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RESOURCES FOR PASTORS & LEADERS

Becoming a MORE POWERFUL Man

One of the great hopes of all our lives as followers of Christ is that we can become MORE: more useful, more loving, more gracious, more generous, more like Jesus, a better witness, etc. Apollos was such a man. We only have five verses in the whole Bible that describe...

Integrity

Integrity is moral soundness. I have a steel girder in my office that I look at often. It has a slight imperfection—like someone bumped their head on it—but the massive girder is solid and has been standing for over 25 years. Spiritual and moral integrity does not...

Overcoming Leadership Insecurity

Every great leader is a humble servant, but also a strong, confident leader. But this strange mixture of humble confidence comes from a source that is deeper than most realize. One of the great leadership passages in the Bible is the historical account of Jesus...

Overcoming Your Temptations Through Prayer

Everyone is tempted. Jesus illustrated that; He was “tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15 NASB). But how do we overcome the constant pull of the world, the flesh, and the devil? Is it possible to not “enter into” temptation? Is there a pill...

The-God-Behind-Everything

All of God’s great men and women have seen this world properly. Lifted above the tiny island of Self, they are blessed to breathe the rare air of self-forgetfulness as their hearts are consumed with God. C. S. Lewis describes this humility as “not thinking less of...

The Anatomy of Harbored Sin

I have watched many people, often professing believers, who have entered into serious sin—often sexual sins you thought they would never commit. How does this happen? There is a pattern. King David shows us this pattern in Psalm 36: Transgression speaks [like an...

Knowing God

“God is easy to live with,” Tozer said, and he’s right. The most amazing attribute of God to me is His willingness to be understood, His self-disclosure. He is waiting to be known. If you don’t want a relationship with someone, you go dark. You are unwilling to be...

Making Your Needs Known

It’s one of the clearest signs of spiritual strength. If we are going to be healthy and promote a healthy spiritual community/family, we need to let people know how we’re doing. This should be done appropriately and for the right purpose. But many don’t ever open up....

Finding God Before You Need Him

Let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found; surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach him (Psalm 32:6 NASB). God has gone to extraordinary lengths to make Himself accessible to us. Intimacy with God is readily available, and He...

32 Words That Can Transform Your Life

Those who settle this issue become eternally useful and unbelievably satisfied. They are the heroes in this life who have come to embrace these 32 words: “Am I in God’s place? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about...