5 Ways to Truly Be in God’s Presence
Accomplishing God’s call on our lives requires an intimate, prayerful relationship with him.
What is Your Church’s Disciple Making DNA?
A healthy church should be obedient to what God has clearly commanded: making disciples
Is God Really Present in Your Church?
Leaders, do everything necessary, pay any price, to build a church where God is pleased to dwell.
It’s Past Time to Double Down on Prayer
As the world’s darkness intensifies, the world’s Christians should be intensely praying.
What Has Prayer Ever Done to Change the World?
Prayer could be the secret weapon to life-changing transformation in the lives of those around you.
Jesus’ Command to Go, Tell, and Disciple is For Pew Sitters Everywhere
The Great Commission doesn’t say one word about a Christian’s church attendance.
Being Certain and Being Right Are Two Different Things
My objective that day was to get to the hospital in downtown Chicago before the surgery to have prayer with […]
Five Ways to BE the Church
We weren’t made to live in isolation but in community, so intentionally love and serve others.
5 Myths About Why You Go to Church
Core values are principles and convictions that you have for both your life and your ministry. They are values focusing […]
7 Things to Do While You Wait
We’ve all had to wait. Wait in line for a package, for test results. Waiting isn’t fun. We are impatient […]
It’s Time to Be Selfless, Submissive, and Serving
The moment we commit ourselves to live for Christ is simultaneously the moment we resolve to die to ourselves. The […]
This is How a Church Should Actually Function
We are commanded by Christ to “make disciples,” but somewhere along the way, making disciples became counting converts to some. […]
Here’s How You Know if Your Church is Sick
There are many examples of people who thought they were healthy but when they visited the doctor it was the […]
Surrender the Fight and be Declared the Winner
I’ve fought my share of fights over the years. Some were necessary. Some were stupid. Some I won. Some I […]
The Church Needs a Little Drama
Joey B was an active participant in the worship and lecture at a recent seminar I attended. If he heard […]
Not a Suggestion But a Command: Multiply
When churches become healthy, thriving, and begin to live “sent” they accept the mission God has given them. They realize […]
The United States is one of the only countries in the world where the church is in decline. There are […]
Your Pastor’s Three Greatest Prayer Needs
In July of 2018 my pastor at Antioch in Conway, Arkansas, Dr. Jason Aultman, asked each of the national and […]
10 Tips to Wean Yourself Off Spiritual Milk
Many churches have a diet problem. I am talking about the spiritual diet. I think we need to think of […]
Be Careful Where You Lean
I love the story of The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, and one of the most impactful lines comes in an exchange […]
The “No Big Deal” Sin of Gossip
Some sins are extremely common and even accepted as “no big deal” within the church. None of these sins would […]
Christian Service is Impossible Without Worship
At my local church, it is made clear that every member of the body is expected to serve the Lord […]
Becoming a Sacrifice
If you have accepted Him as your Savior, you have a duty to be holy, to be set apart from the rest of this world for His glory.
Pastor, Are You Feeling the Weight of Decisions?
Are you feeling the weight of making a lot of decisions and being unsure of those decisions, along with their […]
Coming Back to the Heart of Worship
For many months now, God has been stirring my heart, revealing himself and asking me to truly worship him — […]
God’s love for you is never ending.
You Can Serve and Help Heal Your Faith Family
This message is for you if you are a discouraged, unsure or insecure follower of Jesus Christ. Yes, I realize we […]
What not to do
He desires for you to have a joyful soul but not at the expense of a holy life.
Hot and Cold
As Christians, we sin and fail. But our proper response should always be to listen to the Holy Spirit’s conviction, repent and ask for forgiveness.
When Faith Families Come Together Again
Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings forth […]
Heroes sin too
Our lives should reflect the light of Jesus. We shine so others may see how bright He is through us.
A Newlywed’s Take on the Stay-at-Home Order
When the first whispers of the coronavirus started reaching the United States, I wasn’t concerned. My freshman year of college, […]
God gave clear instructions on what to do after the flood: give life, do not take it.
4 Ways to LIVE up to the Call to Lead
I recently had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at an annual awards luncheon where I spoke on the […]
God doesn’t forget us
No matter how much evil may abound, God promises His love.
What is God Doing With This Crisis?
Most of us would admit that we are living in times that are distinct from anything we have ever known. […]
I’m in the Lord’s army
When we recognize our gifts and use them for God’s glory, we fulfill our purpose.
Craving Face-to-Face Contact in These Weird Times
Things are so weird, right now, for the church and those who lead her ministry. For weeks now, we’ve all […]
God doesn’t forget us.
He loves us in spite of our worries and insecurities.
Now is the Perfect Time for an Appointment with God
As I sit to write these words, I have just listened to our national leaders warn us that we are […]
What the World Needs Now is Community, Sweet Community
I need community. You need community. People all over the world may not call it that, but they need community. […]
A Crisis is the Perfect Time to Meet
We’re in quarantine, unable to communicate and see those we love and enjoy. The state of isolation is becoming normative, […]
If You’re a Quarantined Christian You Don’t Have to Miss Church
“We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your […]
By Human Terms, the Church Should Not Have Survived the First Century
The church shouldn’t be here. It just doesn’t work. At least not in terms of how movements generally go. Organizations led […]
Our sin has a ripple effect.
How to Deal With Prideful People
When someone opposes you, do your words kind of soften? Are you tempted to pull punches, or change the subject altogether? […]
The Joyful Burden of Friends in Ministry
As a youth ministry minor at Central Baptist College (CBC), many of my friends were pursuing ministry degrees. While my […]
You can run but You can’t hide
Christ died for you knowing you would be a sinner.
Don’t Do It
We are tempted because we feel the warning sign is keeping us from something we want or need to see.
The Sunday Lunch Crowd is the Worst, Take it From Your Server
I’m a Christian currently working in the food industry, so I’m writing this article because it’s extremely important that the […]