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Created on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 / Evangelism
Tags: Greg Stier, atheist, gospel, intimidated, flight, St. Louis, Denver, preacher, shock, questions, grenade, Paul, Christ, why, anger, church
Last week I sat next to James on a flight from St. Louis to Denver. As we talked, the subject turned to spirituality and religion. I confessed that I was a preacher, and he confessed he was an atheist. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 22 November 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Rick Warren, dreams, ministry, ordinary leaders, extraordinary dreams, plans, Napoleon, Einstein, Saddleback Church, gospel, daughter church, missionaries
Have you ever stopped to think that our ability to dream is a God-given gift? God has given us the power to be creative, to dream, to visualize, to plan. It is a powerful force that can be used for either ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 18 November 2013 / Kingdom Culture
Tags: Gospel, business, Laurie Beshore, Mariners Church, groceries, Jesus, If/then generosity, transaction, meal, authenticity, good motives, results, serve
Even with the best of intentions, things have a way of going south. When we launched our outreach ministry at Mariners Church in Orange County, Calif., the first thing we thought to do was meet the basic ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 15 November 2013 / Healing
Tags: Nancy Alcorn, Mercy Ministries, churches, Christian organizations, minister, hurting, unwed mothers, gospel, juvenile delinquents, jail, drug dealer, transient, Holy Spirit
I frequently travel to churches and Christian organizations to share the vision of the need to minister to hurting girls and unwed mothers. Most of the people who hear me speak become enthusiastic about ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 / Community
Tags: Chris Lagerlof, church, primary focus, limited impact, kingdom lens, demographics, geography, gospel, unchurched, Jesus, John Wooden, discpleship strategy, planting strategy, DNA
Editor's Note: As executive catalyst for the church-planting network Mission Orange County, Chris Lagerlof works with churches in 34 cities in Orange County, Calif., to collaborate for the good of their ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 01 November 2013 / Multicultural
Tags: Ray Chang, body of Christ, multicultural society, Ambassador Church, California, Brea, empowerment, gospel, primary focus, grace, humility, intentionality
... Fong, pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles, described it this way: “When I was at the Urbana 2000 speakers’ retreat [in 1999], we all got a chance to hear from the new apologist for our upcoming ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 14 October 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Joe McKeever, church, membership, last days, End Times, slanderous, guests, banquet, ungodly people, Apostle Paul, gospel, Satan, behavior, immature, carnal-minded, leaders, Holy Spirit, influential, ...
“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 04 October 2013 / Evangelism
Tags: Mark, Gospels, fishing, religious, boats, nets, hunting, sea, water, shotgun, Christ, Word of God, Behavior, Bible, Men, NewMan E-Mag, Salvation
Mark 1:17 says, “And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men’” (ESV). Throughout my ministry, God has placed so many different people in my path—people from all different ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 / Multi-Ethnic Ministry
Tags: Iran, Ed Stetzer, Hassan Rouhani, pastor, Saeed Abedini, gospel, Central Asia, religious liberty, Christ, Christian
Iran is all over the news. President Obama and President Hasan Rouhani talked just over a week ago—the first time the presidents of the two nations have spoken since 1979. This is being hailed as good ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 30 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Dan Reiland, big ministry, small churches, sermon, teens, Christ, modest resources, size, gospel, vision, lives changed, uniqueness
... at the ripe old age of 23. The church had less than 200 in total attendance but was thriving with meaningful ministry. Richard Lauby was the pastor then, and under his watchful eye I learned much in ministry. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 / Prayer
Tags: Chuck Lawless, church leaders, struggle, prayer, fixers, ritual, relationship, broken, Word, hope, gospel, Jesus
John, a leader in a church I assisted as a consultant, admitted to me what I’d heard before from seminary students and church leaders alike: “Dr. Lawless, I don’t always pray like I should. I know better, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 30 May 2013 / Preaching
Tags: J. Lee Grady, spineless, Christianity, angry preachers, hateful, materialism, gospel, cheap grace, preach, Apostle Paul
People often complain about angry preachers. I don’t like them either, and I agree that if a person mixes a sermon with hateful language (or if he believes God has called him to picket other churches) ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 / Culture
Tags: Steve Hill, Christian profiling, biblical profiling, personal profiling, Christ, gospel, backsliders, Christianity, rebuke
The term profiling is relatively new in today's vocabulary. It became nationally popular in the early 80s, when the public suspected and targeted a person, or persons, on the basis of some characteristic, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 20 May 2013 / Kingdom Culture
Tags: Benny Perez, revolution, communication, text, gospel, technology, method, message, fellowship, relationship, discipleship
We live in a wired world. We walk together as a disrupted society. In just a few decades, the technical revolution has altered the face of communication—not only how we communicate, but with whom we communicate, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 03 May 2013 / Main
Tags: Joel Osteen, Phil Cooke, Gospel, communicator, TV producing, Good News, John Osteen
In the late 1980s, I was asked to direct a series of prime-time TV specials from Lakewood Church featuring pastor John Osteen. The producer who invited me was his son Joel, who at the time was producing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 / Main
Tags: Phil Cooke, rules, communication, gospel, distracted, cluttered, culture
The most successful military generals and athletes ruthlessly study the strategy and tactics of their adversaries. In a similar way, effective pastors and ministry leaders have always studied the enemy. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Rick Warren, Jesus, passion, lost, sacrifices, people, Gospels, New Testament
I believe the most overlooked key to growing a church is this: We must love unbelievers the way Jesus did. Without His passion for the lost, we will be unwilling to make the sacrifices necessary to reach ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 02 January 2013 / Preaching
Tags: billy graham, my hope, evangelism, spiritual awakening, repentance, awakening, revival, fresh vision for america, gospel, spreading the gospel, prayer and fasting
All of us care a great deal about our country. The intensity of opinions and feelings during the long political campaign showed the depth of that concern. Now with the votes counted, it is important to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 / Preaching
Tags: God, children, self, free, liberty, nature, Kingdom, Gospel, Journey
God is increasingly bringing His government upon the earth to quicken mankind toward His image and intentions. It is time to assess and discuss the complex aspect of human behavior from a Kingdom perspective. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 14 December 2012 / Kingdom Culture
Tags: spiritual abuse, merchandisers, don't get stupid, water down the gospel, release people into ministry, insecure pastors, bubble machines at church, ignore evangelism, great commission, prayer, prayerlessness, ...
Lee Grady penned a no-nonsense article last week cleverly titled “10 Stupid Things Ministers Should Never Do.” The ministry of Dr. Mary Ann Brown left an impression on Lee, and in his article he recalled ... [ +++ ]
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