Category Archives: Unity

Overcome division with core values

Two areas of difference among believers that significantly disrupt unity are differences in giftedness and areas of service and differences of opinion on debatable matters. Continue reading

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The danger of legalism

We must understand the threat of legalism and equip the Church and our families to respond. Continue reading

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Tensions between younger and older Church members

Do you have tensions between older and younger church members? Here’s a concern that seems to resonate in many Churches. Continue reading

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Four essentials to a thriving Church

I commit myself to God and to the fellow-members of my local Church to do the following: Continue reading

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Warning those in the Church

I have the privilege each month of investing in other pastors. The stories they tell me remind me of many things I’ve experienced and learned over 30 years of ministry.

A common theme I hear is how often critics attack pastors and their Churches. I often encourage pastors to warn people about the consequences of standing against God’s work and servants.

Here are some sober words to Church members who are behaving as antagonists: Continue reading

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Transforming marriages, families and Churches

Here is a needed word for our marriages, families and Churches. Continue reading

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Protecting the unity of the Church

They key to unity in the Church is not the removal of all conflict. This will only be realized in heaven! The key is a reconciling spirit in the hearts of God’s people. Continue reading

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