As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. –2 Timothy 4:5 You’ve invited Julie to church dozens of time, and she finally agrees to come. You’re excited, you’ve been praying for her. You get there early, she actually shows up (a miracle in its own right!),… Read More 3 Reasons Not To Invite Your Friends To Church
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. -Psalm 127:3 J.D. Greear offers some great insights on pastors leading their families: The most important task we have as pastors is to teach the next generation the gospel. Don’t overlook the first mission field of your family. God has… Read More Leading Your Family In God’s Gardens
but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” -Matthew 19:14 James Emery White offers up some fantastic insights on the joy and privilege it is to serve children in ministry. It is near and dear to the heart of God himself.… Read More Encouragement for Children’s Ministry
I am probably the least patient person I know. However, it is evidence of God’s grace that the Holy Spirit is making me more into Christ’s image when others comment on how patient I am. This is, after all, the fruit of having God’s Spirit inside me (Gal. 5:22), but I always feel odd when… Read More The Department Of Redundancy Department
The main purpose of this blog is really to serve families, children, and youth. Sometimes that means simply pointing everyone to other resources that further that aim. Here is a fantastic piece on teaching children the gospel by Mathew Gilbert: http://ftc.co/resource-library/blog-entries/kids-broccoli-and-jesus-teaching-the-gospel-with-passion Check it out! Now! [Photo Credit: anka.albrecht via Compfight cc]
Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint –Proverbs 19:18 When it comes to skills I’m pretty aware of my strengths and weaknesses: you need a people person with great social skills? I’m you’re guy. You need me to meet a deadline? I can do it, even under pressure. You want me… Read More The Details of Discipleship: Incredibly Practical Tips for the “Dos” of Ministry
by Bob Kelleman But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. -Matthew 6:6 Editor: an earlier version of this post originally appeared at RPM Ministries. Today we learn how to pray the Lord’s… Read More Praying The Lord’s Prayer For Our Children
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God -Ephesians 2:19 From time to time the discussion emerges regarding the identity of Christians. Is it proper for us to refer to ourselves as sinners? Or since we have been bought by… Read More Am I A Saint Or A Sinner?
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. -Matthew 5:8 Last month’s issue of Time Magazine features a cover story highlighting young men who are swearing off Internet pornography. This is cause for rejoicing for those of us committed to the person and cause of Christ. Even if the secular sources from which… Read More 4 Truths to Combat the Lies of Porn
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. -1 Corinthians 10:31 Between the ages of 12-14 I had a paper route and used just about every dollar I made to buy video games. Most all of my waking hours not spent eating or in school were spent playing… Read More What’s Better Than Video Games?