Pastor, resist the temptation to love the church that’s ahead of you rather than the one that’s before you right now.
As preachers, we have to remind people that the Bible is primarily a book about God before it’s a book about us.
When should two churches merge despite the differences—and when should they stay separate precisely because of their differences?
If you could add one thing to your church calendar, what would it be? Have you considered adding a regular prayer service?
Should we risk agitating people by asking them to formally sign something? And what if someone wants to join, but is unsure of a doctrinal matter? Is submission enough, or is agreement necessary?
Other forms of communication seem more immediately effective. Must we make preaching central to a church’s gathering?
My analogy didn’t have the intended effect, or perhaps it did, for he quickly retorted, “You’re not actually trying to convert people, are you?”
Salvation is of grace, from beginning to end.