Is It Our Move or God’s?

Is It Our Move or God’s?

Whose turn is it in the “chess game” of spiritual life—ours or God’s? Or, as some have proposed, is God making the moves on both sides of the board, whether or not we recognize His hand in doing so? This question is, of course, quite loaded, especially as it relates...

Does Your Pulpit Have Power?

In the Christian system, unction is the anointing of the Holy Ghost that separates and qualifies men for God’s work. Unction is the one divine enablement by which the preacher accomplishes the saving ends of preaching. Without it, no true spiritual results are...
Five Temptations of a Pastor

Five Temptations of a Pastor

Several years ago I read Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Temptations of a CEO, a “leadership fable” about Andrew O’Brien, who is approaching his one-year anniversary as CEO of Trinity Systems. Faced with his accountability for the company’s poor fiscal results, Andrew...
How Honesty Saved My Job!

How Honesty Saved My Job!

When Life Action’s church event arrived in his Texas church, Rick Lawson had no idea what God had in store for him. “I was an engineering supervisor with one of the largest defense contractors for the U.S. government. In that role, I had top-level security...