonathan Edwards. I found much to identify with, especially the personal heartaches Edwards endured as pastor of the same church for twenty-three years. After all that time his flock voted him out.