Friday, November 25, 2016

On the Net: "We are open! The story of Little Mill Church" and More

We are open! The story of Little Mill Church

The Psalmist says’ ‘Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness’ (Ps. 115:1). This is the essence of the story of Little Mill Church. Read More

11 Mistakes Too Many Churches Will Make This Weekend

As your church gathers this Thanksgiving weekend, I pray God moves in a mighty way in your church. In preparation for your services, ask God to help you overcome these common mistakes churches make.... Read More

Can You Enjoy Creation Too Much?

We can not enjoy God’s world too much, but we can enjoy it in the wrong way. Read More

10 Things You Should Know about the Kingdom of God

The Kingdom of God is a massively important topic and spoken of throughout the Word of God. So reducing its essence down to only ten things feels silly, if not impossible. But here goes anyway. Read More

5 things I learned my first year as a pastor

Centering your ministry on the Word of God will cause you to think about successful church life differently than the latest trends from Harvard Business Review would suggest because gospel ministry is far different than simply the application of organizational theory. Read More

How to Connect Sermon Application to People’s Jobs

Believers often wonder how they can serve God and neighbor at work, and often doubt the value of their work. But pastors can help, and the strategic sermon illustration is a leading tool in our arsenal. A good illustration is like a parable, presenting a case that is both particular and universal, specific and common. Read More

Four Qualities of an Effective Worship Leader - Rainer on Leadership # 280 [Podcast]

Mike Harland joins Thom Rainer and Jonathan Howe to kick off a four-part series on worship in the church by examining the four essential qualities of a worship leader. Listen Now

Do You Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness?

It can be easy to dismiss the pursuit of righteousness as always ending in an inflated self-righteousness. But this does not eliminate the obligation that Christ gives us to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. Read More

6 Marks of Great Commission People

Paul insists that every believer is called to leverage their resources and talents for God’s purposes. Read More

How to Actively Serve in Worldwide Missions Where You Are in Your Local Church

How can Christians who find themselves established in a season of life vocationally in a particular place, serving in a good ministry, and rooted with family in a particular city? How can a Christian actively serve in worldwide missions where they currently reside in the ministry context in which they already serve? Read More

The Keys to Evangelism Success: 3 Pastors Share What’s Working

Postmoderns, early millennials, have no trust in the church. Get them to trust you. Help them become curious. Read More

The Perversion of Lambeth 1.10

George Conger over at Anglican Ink examines how the Church of England's liberal bishops are reinterpreting the 1998 Lambeth Resolution on Human Sexuality to justify their violation of its provisions. Read More

Is The Russian Orthodox Church A Propaganda Channel For Putin?

The European Union Parliament could be on a collision course with Russia – including the Russian Orthodox Church. Read More

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