A Noble Army of Christian Women

There were also many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him, - Matthew 27:55 These were the earliest of a great and noble army of holy women, attached to Christ by deep, personal love, following and ministering unto Him. In all the ages since, Christian women have shown similar … Continue reading A Noble Army of Christian Women

Great Churches are Willing to Go Out of Business

It seems the chief end of some local churches is to exist. Maintaining the building, meeting budgets, and preserving attendance by making sure the congregants have a pleasant experience so they will not leave is what drives the decisions of many church leaders. There is nothing wrong with working toward these goals. They are fine as long as those … Continue reading Great Churches are Willing to Go Out of Business

10 Quick Thoughts on the “Rise and Fall of Mars Hill” Podcast

The following is guest post by Michael Clary (originally posted on his FB page). 1. It's really well done. The overall production value is good, and the storytelling is excellent and interesting. 2. One insight was particularly good, which is that some men have talent and charisma that far exceed their personal maturity. Driscoll should … Continue reading 10 Quick Thoughts on the “Rise and Fall of Mars Hill” Podcast

7 Tips to Grow in Biblical Knowledge

It is possible to study scripture in ways that hurt you instead of helping you. When we approach scripture, we must make sure we do it on God’s terms, not our own. Below you will find seven tips to grow in biblical knowledge that will help you avoid some of the pitfalls and come away with a … Continue reading 7 Tips to Grow in Biblical Knowledge

The Broken Church Light (Part 3)

Read part 1 here. Read part 2 here. He finished tightening the light bulb and stepped back to examine his work. Ever since his wife died a few years ago, he spends much of his time serving at the church. As a retired electrician, he enjoyed bringing out the old toolbox. He had wanted to … Continue reading The Broken Church Light (Part 3)

The Broken Church Light (Part 2)

Read part 1 here. He decided to walk to church because several things were weighing heavy on his heart. After 13 years of pastoring the small congregation, the church appeared worse off than when he had started. It was a warm and bright August day, but the forerunners of fall were in the air announcing … Continue reading The Broken Church Light (Part 2)

7 Characteristics of Good Bible Teachers

https://youtu.be/5x4-NclSu5Q Teaching scripture is a spiritual gift, but it is also a skill. This means that not everyone is called to be a teacher; it also means just because someone is gifted does not mean they do not need to improve their skills. Several things come into play that impacts the quality of teaching. The sound of your … Continue reading 7 Characteristics of Good Bible Teachers

Simulated Sunlight: Entertainment and the Church

Perhaps we rely on entertainment in the church to keep things interesting because we do not trust enough in God to keep our gatherings compelling. Entertainment is easy compared to waiting on God because waiting on God requires that we come to church with hearts prepared, undistracted by the world, and with a desire to … Continue reading Simulated Sunlight: Entertainment and the Church

The Broken Church Light (Part 1)

Nothing held her attention more than the broken church light, and the irritation it caused ran through her entire body. It had been years since she had attended a worship service, and she could not focus. She wondered why she was even there. The church was smaller than she remembered. The other 43 people in … Continue reading The Broken Church Light (Part 1)

Strength for the Weary

As I sat there, I seemed to be losing the never-ending battle with my health. I could feel my body tremble. It was as if it was having trouble supporting its own weight, and I wondered if it would ever end. I knew I had felt like this many times before, and God always brought … Continue reading Strength for the Weary