Read Part One, The Launch, Part Two, From Nominal to Secular, and Part Three, Preparing Our People for Witness. As I have discussed in this series on church-planting shifts, we must acknowledge that Christianity in the West will be competing more with a secular worldview than it has in the past, when Christendom reigned.
In Luke 22:24-26, we find Jesus teaching His disciples about service. Also a dispute arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest.
Burnout and depression are no strange occurrences in the pastor’s life. A look into the factors that cause stress in the ministry as well as the effect that it has on the minister discloses the most shocking facts.
Outside the guidance we continue to have at home, nothing will influence our children as much as the choice of their friends. The Bible speaks pointedly about the power of the people we spend time. Paul wrote: “Do not be deceived: Bad company corrupts good morals’” (1 Corinthians 15:33).
“For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountain: and the wild beasts of the field are mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof. Will I eat the flesh …
One of Dave’s radio show listeners emailed to get some advice: We have a few thousand saved up for a trip this summer as a way to reward ourselves for working so diligently on our debt snowball lately. We deserve a break! Should we go? Is now the best time?
The first step in turning our “shame back to glory” is accepting Christ as our Saviour. If you have not done so already, please hear what my friend, Daniel Whyte III, has to say about this important subject. God has used him to see thousands come to know Christ as Saviour, and he can help …
“A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” – Jeremiah 5:30-31
The theme of First Peter is “The Response to Christian Sufferings.” Peter’s purpose in writing his epistle is to help us view our trials from a divine perspective, thus, enabling us to deal with the suffering without vacillating in our faith.
My brothers and sisters, each of us have something in common, and that is, all of us have dreams. It does not matter who you are, each of us have dreams.