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Created on Monday, 04 November 2013 / Vision
Tags: Kenny Luck, Saddleback Church, ministry, men's ministry, rogue, unpredictable, dangerous, solitary, deep fear, meetings, influence, congregation, connection, body of believers, tribal knowledge, ...
“He’s gone rogue.” Usually you will encounter this phrase in spy novels when counter-intelligence operatives, spies or assassins leave the grid and, consequently, the control of their handlers. In ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 31 October 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Kurt Bubna, awesome, awful, empowerment, fear, insecurity, rejection, flesh, preacher's kid, pastor, pride, heart, grow, dust, move on, spiritually mature, blessers, biters, New Testament
We pastors are a strange lot. We have been called and commissioned by God, empowered beyond our own resources, and granted the privilege of caring for His flock. And yet we still struggle with fear and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 30 September 2013 / Vision
Tags: Ron Edmondson, fears, church planting, coaching, leap of faith, congregation, finances, checkbook balance, giving, departures
Having planted two churches and now working with church planters on a regular basis in a coaching capacity, I know first hand the fears associated with the situation. It’s a leap of faith and one God is ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 / Education
Tags: Ron Edmondson, authenticity, leader, culture, church, pastor, awesome, mediocre, credit, help, accessibility, accountability, failures, fears
It has been well documented that today’s culture craves authenticity in leadership. It shouldn’t be, but many times it is hard to find in leadership, even in the church. One of the fastest ways for a leader ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 28 June 2013 / Community
Tags: Ed Stetzer, church planting, partner churches, denominations, Grace Church, Nashville, Tenn., Planting Missional Churches, Viral Churches, fear, sacrifice
Over the past couple of years, I’ve had the privilege of planting another church. In April 2011, our church-planting team and a core group of believers launched Grace Church outside of Nashville. The methods ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 / Adversity
Tags: Blame, God, Joe McKeever, cowardice, offense, preacher, Holy Spirit, courageous, Bible, fear
The spirit of cowardice lives and thrives in churches these days. It has a corner in the office of many a pastor and makes whimpering sounds familiar to many of us: “You don’t want to do that. It might ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Anxiety, stress, problems, responsibilities, fear God, Bible, prayer, praise, authentic
Pastor Andrew closed the door to his study and leaned against the hard wood, letting out a long breath. A ball of anxiety grew inside his mind, threatening to shut down all functions. There are times when ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 26 April 2013 / Preaching
Tags: John Bevere, complaining, halts, destiny, fear, trembling, Joseph, Joshua
Joseph’s descendants were very different than him. They obeyed when their desires were met and when God manifested His mighty power on their behalf. Whenever they were discouraged or felt abandoned, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Ron Phillips, rebuke, spirit, fear, sad, angry, injured, Patriot's Day, Boston, terror, vicious cycle
After following the news in the wake of last week’s terror attack at the Boston Marathon, it is obvious and understandable that emotions in our nation run the gamut. We are saddened by the physical and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 / Vision
Tags: Steve Murrell, Faith, Fear, Robert Frost, paths, choices, Joshua
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Two paths. Robert Frost wrote about them, and Kid President pep talked about them. But what are ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 21 February 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Rick Warren, procrastination, excuses, Bible, schedule, fears, gain
The Bible gives us five actions we can take to stop procrastinating: 1. Stop making excuses. “The lazy person claims, 'There's a lion out there! If I go outside, I might be killed!'" (Prov.  22:13, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 / Healing
Tags: Rick Warren, God, Acceptance, Loved, Fear, Rejection
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; I will fear no one. The LORD protects me from all danger; I will never be afraid.” (Ps. 27:1, GNT) The fear of rejection is based on two things. First, we all need ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 07 February 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Rick Warren, Fear, Love, Freedom, Restraint
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36, NIV) The world defines freedom as a life without any restraint: “I can do anything I want to do and say anything I want to say without ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 17 January 2013 / Features
Tags: Fear, God's will, grace, natural giftings
As a little boy raised in the church, I was often confused by the words of certain songs. For instance, whenever the song “Bringing in the Sheaves” was sung, I thought we were singing about bringing in ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 17 January 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Jenetzen Franklin, Tips, Fight, Fear, Preach
1. Preach to Yourself When God has asked me to do something that seems impossible for me, I have to preach to myself to defeat the fear and uncertainty that try to control me. 2. Don't Quit In a relationship? ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Supernatural, victory, adversity, opportunity, fear, wise, God, hardships, challenges
We are living in times that can cause both great fear and great opportunity. These are seasons where the faithful and wise people of God can flourish. It is not because all is peaceful or that challenges ... [ +++ ]
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