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Staying at a church for the long haul

It’s best for both the health of a church and its pastor for him to dig in and stay

5 reasons you should read missionary biographies

Listen to their counsel, because “being dead they still speak” and teach us today.

Preach holiness, for we are not frightened enough

God is holy and we are not, yet that seldom frightens us into action.

Pastor, don’t forget you are a watchman on the walls

People often ignore the watchman or disregard his words, but this does not deter the faithful pastor.

What elements should family worship include?  

When we are faithful to God in bringing our family together to worship, we are fulfilling the very purpose for which He created us.

Why should you stay a long time in the same church?

I was grateful to learn that I don’t have the right to dislike and refuse to care for someone’s soul that God had entrusted to me.

Learning from Spurgeon’s daily priority

Spurgeon’s first and nonnegotiable order of business each day, before he met with anyone else or put his hand to any other work, was devotional exercises.

Questions to ask before posting about politics on social media

Christians must spend time in careful thought before they post about politics on social media.

How do I follow a long-tenured pastor?

Following a pastor who has run well is only a problem for those who lack the character or the stamina to do the same.

Beware of falling into ‘Sinkhole Syndrome’

Resolve never to let your daily life keep you from Jesus daily.

10 ways to overcome culture shock

Going to the mission field as a newly appointed missionary, finally arriving in a new country as a “real live missionary,” is the thrill of a lifetime.

What if I barely received a favorable vote?

Seven questions to ask before you make a hasty decision

I am a sinner preaching to sinners

I am not worthy to be a minister, but Christ was worthy for me. I do not and will not measure up, but Jesus perfectly measured up for me. The gospel is true for God’s people in the pew and it is true for me, his herald, as well.

Five ways to fight “preaching hangover”

You may call it something different, but every pastor knows it well. It is the mental, emotional, and spiritual crash that takes place on Monday as a result of pouring your heart and soul out in the proclamation of God’s Word to God’s people the day before.

Desiring the disciplines—A matter of the heart

What a glorious gift, the new birth is. Not only does God justify us when he gives us faith; he also empowers us to begin a life of sanctification.

Once a student, now a shepherd: Life after seminary

What does ministry after school look like? Truth is, now that you’ve been a student, you are now, most likely, on the path to something that requires an even deeper level of commitment and dependence on the Spirit of God. You are called to be a shepherd of souls.

God sometimes moves us through good books

Sometimes at certain times in our lives God uses particular books to move us in significant ways. We wonder how it is that we could be reading that book at that exact time and God can guide us in that exact way.

Is every Christian called to evangelize?

As leaders, let us challenge other believers not only with our exhortations but also with our example.