Much like a product flying off of the shelves, encouragement is in high demand. But in all too many of our churches, it is in short supply.
Do not be misled: this is a book for every pastor in every place. It will spark all sorts of good thinking about pastoral ministry and the work of the local church.
A Protestant is not simply someone who has an all-encompassing experience with the God they find in the Bible. “Protestant” connotes, in part, certain theological convictions: beginning with the ancient creeds and including the solas of the Reformation.
Here are three reasons why content isn’t everything—and four strategies to avoid boring teaching
Somehow, Young manages to both absolve us of responsibility for keeping ourselves in God’s love, and rob us of the comfort of God’s promise to keep us. Her theology has the effect of cheating us at both ends.
If your prayer life needs a jolt of electricity, The Prayers of Jesus might just do the trick.
Of course, studying God’s Word is always better than not studying his Word. But the best place to do this is with fellow members from your local church.
What is the message of this book for you and your church? “Follow Christ. Lift up the cross!”
This life is the wilderness before the promised land, where temptations to grumble abound. This present sojourn includes a cross being placed upon our shoulders before the crown that one day adorns our heads.
The doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement keeps me sane and secure amid suffering.
We will never have enough songs to extol the glory of the Lamb who was slain to purchase our salvation.
As counselors, we must help our counselees see that because of Christ’s substitutionary atonement they can have relief from guilt and shame, a proper view of forgiveness, and access to the Father.
Penal substitution offers a helpful corrective to those living in an honor-shame culture, and helps them rightly understand their status before God and what God has done for sinners in Jesus Christ.
We should consider implementing personal testimonies—the practice of remembering God’s wondrous works and celebrating his mighty deeds in our lives and churches.
In response to a culture that celebrates singleness for all the wrong reasons and a church that can sometimes undermine its value, 7 Myths of Singleness uncovers the surprising blessings and challenges of singleness lived for the glory of God.