Select Page

RESOURCES FOR PASTORS & LEADERS

The Deadly Results of Bearing Any Grudge

So Esau bore a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob” (Genesis 27:41 NASB). The story of Jacob and Esau is classic...

What Are You Supposed to Do Today?

I know you have your agenda, full of meetings and bullet points on your “To Do” list. But, in the midst of it all, what are you really to do? You are to feed people around you with bread from heaven. Real Life Lesson Jesus was saddened by the death of His friend John...

What Takes Us Away from God?

The most tragic chapters of our lives are filled with stories of things that remove us from God. The simple word for this tragedy is sin. But there is a word that precedes that sin: temptation. If we are to return to intimacy with God and the invaluable joy of His...

His Matchless Voice

“Thus says the LORD . . .” (Jeremiah 51:1 NASB). The first phrase of my reading this morning overwhelmed me. I could not read further. How many times in Scripture are these incredible four words (or their equivalent) repeated? He Speaks The whole Bible itself is...

The Indispensable Element

In scientific equations, there are certain elements that cause certain reactions. If those elements are not present, you do not have what you intended. For instance, if you take hydrogen out of the equation of H2O, you will not have water, the most essential...

The Deadly Snare of Man-Fearing

“The fear of man brings a snare, but he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted.” (Proverbs 29:25 NASB) It is always disastrous. Man-fearing is the deadly drive to be liked by others—to please others at all costs. The love of human praise and recognition can take you...

What Is Revival?

Recently I saw the word revival used to describe a clothing line. I understand. The word itself is not designed distinctly for the church. But something in my soul recoiled that such a sacred word to believers was being used in such commercial ways. The church itself...

Wandering

We’ve had all fourteen of our grandchildren with us recently, for our son’s wedding. As a grandparent, it’s easier at my age to see perspective on each of these children. They all wander. Some more than others. But, given enough time, all of them will stray to their...

The Life-Giving Drive of a Surrendered Christ-Follower

Everyone has a basic orientation toward others. For the observant believer, this is obvious, both in themselves and those around them. Some people are bent toward taking care of themselves first, others last. For some Christians their service to others is dutiful....

The One Thing You Should Fear

I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ (2 Corinthians 11:3 NASB). The apostle Paul had a healthy fear for those he loved. It’s a fear that should concern each...