Blog Archives

Nov 16, 2022 18:30pm

He Clears the Temple

God created the church as a place to worship and serve Him. It’s a place to learn, become a family, and minister to those in need.

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Oct 31, 2022 18:30pm

We are Better Together

The Lord knows we are better together. United, we will stand; divided, we will fall.

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Oct 22, 2022 06:00am

Has The Church Settled?

Have we settled for something less than what Jesus intended for His church?

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Aug 28, 2022 08:00am

Leading Into the Future But Glorifying God In the Process

We have entered into some of the most difficult times culturally, yet we have more opportunities to serve and love others if only we would cast out fear.

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Aug 26, 2022 08:00am

My Journey to Writing a Christian Novel – Pt. 3

The best way for our churches – and subsequently God’s kingdom – to grow is by word of mouth. So open your mouth and invite someone.

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Jul 25, 2022 08:00am

Diet Jesus

Personal preferences, manmade guidelines, and secular rationalizations are a cheap substitute for real satisfaction: The giver of life, Jesus Christ.

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Jul 22, 2022 08:00am

7 Reasons You Can and Should Be a Small Group Leader and Host

You don’t need to know Greek and Hebrew or remember Scripture references without mistakes to lead a small group.

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Jun 30, 2022 08:00am

Five Things Small Group Attendees Need to Know

Small groups are part of discipleship and valuable to churches, so consider the following if you’re part of one.

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May 26, 2022 08:00am

The Early Church: A Blueprint for Unity

Unfortunately, the world has shouted down Christians and Jesus, who came to earth to radically change it and start a movement of love and grace.

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May 23, 2022 08:00am

WHY ARE PEOPLE TURNING THEIR BACKS ON CHURCH?

With a significant downward spiral going on in church attendance, maybe we should go back to the basics and hear from a passionate church planter.

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May 18, 2022 08:00am

The Letters of Paul: What Was His Purpose?

Not only were Paul’s letters intended to be shared but also to explain the mission of God.

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May 04, 2022 08:00am

Fully Functioning and Radical

If we are the body of Christ, why aren’t our hands reaching out to the hurting and our arms to the broken?

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Apr 05, 2022 08:00am

Increasing the Size of Your Map

Everything Jesus did as God was about intentionally seeking and saving the lost.

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Mar 03, 2022 08:00am

Your Spiritual Wake Up Call

If you’ve become spiritual drowsy, maybe it’s time to get serious about church.

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Feb 21, 2022 12:00pm

The Churchless Christian

Many Christians no longer believe church attendance is necessary to have a full life in Christ.

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Feb 10, 2022 08:00am

Is the Church Really Filled With Hypocrites?

If you have been burned, disappointed, or hurt by the church, you are not alone.

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Jan 13, 2022 08:00am

Lace Up Your Church’s Shoes

As we disciple new believers, let’s make sure to start with the basics.

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Nov 07, 2021 08:00am

The Blood That Binds Us

As part of a faith community, do you create harmony of disunity?

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Nov 06, 2021 08:00am

Handling the Hurt

It shouldn’t happen and it hurts a lot more when it does . . . but God.

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Nov 02, 2021 08:00am

The Only Thing That Truly Satisfies

If you neglect it, you’re starving your body of necessary nourishment.

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Nov 01, 2021 08:00am

5 Challenges for Your Thanksgiving

Christians should be the first people to express true gratitude this season.

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Oct 31, 2021 08:00am

Wake Up, Church

Frustrated with people rewriting Scripture? Speak truth on love.

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Sep 21, 2021 08:00am

A Grace-Filled Church

Because of Jesus’ work on the cross, we want to make an eternal impact on our city.

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Sep 11, 2021 08:00am

Criticism then Evaluation

Is it time to consider asking the tough questions about the church you love?

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Aug 31, 2021 08:00am

When Does Discipleship Begin?

Is pre-conversion discipleship a real possibility for disciple makers?

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Aug 28, 2021 08:00am

Here’s Why I Serve

Yes, God commands it, but what are the other reasons to serve in your church?

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Aug 24, 2021 05:00am

What it Means to Pastor Your Flock

Leading your church is a blessing and a privilege, but it is also a daunting task.

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Aug 20, 2021 08:00am

The Ice Age in Which We Live

Church leader, what are doing to stay in a good place spiritually and emotionally?

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Aug 04, 2021 08:00am

3 Steps to a Gospel Focus

Knowing who you are in Christ and having a deeper relationship with him is priority one.

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Jul 30, 2021 08:00am

3 Ways to Deeper Church Relationships

Leading people to Christ and the cross requires authentically loving people.

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Jul 29, 2021 08:00am

Reaching Your Community With the Gospel of Love

You can’t always blame culture for your church’s lack of growth.

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Jul 18, 2021 08:00am

Does Your Church Love the Unclean?

A church that fails to minister to the undeserving is a church without a harvest of souls.

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Jul 17, 2021 08:00am

Upgrade Your Church Culture

Building a culture in your church that truly glorifies God takes passionate devotion.

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Jul 04, 2021 08:00am

Church. Not Just a Routine

Is church a Sunday routine or a life-changing opportunity to worship the Creator?

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Apr 12, 2021 08:02am

4 New Testament Reasons We Freely Give

Tithing really means giving BACK to God.

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Feb 28, 2021 08:00am

What Are People Looking For in a Church?

Church is the people of God coming together to worship God and living out His mission.

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Nov 21, 2020 08:00am

A Peaceful Transfer of Stewardship in 2021

God has given us the responsibility to steward our lives well and according to his will.

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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 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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May 09, 2020 08:00am

8 Wrong Responses to Conflict and Anxiety

Philippians 4:6 tells us, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your […]

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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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Jan 08, 2020 08:00am

When Godly People Get Depressed

I recently wrote the following tweet, and it received a lot of reaction. Good people get depressed. Godly people get depressed.  […]

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Dec 18, 2019 14:30pm

Just a Baby

I know it sounds wrong to say but Christmas really is a strange time of year in some ways. For […]

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Nov 04, 2019 08:00am

Are You Spiritually Dehydrated?

Sometimes life can be completely and utterly exhausting. I’m talking stress from work, family, or money issues to being mentally […]

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Oct 25, 2019 08:00am

The War Against Christianity

(Originally posted February 2015) Newsweek has started 2015 with a cover article entitled “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.” […]

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Oct 05, 2019 08:00am

Three Prayers for Effective Evangelism

“Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us that God […]

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Aug 19, 2019 08:00am

Go Ahead: Burst Your Bubble

By Larry Barker, Director of North American Church Planting Our family was living in Romania in 2000 and we had […]

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May 14, 2019 20:25pm

Invitation to Life

All it took was an invitation. An invitation to go to the church around the corner.  My family had just […]

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Sep 18, 2018 18:27pm

Valley of the Dry Bones: Replanting Temple Baptist Church By Drew Cline, Lead Pastor

Ezekiel 36:36 (ESV) “Then the nations that are left all around you shall know that I am the Lord; I […]

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