Blog Archives

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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