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Your Sermon Offended? Good, It Was Supposed To

Are you in the pulpit to preach the Word of God or to stroke the ego of your congregation members?
Are you in the pulpit to preach the Word of God or to stroke the ego of your congregation members? (Lightstock)

Every church congregation has to choose whether it is willing to hear from God or to be rocked to sleep by the Lord's messenger. Which one characterizes your church?


5 Conditions That Lead to Negative Departures of Pastors

Pastor leaving
Have you experienced any of these conditions? (Lightstock)

What has been your experience regarding negative pastoral departures? What do you think of these five circumstances?


Greg Surratt: 4 Things I Learned When the Lights Went Out

Lights out
If the lights went out during your service, would you still have power in the room? (Mt. Pleasant Church)

If the electricity went off during your church service, would there still be power in the room?


10 Ways the Enemy Gets the Upper Hand in a Church

Pride and ego
Are pride and ego allowing the enemy to get the upper hand in your church? (iStock photo)

Here are some things that can cause chaos and confusion in a church, which is just what Satan wants.


5 Suggestions for When the Senior Leader is Unpopular

Heart of God
When everything and everybody seem against you, maintain the heart of God. (Lightstock)

There are days as a senior leader when you feel like you don't have a friend in the world. Here's what to do.


Is the Battle in the Boardroom or in Your Mind?

Board room
(iStock photo)

We humans bring most of our problems upon ourselves, but there is an enemy out there who simply doesn't like what you're doing. Here is a solution for combat with Satan.


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