Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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Five Keys to Renewing Evangelistic Growth in Your Church

I am observing carefully churches in North America that are truly making an evangelistic impact. Most of them transitioned from evangelistic apathy to growth. Though there is no formulaic approach or magic-bullet program, here are five common themes I see repeatedly.... Read More

Vital Leadership – Part Six

If a typical, active member of your church had a random conversation with a stranger, could they articulate with joy their love for Christ and their local church? Could they describe in a few sentences the mission of that church and their part in it? Read More

The Grace of Church Discipline

We do no one any favors if we ignore or downplay core beliefs. Read More

Stay in Your Lane, or Own the Whole?

So which one is it? Do I stay in my lane or do I own the whole? And if you are a leader, you may have wondered, Which message do I deliver? Read More

Low Expectations...

In his essay, “From the Scriptures to the Sermon,” J.I. Packer explained the widespread reception of theologically and biblically shallow preaching when he wrote.... Read More

10 Things You Should Know about the Necessity of Prayer

There is a reason why I speak of the “necessity” of prayer and not simply ten things to know about prayer. I want us to consider the necessity of prayer in terms of what we stand to lose if we don’t pray. Sadly, prayer for many who profess faith in Christ has become a meaningless ritual. They have lost sight of the fact that God suspends great and glorious blessings on our asking for them. So let’s take a look at ten reasons why prayer is necessary. Or perhaps we could say, let’s consider what we otherwise stand to lose if we choose not to pray. Read More

8 Recommended Books on Spiritual Warfare

I’ve been interested in the biblical reality of spiritual warfare for more than 25 years. This theme is so dominant in the scriptures that to ignore it is to miss a portion of biblical teachings. You may not agree with everything in all these books (I don’t), but here are some books for further study.... Read More

Opposition to Assisted Suicide Dies Out

Most Americans, including 4 in 10 evangelicals, want doctors to help terminally ill patients end their lives. Read More

Persecution Of Christians At An All-Time High In India: Has The World Stopped Caring?

Samari Kasabi, a 55-year-old Christian, was recently stripped naked, beaten to death and then burnt by her neighbours in her village in the Chhattisgarh region of India. It is feared she was murdered for being a Christian. Read More

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