We love and forgive others because the Lord Jesus has first loved and forgiven us (Eph. 4:32). This is the heart and soul of the gospel, portrayed in the book of Philemon.
I’ve never met a growing and mature Christian who doesn’t regularly attend a gospel-preaching church.
Perhaps the most compelling aspect of Vrbicek’s book is the way he sprinkles the good news on every page, even while discussing practical issues regarding searching for a ministry position.
What should new churches focus on? What should their priorities be in their early years? Titus gives us an answer.
Jesus Driven Ministry considers what propelled Jesus into ministry and what sustained him in it—and how those same things should sustain us.
Before your church follows John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church and begins to gather in defiance of governmental orders this Sunday, I’d like to suggest that civil disobedience may not be the only legitimate or moral course of action at this moment.
What does John Folmar — the senior pastor of United Christian Church of Dubai in the Middle East — want to say to American churches and missions organizations?
As immigrant churches pursue greater independence among their various language congregations, the goal is not simply to have separate churches so that we can cross our t’s and dot our ecclesiological i’s. That’s only half the picture.
If we’re going to help our people, we pastors must cultivate humility.
Brother pastor, do you care about holiness? Please don’t give up caring. Be vigilant. Soldier on against your sin from this day to the day of your death.
Brothers, we have permission to set aside our next sermon, open the Book, and simply tend to our own heart for an unhurried season each day.
Pastoral patience—the capacity to invest sufficient time in the pursuit of kingdom outcomes without freaking out—is a vital virtue in the exercise of pastoral care.
God’s Servant Must Not Be Quarrelsome: Good Pastors Know When to Pick a Fight But Prefer to Avoid ThemBy Kevin DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020
There are fights to pick. Staying out of the fray is not always the better part of valor. But often it is.
We shouldn’t spend all of our time buried in books. Instead we should talk about those books with others, perhaps even over a meal.
Jesus tells us there is joy in generosity. In giving. In dying to our preferences and pleasures. In taking the way of the cross rather than the way of collection.