How can you encourage Christians to pray? Consider the use of prayer societies as an encouragement to prayer.
Are you struggling to engage in evangelism? Think of evangelism as sowing seeds, then think of different ways you can sow the seeds of the gospel. This article offers ten such ways.
Man's mind is by nature at war with God's truth. Preaching, however, can transform the mind. This article offers ways to addressing the mind and making the Word of God effectual to our hearers.
As a preacher what should you do if your congregation struggles with your preaching? Cultivate humility, openness, gentleness, patience, and focus.
How can you make the best of your suffering? You can pursue certain means by which your faith may be strengthened. This article identifies several means, such as knowing God and his goodness.
How can you make the best of your suffering? This article suggests avoiding the temptation to succumb to idolatry—hanging contentment on Christ plus something. The article explains this by looking at possible idols from your past, present, and future. It issues the call to train ourselves to delight in all that Christ has done for us.
This article considers three ways we can waste our suffering, all of which have to do with our eyesight. Suffering exposes the nature of our trust, as in, how much or little we look to God. There are two common sources that weaken our faith: looking too much at the problem, and listening too much to our emotions.
Being a pastor or an elder means that at times you have to deal with matters of church discipline. How should you deal with someone else's sin? This article offers five considerations.
Why is sin evil? This article explains that it is a rejection of God's goodness and a misuse and mutation of his gifts.
What makes words true? This article explains that there are five things in a truthful speech: accuracy, relevance, timeliness, discretion, and justice.
What does it mean to glorify God? This article answers the question by looking at the fact that God does not change.
Is your church pro-life? This article suggests that the pro-life matter should not be thought of as a strictly political or national, but as primarily relational.
What is the treatment for ministry weariness? This article suggests three things: eat, sleep, and have time with the Lord.
Death brings its own sting to those left behind, yet such a sting is intensified by practical, earthly matters related to death. This article highlights three areas where you can reduce the sting from your family and church community, so that those you leave behind will be more able to mourn in peace. What are those areas? Make plans with your local funeral home and cemetery, talk with your pastor about your funeral, and take the time to write out a will.
Did you know that engaging in evangelism can increase your joy as a Christian? How is that possible? There are three ways, and this article will explain them.