Our responses flow from somewhere — from the deeper realities of the hearts we’re stewards of. We are stewards of the deeper realities just as much as we are of the surface expressions.
Love and mercy will reign forever when hate is cast away into outer darkness.
If you are a pastor, criticism comes with the territory.
A hunger to learn the Word of God, the ways of God, and the will of God expresses a hunger for God himself.
As Christians, we must attempt to look at history as it was — not simply as we are.
We should always sit at the feet of older, more seasoned pastors, and learn from their mistakes. Often, the implications of a wedding don’t show up for years, sometimes even decades.
If a leader has all of the following seven traits, it is likely that leader will lead the congregation to greater health.
Don’t respond to opposition with that toxic blend of fear and anger. Respond with grace and truth.
We will probably never see another Billy Graham. We may never even see another ministry like his was.
When ethical and moral imperatives are proclaimed as sufficient, even abstracted from Jesus, the result is a crossless Christianity in which the central message becomes an exhortation to live according to God’s rules.
We must be willing to suffer, to give our all for Christ, to persevere until the end in order to obtain the final reward.
Every serious pastor labors under a heavy weight. This is not belly-aching or an embellishment, but rather this is the reality of being a pastor.
There’s never a “good” time to plant. You’ll always find valid, even logical reasons for putting it off.
We need to be vigilant for the truth and to defend the faith. At the same time, we need to be careful about drawing lines too tightly.
If you can’t make time to meet God through the Bible and prayer now, it’s very unlikely you will when (if) life does slow down.
A wife’s fulfillment of her role will be one of the evidences of perseverance in the faith.
Our hearts determine how we respond to change because the heart is mission control center for human functioning.
Pastor, you are a Christian first. If you did not carry out your calling effectively, rest in the finished work of Christ and in the knowledge that you are a child of God by faith alone.