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Created on Friday, 24 October 2014 / Culture
Tags: Bishop Reford Mott, comfort, church, family, happiness, ISIS, Muslim caliphate, systematic beheading, Christian, pray, strength, political correctness, values, Houston, Annise Parker, pastors
Like most people, I love my comfort. I love my church, life and my family. When I think about the future, I don't want to imagine a world that is so radically different from the one I know now—a ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 26 September 2014 / Culture
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, Jesus, cultural influence, beatitudes, Sermon on the Mount, holiness, pietists, societal transformation, poor in spirit, mourn, comfort, meet, righteousness
The Beatitudes (Matt. 5:1-12) contained in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is perhaps the greatest exposition ever written regarding godly character and attitude. Often the 10 attributes mentioned here ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 / Relationships
Tags: Joe McKeever, funeral, tough, eulogy, gospel truth, straight, preacher, comfort, bereaved, Holy Spirit
At the funeral, as at every other place where you rise to serve the Lord, preacher, tell the truth—the gospel truth. You have an obligation to comfort the bereaved, true. But you have an even greater ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 01 May 2014 / Personal Character
Tags: Daniel Kolenda, surrender, will, uncomfortable, endure, broken, Jesus, crucifixion, seek, obey, faithful, submission, journey
Years ago I had a vision in which I saw a dam. On one side was a mighty river, but on the other side was dry, cracked earth. I understood that the river represented the glory of God and the dry ground ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 / Church Growth
Tags: Rick Warren, growing pains, church, pastors, labor, care issue, small groups, control issue, growth, criticism, newcomers, comfort issue, ministry, leave, relationships, vision, changes, affirmation, ...
A church that wants to grow without going through growing pains is like a woman who says, “I want to have a baby, but I don’t want to go through labor.” Is the pain worth it? Yes, it’s worth it. People ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 09 January 2014 / Children
Tags: Cheri Fuller, children, prayer, God, teach, conversation, heart to heart, on the spot, rut, musical prayers, blessing, bedtime, comfort, reassurance
Recently in the prayer class I lead at our church in Oklahoma City, I was explaining to the new children why we take one Sunday a month from their regular lessons to focus on prayer. “We want you to know ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 08 November 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Leadership, Ron Edmondson, cost, cheap, personal agenda, control, popularity, comfort, fear, loneliness, outcome, objectives, goals
Leadership is expensive. Costly. Cheap leadership is never good leadership. Here are seven high costs of good leadership: 1. Personal agenda. Good leaders give up their personal desires for the good ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 / Administration
Tags: Tony Morgan, changes, church, leaders, culture, comfort, service times, volunteers, scripture, missions, teaching, social media
One of the reasons churches get stuck is that they’re unwilling to change. They don’t want to rock the boat. Leaders are afraid. People may leave. People may stop giving. Over time, the culture becomes ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Kim Martinez, mentally challenged, church, psychotic episodes, discomfort, guilt, prayer, Jesus, good protocols, mood disorders, good resources
You know the feeling—you see her coming and you want to turn away. Mary is in your church. Something isn’t quite right with her. Sometimes she seems balanced, lucid and smart. Other times she is really ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 20 May 2013 / Prophecy
Tags: Michelle McClain, prophecy, correction, church, repentance, challenge, Revelation, obedience, comfort, hope
When ministering in a church, the prophet should have a specific area the Lord has revealed that needs correction. Jesus gave each church a specific place of constructive criticism. It’s important at ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 16 May 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: David, Mirror, Honest, Pastors, kingdom, forbidden fruit, battle, challenge, comfort, Nathan, Amnon, Robert Crosby
Have you ever thought about the fact that the biggest giant David ever faced was not on the battlefield but actually the one in the mirror? In an idle, unguarded moment, the “man after God’s own heart” ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 / Education
Tags: Tony Morgan, comfort zone, stepping out, churches, church consulting, leadership coaching
I’ve been working for churches for 15 years, but, as many of you know, I’m only 12 months into this journey to focus full-time on church consulting and leadership coaching. I’m helping churches (and businesses ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 13 December 2012 / Main
Tags: Jon Stewart, Gene Robinson, Bible, Family, Great Awakening, Joshua Fowler, Heaven, Ray Comfort, Genius, Open letter, atheists
Check out some links below to recent stories from Charisma News that you'll find interesting and informative. You can also sign up to receive stories on your smart phone by signing up for the free Charisma ... [ +++ ]

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