How Will You Serve?

Serving churches are growing churches, and serving Christians are growing Christians. It’s just that simple. God has placed His people within the church to serve one another (Hebrews 10:24-25) and He has graciously equipped His people for a ministry of service...

Examine Yourself

Christians understand that spiritual health is the product of regular examination of their walk with Christ. The apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian church, “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith.” (2 Corinthians 13:5) Therefore, we do well to...

The Kingdom-Kind Of Ministry

Last Sunday night I preached Luke 8:1-3. The message was entitled “The Marks of Kingdom Ministry.” Those three verses formed what I thought at first to be quite an obscure text, one that for a preacher seems to take a little extra effort to get off the page. Well,...

Which Way Are the Flags Flying?

I’ve found that in pastoral ministry, there are a few areas of practical theology that seem to always be relevant among God’s people. For example, the issue of the assurance of salvation. That’s a biggie, and rightfully so. For some people it’s a real struggle. A...

Rubber, Metal, and Glass

We are all people of limited resources and ability.  We are efficient beings, meaning that we have certain limitations along side certain expectations.  To the contrary, God is not. He has no limits, his resources are unlimited and his very nature is his expectation....
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