Category Archives: Local Church

Encountering God in Church

Do we want people walking out of Church saying, “That was pretty cool.” or “It didn’t even feel like Church”?  Continue reading

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Antagonist alert (13 red flags)

The presence of one or more red flags does not guarantee that you are dealing with an antagonist. But it will give you fair warning to exercise caution. Continue reading

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The body matters to God

7 truths to remind us that the body matters to God. Continue reading

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Ministry to widows from Ukraine

The war against Ukraine is leaving in its wake thousands of widows. Church leaders will need wisdom in clarifying needs and mobilizing their churches for effective ministry. Continue reading

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Popular misapplication of communion

Communion was never intended to be turned into what the protestant Church has made it over the years. We have turned it into an intense soul-searching effort to find and name unconfessed sin lest we partake as one unworthy. Continue reading

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After 36 years as a pastor

Consider what is perhaps the most important lesson for a Church leader. Continue reading

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 How God uses His people to keep you faithful

Here is a truth we don’t hear much about: “God’s plan is to use the accountability of Christian fellowship as a means for helping his saved ones persevere.” Continue reading

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3 things to remember before condemning another

These three warnings take the conversation to the highest possible level. Continue reading

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Overly concerned about offending others

Are we too quick to assume we’re in the wrong when we offend others?  Is there a way to know which plants have not been planted by the Heavenly Father? Continue reading

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A great covenant for family and Church

Use this relationship covenant in your family, small group, or Church. Continue reading

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