Paul

Created on Monday, 07 October 2013 / Money
Tags: pastor, salary, congregation, church, wrinkle, supplies, utilities, leadership, LifeWay Christian Services, tax credit, Apostle Paul, money, Timothy, bi-vocational
Every once in a while, someone comes up with a new wrinkle on church headaches. A young pastor friend wrote to say the church he now serves went through a split a year or so before he arrived, and the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Rick Warren, Kay Warren, Matthew Warren, suicide, mental illness, loss, honesty, transparency, 2 Corinthians, Apostle Paul
In their return to Saddleback Church after the death of their son, Pastor Rick and Kay Warren share the very personal story of Matthew and his battle with mental illness. They explore the stages of loss ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 / Administration
Tags: Ed Stetzer, LifeWay Research, evaluation, church health, assessment, Bible, body of Christ, Paul, supernatural, relationships, ecclesiological structures, traditions
... from that study, however, is that men are closing the gap. From 1989 to 2009, the gulf shrank from seven years to just over five. The reason? Males were living healthier lifestyles and had become more ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 13 September 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Joe McKeever, abrasive, Christian, God's Word, teacher, Apostle Paul, Peter, patience, gentleness, kindness, blessing, hindrance
This week, in Lynne Olson’s Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh and America’s Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941, I found this interesting depiction of Harold Ickes, a member of FDR’s cabinet during ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 / Healing
Tags: 9/11, Christian, terrorism, Paul Fox, mercy, Good News, CrossOlive, New York, World Trade Center, terrorist attack, plane, North Tower, South Tower, Battery Park
In 1999, the company I worked for was acquired by the world’s largest insurance broker, which was based in Manhattan. I was appointed the chief information officer of one of the subsidiaries and began ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 / Education
Tags: Steve Murrell, early morning, Manila, traffic, grace, expert, builder, Jesus Christ, Apostle Paul, grace, gifts, foundations, flash, others, self
My alarm rang at 3:30 a.m. I’m not a morning person. My wife, Deborah, is. Most mornings I stagger around like a cranky zombie. She bounces out of bed ready to attack a new day. Opposites attract. We are ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 26 August 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Joe McKeever, words, rodeo, fights, wrangling, theology, Paul, biblical words, firestorm, Facebook, Charles Spurgeon, 2 Timothy
I’m not sure most of us preachers fully believe the scriptural command to avoid word fights: “Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 09 August 2013 / Church Growth
Tags: Paul Andrew, church planting, urban, churn, Sydney, Australia, New York, Liberty Church, pace, margin, community, cost, Tokyo, authenticity, value, marketing, logistics, spiritual warfare, local
When pastors Paul and Andi Andrew made the decision to move with their kids from Sydney to New York City to plant Liberty Church, they only knew two people in the city.  That was 2010, and just a ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 26 July 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Steve Reynolds, Anti-Fat Pastor, plate, Apostle Paul, Acts, Christians, overweight, diet, congregation, Bible, bodies, pulpit
The Apostle Paul said, “Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:26-27). Christians are ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Kyle Searcy, eternity, praying, daydreaming, heaven, Christian, E.V. Hill, Revelation, Apostle Paul, pain, Jesus, joy, boldness
Have you ever had one of those long daydreaming moments while you were should be praying? I certainly have. You know the scenario: You are supposed to be talking to the Lord, and you suddenly find yourself ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 19 July 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: Rick Warren, charismatic leaders, character, credibility, reputation, Timothy, Paul, choleric, sanguine, melancholic, phlegmatic, personality
Plenty of highly charismatic leaders have bombed out and failed because they lacked character, which trumps charisma every time. You don’t have to have charisma to be a leader. You do have to ... [ +++ ]
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 Tuesday, 02 April 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Joey Bonifacio, pride, prejudice, classic, sins, Galatians, Peter, Paul, Jews
The problem of prejudice is real. Sadly, even heroes of the faith like Peter have been guilty of it. Prejudice is defined as “preconceived opinion(s) that causes one to dislike, be hostile to or behave ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 29 March 2013 / Administration
Tags: Dan Reiland, Foul, Four, ministry, staff, smell, bosses, Paul, Phillipians
Have you ever opened your refrigerator and said with passion, “Whoa, what IS that smell? I have and it’s no fun. I quickly launch a breath-holding expedition to find the source of the foul smell that is ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 25 March 2013 / Administration
Tags: Robert Crosby, empowering, kingdom, leader, impact, people, self-assessment, Paul, teams
Are you choosing to be an empowered leader or an empowering one? The results for each one couldn’t be more opposite—or impacting. A leader whose focus is holding on to power will ultimately cause a ministry ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 22 March 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Dan Reiland, church, leadership, levels, Apostle Paul, Thessalonians, John Maxwell, position, rights, permission, relationship
Pastor Chris Morgan, my friend and colleague on the 12Stone Church staff team, and one of the best worship leaders in the country, sent me a personal journal entry on leadership from his readings in I ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 / Vision
Tags: Rick Warren, God, Complete, Philippians, Paul
We humans are great starters, but often bad finishers. We leave unfinished symphonies, unfinished buildings, unfinished books or unfinished projects. We may not always finish what we start, but God always ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 04 December 2012 / Ministry Tools
Tags: Stanley, Holy Spirit, pastors, believers, helper, role, Apostle Paul, prayer, obeying, prompting, conversation
One of the world’s most beloved Baptist pastors, Charles Stanley shares how to walk in step with the Holy Spirit’s promptings Several years ago during a photographic trip, my group had been traveling up ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 26 January 2010 / Main
Tags: boring,britain,college of preachers,durham university,england,entertainment,kate bruce,life-changing,paul johns,preaching,sermons,study,worship service
Every pastor asks this question—most likely on a regular basis. But after a British survey of 300 hearers of the Word from various denominations, preachers worldwide now have some ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 August 2009 / Main
Tags: Zachery Tims, Riva Tims, Randy White, Paula White, divorce, Florida, megachurch, scandal, affair, exotic dancer, marriage, New Destiny Church
... dancer he met in Paris. The Timses started NDCC in a hotel ballroom in 1996 and grew the church to more than 7,500 members. But in October 2007, Zachery Tims stood before the congregation and said he ... [ +++ ]
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