By Dr. Nijay Gupta on Apr 8, 2021
The “missional theology” movement has injected energy and life into the church. Who isn’t inspired when reading Emil Brunner’s famous words, “The church exists by mission as a fire exists by burning”? Missional theology has motivated many Christians and churches to seek out their purpose in God of bearing and embodying the good news of Jesus Christ.
By John Macarthur on Jun 16, 2022
The church today is badly in need of reformation again. And Christ’s lordship over His church is still the central truth we must recover, which requires the unleashing of His Word among His people again. We cannot merely float along with the latest evangelical trends and expect things to get better.
By Karl Vaters on Oct 4, 2022
"We’re always decrying the rise of the consumer culture within the church. But how should we expect people to act when pastors act like CEOs marketing Jesus as a product?"
By Joe Mckeever on Oct 24, 2019
Every church has to choose whether it is willing to hear from God or to be rocked to sleep by the Lord's messenger.
By Sermoncentral on Nov 27, 2018
Advent is a season of watching and waiting on our Lord Jesus. Here are 16 powerful Advent sermon and worship resources for your church.
By Philip Holmes on May 4, 2021
“The reason elders are so necessary,” says Sanchez, “is because they are the means by which our sovereign king chooses to shepherd his church to display his kingdom on earth in local churches as embassies of heaven, and also to proclaim the message of the gospel, calling all people everywhere to repent and believe and enter into the kingdom. Elders shepherd the flock of God among them, under the chief Shepherd. That’s why elders are important, because it is our ascended Lord’s chosen means by which he shepherds his church.”
By Joe Mckeever on Feb 23, 2021
Consider these five reasons to be involved in the local association. I promise you that Christ will be honored, your church will be strengthened, other ministers will be encouraged, and most surprising of all, you will find yourself to be more fulfilled in serving your Lord.
By James O. Davis on Jun 5, 2020
In the last six years, the Global Church has witnessed more than 1.4 million new church plants with more than 250 million coming to Christ. The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is growing faster than any other time in history.
By Sermoncentral on Aug 27, 2020
Discover 15 powerful Labor Day sermon and worship resources to use in your church. As Colossians 3:23 says, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters."
By Kent Woodyard on Dec 1, 2021
Working in business development for a church giving platform, I am asked often if there is a Biblical precedent for churches using digital technology to accept tithes and offerings. Any scriptural evidence that text-2-give is acceptable to the Lord? I’ll save you a concordance search: there isn’t.
By Dr. R. Kent Hughes on Jul 9, 2022
Our ultimate trust is always in God's persevering grace, nevertheless, we are called to cultivate godly action in our lives. Here are 10 disciplines shared by a pastor with over 40 years of experience in faithfully serving the Lord and shepherding God's people.
By John Piper on Nov 30, 2022
Try to imagine the Bible without the Psalms. What a different book it would be! What a different place the church would be. And what a different person I would be.
By Jim Morgan on Mar 18, 2021
Passion is what we can’t keep inside. It spills over and can’t be contained. We love our kids – we can’t help but talk about them. We love our favorite sports teams – we talk about them first thing Monday morning at the water cooler. Christians love God more than anything else – He should constantly be on the tips of our tongues. Our passion for the Lord should be evident to all those around us. “Private Christian” should be an oxymoron – our faith should pour out through every fiber of our being.
By Karl Vaters on Aug 31, 2022
We're often told that small churches are failing at church growth. But sometimes church growth ideas are failing in smaller churches.
By Sermoncentral on Jan 23, 2019
If your church is healthy, quit stressing about getting bigger. God may not be calling you to bigness.