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Is Jesus Lord, a Liar or a Lunatic?

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Are you leaning on the blood-stained cross of Jesus? (Shutterstock)

Jesus said He has overcome the world. The world continues to see it differently, but read about how we as believers need to stand our ground more than ever.


7 Ways to Know If You Have a Good ‘Pound for Pound’ Church

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God doesn’t evaluate churches on a seat-for-seat basis. Saddleback Church’s Kenny Luck says there are many other elements He considers.


How to Develop Godly Culture in Your Church

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It can be very difficult to repair a negative culture in a church. Here are some things to consider when assessing the atmosphere in yours, and some suggestions to improve it.


Was Jesus Likeable, or Did He Care About That?

The world hated Jesus, but he stil preached love to people

The world’s hatred for Jesus was theological, not sociological. Should we care what the world thinks?


3 Business Books All Pastors Should Read

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Would you recommend these three books to your fellow pastors? (Ambro/Free Digital Photos)

Should pastors read secular books? Here are some that Thom Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, recommends.


David Vigil: The Decapitated Church

Jesus-smallWhen studying church history, some of the most fascinating individuals we meet are the martyrs. These are the untold multitudes who, when given a simple opportunity to deny Christ, found it easier to stand for their faith and die rather than disavow the One who was sacrificed in their stead.

They faced agony and torture of a magnitude that so few of us can comprehend. They were flogged, impaled, crucified, eaten by lions, forced to fight to the death in coliseums and decapitated.

Were they not like us? Would they not have loved to live lives of peace and prosperity in the name of Christ instead? Would they not have loved to sit in our beautiful air-conditioned edifices with state-of-the-art sound, lights and videography?


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