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RESOURCES FOR PASTORS & LEADERS

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...

Do You Have Any Enemies?

When Jesus showed up on the scene, He began to explain how His new kingdom would operate. It was so counter-cultural and counter-intuitive that anyone listening knew the only way they could live like this was with divine intervention. Of all the statements in this...

The Diotrephes Test

“Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them ...” (3 John 9 NASB). How would you like to be the man who is immortalized in Scripture as a really bad leader? Cain, Saul, Balaam, Ananias, and Judas all fall in this category. Their lives went down in history, not as a...

What Would Your Life Be Like This Week?

As he often did at the end of his letters, Paul left the Thessalonians some rapid-fire bullets of instruction. Any one of these commands would change us. But just think of what your life would be like this week if you simply followed all four of these instructions in...

Running and Winning Your Race

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of...

The Deliberate, Constant Choice of a Composed, Quieted Soul

Life is filled with overwhelming noise. Our old and constant Enemy orchestrates a cacophony of confusion around us. If we are not careful, we will fall right into his trap, and the results are disastrous. The secret of David’s spiritual success was his determined...

Understanding and Embracing God’s Sovereignty

The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all (Psalm 103:19 NASB). It is our lack of understanding of this verse and its massive, overarching truth that causes most of our problems. SOVEREIGNTY MEANS ... ... absolute rule....