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Created on Thursday, 14 August 2014 / Vision
Tags: Ed Stetzer, God's mission, glory, reflect, culture, Israel, transforming power, deny yourself, ministry, redemption, Jesus, crucified, nailed cross
Last week, I wrote a bit about the importance of focusing our lives on mission for the glory of God. This week, we look at a couple of practical ways in which this can be done. What does it practically ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 / Pastoring
Tags: Ronnie Floyd, pressure, deadlines, Sunday morning, responsibilities, increase, Israel, body of Christ, writing assignments, prioritize, preparation, position, production, prayer
Right now, many deadlines are pressing in on me. Has that ever happened to you? I remember when the only pressure I had was that of sermon preparation for Sunday morning, Sunday night and Wednesday night. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 31 July 2014 / Vision
Tags: Scott Attebery, God, will, tightrope, theory, Moses, Israel, perfect will of God, open door theory, follow your heart theory, Samson, Jesus, hunch, gut feeling, god's will, will of god, knowing god's ...
Where do we find God's will? Is it in one of the following theories? 1. The Tightrope Theory This teaching declares God's will is like a tightrope where one wrong move will ruin your life and require you ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 27 June 2014 / Culture
Tags: Perry Noble, Mount of Olives, Israel, faith, mountains, Casearea Philippi, Mount Arbel, Garden of Gethsemane, Garden Tomb, church leader
If you're a pastor or ministerial leader and have not been to Israel, you should seriously consider a trip there. It will be well worth it. Here are five places you should visit when you get there: 5. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 02 June 2014 / Evangelism
Tags: Gateway Church, Texas, Pastor Robert Morris, generous living, Lawrence Swicegood, Holy Spirit, multi-site campuses, The Blessed Life, Israel, Great Commission
... as lives are being changed and large numbers of people are being saved and baptized. Gateway, a multicampus church listed as the 24th fastest-growing church in America, began in 2000. It has since grown ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 01 January 2014 / Culture
Tags: Joseph Mattera, Katie Couric, social issues, moral issues, New York city, megachurch, pastors, controversy, Jesus, Israel, Roman Empire, religious, legal, political
Recently, a well-known New York City megachurch pastor (whom I know and like) was interviewed by Katie Couric regarding his stance on several issues, including same-sex marriage. To paraphrase (in my own ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 / Vision
Tags: Kim Martinez, Advent, tradition, New Year, Christ, Christmas, anticipation, Israelites, Messiah, thankfulness, unexpected, Jesus, signs, worship
There is a time in the liturgical Christian calendar called “ordinary time”—it is that time between Pentecost and the first Sunday of Advent and the few short weeks between New Year's and Ash Wednesday. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 / Money
Tags: Jeff Anderson, pastors.com, ministry, tithing, giving, year-end, budget, calendar, holidays, New Year, gift calendar, Passover, Israelites, Pentecost
Last week, a development leader of a $100-million-a-year ministry shared with me that 60 percent of their annual budget would be received in the last three months of the year, and much of that in December! ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 25 October 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Ron Cantor, Messiah's Mandate, pastor, God's anointed, adultery, prophecy, King David, King Saul, doctrine, Israel, leader, New Testament, Hebrew, service, conflict of interest
“I am God’s anointed. Nothing can touch me!” According to a friend of mine, these were the words that a leader of a congregation used as he responded to a congregant, who sought to challenge him on issues ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Geoff Surratt, ministry, God, vocational ministry, sermons, staffing, structure, sleep, Internet, connections, Israel, Levites, priests, Jewish people
I wonder how long I could be successful in ministry without God? I’ve been in vocational ministry for 31 years, and I seldom encounter a situation I haven’t seen before. I have a stockpile of sermons to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 29 August 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Joe McKeever, church, service, excitement, Facebook, Mississippi, Jesus, Moses, Israel, God, confrontation, wilderness, Nathan, David, pastor, worship
“Pastor, the minute you decide church must always be exciting is the moment you begin turning the worship services into pep rallies. After that, it all goes downhill.” I said that on Facebook the other ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 19 July 2013 / Vision
Tags: Gina McClain, perspective, friend, 1 Kings, Solomon, kingdom, Rehoboam, Israel, perception, advice, counsel, guidance, leader
Last night I was reading in 1 Kings 12 as part of my daily reading plan. This pivotal moment in a new king’s reign is interesting to investigate. I mean, we knew based upon a warning God gives to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 26 April 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: King David, Israel, tasks, timing, God, project, Lord, covenant
David, finally settled in as king of Israel after years of being hunted by his predecessor, sits in his new cedar palace at peace with his neighbors and says, “Hey, how can I enjoy this cool new house ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 31 January 2013 / Multicultural
Tags: Sue Ten Eyck, Zion, Israel, Eagles Wings
As leaders with a passion to be a part of God’s kingdom coming here on earth as it is in heaven, it is vital that we see the kingdom of God that is within us (Luke 17:21) coming as well. This ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 / Columns
Tags: john hagee, pastor john hagee, world war iii, world war 3, armageddon, stop war in the middle east, pray for the peace of jerusalem, prevent world war iii, stop decline of america, save america, ...
America, it's time for us to wake up! We are in a war for our survival. But there are four ways we as a nation can stop what is happening in the Middle East without firing a shot: 1. Divest our stocks ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 06 December 2012 / Culture
Tags: christians united for israel, cufi, john hagee, pro-israel, facebook, david brog, pray for the peace of jerusalem, supporting israel, standing with israel united with israel
On Wednesday Christians United for Israel (CUFI) reached 1 million “likes” on Facebook. That makes CUFI the most “liked” U.S. based pro-Israel Facebook page. “As the recent conflict in Gaza proved, social ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 26 November 2012 / Pastoring
Tags: Pastors, Principles, Lead, Book excerpt, Sara J. Moulton Reger, David, Israel, King
Note: The following is an excerpt from the book Lead and Succeed by Sara. J. Moulton Reger  David was the second king in Israel, and he was a great warrior both before and during his reign asking. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Jonah, Republicans, Bible, Believing, Enemies, Assyria, Israel, Jesus, Beatitudes
... days after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, I went into two local mosques wearing my clergy collar, took the shoes off my feet out of respect, and spoke to the imams and told them I am not blaming ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 / Kingdom Culture
Tags: Spiritual revolution, Election, President Obama, Mitt Romney, Division, Israel
... to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. In the year 2000, I wrote these words in The Jesus Manifesto: A Call to Revolution: “The dawning of the 21st century finds the church of America ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 / Main
Tags: John Hagee, Glenn Beck Join Forces to Support Israel in D.C.
I just got back from Washington, D.C., after attending Christians United for Israel's (CUFI) Washington Summit, and it was very good as usual. My favorite was hearing conservative radio and television ... [ +++ ]
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