Links for your weekend reading:
I asked God to help me re-engage in meaningful ways to make a difference where I live…The conviction of my repenting heart and clarity of what I sensed God doing in my life brought me to a “Jericho moment.”
The Gospel in a Hostile Culture
As a pastor who ministers in a hostile culture, I am convinced that preaching must boldly proclaim the one-and-only gospel and theologically rich doctrine.
Maybe Our Churches Need Less of “More”
Church leaders have to be wise and faithful in discerning when more is good thing and when it’s a false god.
Nine Things That Have Replaced Traditional Outreach in Churches
What is your church doing to reach her community? Here are the top nine responses.
Here are 5 things God is teaching about evangelism.
Praying for the mission of God in our cities is one of the beautiful ways we join God in His renewal and redemption of our city. Let us be people who are marked not just by lives on mission in the everyday, but people who intercede daily and earnestly on behalf of our cities.
Recognize your limitations, focus your people’s attention on Jesus, and empower others to make decisions and be leaders.
Three Things That Will Kill Your Church Plant in the First Year
So for all the church planting that’s going on, we’ve got way more opportunity for improvement. As I reflect back on my own journey as a church planter and pastor, here’s three reasons I believe many churches don’t make it to year two.
Answering challenges from critics is important. But they should not overwhelm and obscure the message that we’re trying to convey, the Gospel. Say it often and clearly.
The Grace of God in the Old Testament
Even in its diversity, the Bible is tied together by the theme of God’s grace, and we can see this in every book of the Old Testament.
It’s amazing but true: God wants to be bothered by you.
A Public Statement Concerning Sexual Abuse in the Church of Jesus Christ
In the hope that a time is coming when Christian leaders respond to all sexual abuse with outrage and courage, we offer this confession and declare the Good News of Jesus on behalf of the abused, ignored and forgotten.