Pastors, we must use some of our best time, energy, and resources training up plumbers, lawyers, teachers, and bankers.
Authority is God’s good and dangerous gift. Therefore, it’s important for pastors and church leaders to exercise their authority well, and in doing so image God.
Given the cultural climate in the United States, it’s surprising to see how positively Paul speaks about being single.
Paul makes it clear in 1 Corinthians 7 that singleness is not a predicament that needs to be addressed, an emergency that needs attention, or a problem that needs to be solved.
A basic distinction between fact and interpretation is helpful when pastoring discontented singles.
As you shepherd those longing for a spouse, don’t miss the opportunity to listen, to comfort, and to speak truth in love.
Even the best things in life cannot fill a human being’s need for companionship.
As you are preaching through the Scriptures and thinking about applying the text, you might consider whether your text addresses questions like these.
Older men in the church can help college men develop a God-honoring approach to dating by encouraging them to imitate godly examples, embrace biblical values, and involve the church.
God blesses some churches with quick, radical, and amazing growth. But he tends to work slowly—and this requires patience.
At its core, peace is not singing “Kumbaya” around a campfire with a dozen of your closest friends. The root of peace is the objective reality that God has adopted you into his family as his precious son or daughter.
Mailbag #46: Tricky Membership Question about Immigration; Pastoring a Church with Lots of DivorceesBy Jonathan Leeman | 12.23.2016
— A woman who came to the United States under false pretenses wants to join our church. What should we do? — How should a pastor proceed when he inherits a church with several divorcees?
For many churches in China the idea of being healthy is a luxury. Yet in recent years there is a growing trend of pursuing not only the survival, but the health of churches.
As a result of a low view of preaching for many years, the health of churches in India has suffered. Yet through a growing number of faithful shepherds, faithful preaching, and your prayers, the Lord may bring to India the reformation its churches need.
Despite over a thousand years of Roman Catholic influence, the true gospel is being proclaimed in Poland. Churches are being transformed by faithful preaching of God’s Word, and eager for access to more biblical resources.