Halloween is not a threat. It’s an opportunity. We betray the fullness of Christ’s power when we cower before the demonic façade of Halloween. Here are five ways to prepare your heart and home for advancing the gospel this Halloween, dressed with the invincible power of God and his word.
Jesus sent his disciples out two by two, and throughout the New Testament, leadership in the local church is always plural (first the apostles, then the elders/pastors/overseers). Here are seven ways for ministry teams (and especially team leaders) to pursue health and fitness in team dynamics.
The “one-woman man” seems like an endangered species today. In our over-sexualized and confused society, it’s increasingly rare to come across married men who are truly faithful to their bride. It may be even more rare to find unmarried men who are on the trajectory of fidelity to one woman.
They call it “the bubble.” It’s the perception that your campus, however big or small, college or seminary, is cozily quarantined off from the surrounding world. Life is different when you’re safe “in the bubble.” Or is it?
Fasting sounds so simple, and yet the world, our flesh, and the devil conspire to introduce all sorts of complications that keep it from happening. In view of helping you start down the slow path to good fasting, here are six simple pieces of advice.
Our final apologetic is not persuasive public rhetoric or shrewdly identifying areas of common concern with society; it is our love for one another. Not only will love and harmony in our congregations help win the lost — they will help keep the found.
What if you knew that your leaders were not in it to stroke their ego, or garner private privilege, or assert their will to power over others, but they actively were laying aside their rights and comforts to self-sacrificially take initiative and expend energy in working for your joy?
The happiness of a wife is the glory of her husband. The flourishing of a child is an honor to his parents. The collective joy of a local church is a tribute to her elders (Hebrews 13:17). And our King is most honored in us when we are most happy in him.
It may be the most overlooked aspect of the gospel. It probably doesn’t sound like especially good news, but just history — the lives of a few ordinary men. Maybe, though, you’ll marvel with me at the wisdom of God…
While the issue of online access to porn may be new to this generation, the invitation to repentance from besetting sin is gloriously ancient. And perhaps no biblical text is more relevant than this one.
In these tears we see that God does not stand aloof to the pains of our existence. He has drawn near. He has taken our flesh and blood. We suffer no pain he was unwilling to bear. We have no grief he was unwilling to carry.