Blog Archives

Nov 07, 2020 08:00am

5 Ways to Truly Be in God’s Presence

Accomplishing God’s call on our lives requires an intimate, prayerful relationship with him.

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Oct 28, 2020 08:00am

What is Your Church’s Disciple Making DNA?

A healthy church should be obedient to what God has clearly commanded: making disciples

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Oct 11, 2020 08:00am

Is God Really Present in Your Church?

Leaders, do everything necessary, pay any price, to build a church where God is pleased to dwell.

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Oct 08, 2020 08:00am

It’s Past Time to Double Down on Prayer

As the world’s darkness intensifies, the world’s Christians should be intensely praying.

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Oct 05, 2020 08:00am

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.

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Oct 02, 2020 08:00am

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.

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Sep 29, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Sep 27, 2020 08:00am

Five Ways to BE the Church

We weren’t made to live in isolation but in community, so intentionally love and serve others.

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Sep 23, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Sep 22, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Sep 14, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Sep 07, 2020 08:00am

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.   […]

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Sep 06, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Aug 14, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Aug 11, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Aug 04, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Jul 30, 2020 08:00am

All-Bark-No-Bite Christianity

The United States is one of the only countries in the world where the church is in decline. There are […]

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Jul 26, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Jul 22, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Jul 16, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Jul 05, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Jun 22, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Jun 18, 2020 14:00pm

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.

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Jun 18, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Jun 17, 2020 08:00am

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 — […]

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Jun 16, 2020 14:00pm

Believe

God’s love for you is never ending.

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Jun 15, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Jun 04, 2020 14:00pm

What not to do

He desires for you to have a joyful soul but not at the expense of a holy life.

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Jun 02, 2020 14:00pm

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.

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May 27, 2020 14:00pm

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 […]

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May 19, 2020 14:00pm

Heroes sin too

Our lives should reflect the light of Jesus. We shine so others may see how bright He is through us.

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May 15, 2020 08:00am

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, […]

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May 14, 2020 14:00pm

Clear Instructions

God gave clear instructions on what to do after the flood: give life, do not take it.

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May 14, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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May 12, 2020 14:00pm

God doesn’t forget us

No matter how much evil may abound, God promises His love.

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May 11, 2020 08:00am

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. […]

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May 05, 2020 14:00pm

I’m in the Lord’s army

When we recognize our gifts and use them for God’s glory, we fulfill our purpose.

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May 03, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Apr 30, 2020 14:00pm

God doesn’t forget us.

He loves us in spite of our worries and insecurities.

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Apr 16, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Apr 14, 2020 08:00am

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. […]

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Apr 11, 2020 08:00am

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, […]

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Apr 06, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Apr 03, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Mar 31, 2020 14:00pm

Ripple Effect

Our sin has a ripple effect.

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Mar 26, 2020 08:00am

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? […]

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Mar 20, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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Mar 19, 2020 14:00pm

You can run but You can’t hide

Christ died for you knowing you would be a sinner.

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Mar 17, 2020 14:00pm

Don’t Do It

We are tempted because we feel the warning sign is keeping us from something we want or need to see.

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Mar 12, 2020 08:00am

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 […]

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