By Lance Witt on Jan 15, 2018
Ambition is a blessing and a curse. When it is God-directed and Spirit-managed, it can bear tremendous fruit. But when it is hijacked by self and ego, it can leave a wake of destruction in its path.
By Charles Stone on Apr 15, 2021
Somebody once said there are two things in life we can’t avoid, taxes and death. I’d like to add a third, discouragement. Church leader or not, you will face it. It’s an inevitable part of life. Here’s how I’ve learned to defeat discouragement.
By Randy Alcorn on Jan 10, 2018
The pain was great, but God’s grace rose to the occasion. Despite his heartbreak, Spafford could say without pretense, “It is well with my soul.”
By Ray Hollenbach on Oct 28, 2019
We are loaded down with so many "shoulds," we find ourselves paralyzed by the inability to apply what we know.
By Adam Weber on Apr 28, 2022
I had only recently completed my master’s degree, I didn’t want to start this church in the first place, it was struggling to grow, and here I was moving this stupid sign through three feet of snow. Without thinking, the words came out:
God, what am I doing here?
By Sermoncentral on Aug 9, 2022
God is like a great Niagara Falls—you look at it and think: surely this can’t keep going at this force for year after year after year. It seems like it would have to rest. Or it seems like some place up stream it would run dry. But, no, it just keeps surging and crashing and making honeymooners happy century after century. That’s the way God is about doing us good. He never grows weary of it. It never gets boring to him.
By Sermoncentral on Sep 4, 2019
"I discovered that Americans need someone to give them permission to rest weekly."
By Peter Mead on May 13, 2021
The rest of the Bible is built on the foundation of Genesis, and so preaching it enough and preaching it well are very important. Here are three errors to avoid.
By Outreach Magazine on Jul 11, 2018
Busy teaching pastors need time away from the pulpit to study, pray, rest, and refocus on the goal.
By Steve Smith on Mar 17, 2022
If we do not understand our own limits in this life, we will never be content, satisfied or happy!
By Peter Walters on Feb 9, 2022
I think we don’t take seriously enough the fact that taking care of our bodies is a spiritual issue.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2022
We cannot love what we do not linger over.
By David J. Lose on Aug 25, 2020
Perhaps our largest challenge is to overcome the disconnect most Christians experience between what we do on Sunday and what we do the rest of the week.
By Leigh Ann Carey Looyenga on Nov 3, 2016
Are you tired? Worn down by the pace of life and ministry? Do you feel like the abundant life may not be for ministry leaders?
By Lance Witt on Apr 13, 2022
I am not exempt from the needs of my humanity simply because I am a pastor or ministry leader.