Monday, May 01, 2017

Monday's Catch: "4 Bad Ways To Run A Church — And One Good One" and Much More

4 Bad Ways To Run A Church — And One Good One

What drives your church is critical because it impacts everything you do. Ultimately, it directly impacts both your health and your growth as a congregation. Read More

5 Mistakes Churches Make When Hiring

It’s far better to wait than to make the wrong hire. You are not looking for a perfect person, but you do want the right person. Read More

Can a Professing Christian Who Has Turned Away from Christ Be Saved?

I believe that once a person is authentically redeemed, is truly in Christ, that person will never be lost to Christ. That person has what we call eternal security—not because of the person’s innate ability to persevere, but I believe that God promises to preserve His own and that we have the benefit of our Great High Priest who intercedes for us every day. Now, at the same time, Christians are capable of gross and heinous sin. They’re capable of very serious falls away from Christ. They’re capable of the worst kind of denial and betrayal of our Lord. Read More

4 Ways We Go Wrong in Thinking about the Holy Spirit

Who exactly is the mysterious third person of the Trinity? Why does he seem to possess less reality than the Father and the Son? Perhaps we think of the Holy Spirit as a divine force or energy that we can “plug into” for spiritual power. Or as the kinder and gentler—more intimate—side of God. But a person—in fact, a distinct person of the Godhead? Read More

7 Things Every Leader Should Banish Starting Today

What follows are 7 things you can easily banish as a leader starting today. Eliminating all of them or most of them will give you immediate traction. Read More

Ten Reasons It Is More Difficulty to Be a Pastor Today

Yes, it is indeed more difficult to be a pastor today than earlier years. At least ten major issues led to these challenges. Read More

Why Pray if God Has Already Decided Everything?

Why should we pray if God has fixed the future? If God has predetermined every event, how do we reconcile that fact with the power of prayer to actually change things (James 5:16)? The answer is found in a right understanding of God’s providential determination. Read More

I’ve Already Wasted My Life — Now What? [Audio]

John Piper offers advice to a listener who has already wasted his life. Listen to Audio or Read Transcript

8 Steps to Avoid "Crude Joking"

If you face a struggle with crude joking, maybe these steps will help you overcome this sin.... Read More

The Science of Sinning Less

What new research reveals about self-control and willpower. Read More

Overcoming Evangelism Frustration—A 30-Day Accountability Process

Regardless of what we did, it seemed we could not sustain evangelism desires throughout our church body. Read More

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