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What Ministry Marriages Really Need

What Ministry Marriages Really Need

Every ministry marriage needs a miracle. Ministry is just really hard on marriage. You need a miracle, either to make your marriage strong or to keep your marriage strong. Our marriage was in real trouble thirty years ago. We always fought and did not want to be...

The Secret Sauce of Discipleship

The Secret Sauce of Discipleship

Every pastor I know believes in discipleship. Every pastor has his philosophy and methods, and no two are exactly the same. But there should be one common ingredient present in every discipleship endeavor. A secret sauce will help lead to spiritual success in seeing faith fostered and matured in others.

Last Words

Last Words

There is no shortage of famous last words in history. What kind of life will you live that will lead to your last words?

The Eagle and the Crow

The Eagle and the Crow

“The only bird that dares to peck an eagle is the crow. The crow sits on the eagle’s back and bites its neck. The eagle does not respond or fight with the crow; it does not spend time or energy on the crow. Instead, it opens its wings and rises higher in the heavens....

All In, All the Way?

All In, All the Way?

“All in” is a popular phrase today. It is a casual way to speak of commitment. We might say, “I’m all in on my favorite sports team.” Or, “I’m all in about my spiritual leadership role.”

After Easter

After Easter

Easter has been a beautiful frustration for me in my years of pastoring. I knew we would have a big crowd, which is always wonderful; but it always felt to me like Jesus’ rising from the dead should make more of a difference on the Monday after Easter than it did.

Humility (First Response)

Humility (First Response)

Last month, I told you that I’m going to write about how a local church can join the current revival movement among students. At Life Action, we have identified six biblical responses to God, which seem to always be precursors to local church revival. So today, here is the first response.

The Tragic Results of Jealousy

The Tragic Results of Jealousy

It’s a deadly disease. Jealousy has caused untold misery in relationships. We find it in families, churches, businesses, government. Wherever two people are, there is the possibility of jealousy.

Moving from Fear to Faith

Moving from Fear to Faith

I awoke in fear this morning. So much ahead, so much at stake at our church. As a leader, if you are going to worry, the places where the greatest FAITH is needed are always the places where the greatest FEAR is a possibility. And it was all over me this morning. I didn’t invite it in, I just woke up to fears swarming like a hornets’ nest in my mind.

Thirty Questions That Lead to Personal Revival

Thirty Questions That Lead to Personal Revival

As a leader, the greatest way to help others to a revived life is to live there yourself. This does not happen automatically. In fact, the pull of the world, flesh, and devil is so strong that we can easily slide into sin and find ourselves in deep need of personal reviving.