A few days ago, one of the cacti bloomed in the front yard of our house. It was an orange flower, and indeed it was beautiful. You have to wait a long time to see the cactus bloom. The reason being is that cactus flowers are not easy to bloom.
Allow me to speak to the most common mistakes of reactionary pastors. Perhaps you will see yourself in one or more of these characteristics, with a prayerful hope you can make the necessary changes.
In the previous thesis, we discussed Luther’s two primary elements on the Will: the active will and the passive will. While Scholastic theology in the Middle Ages argued that with active power by free will even after the fall, human beings can accumulate merits to be saved, Luther argued that there is no longer power that can do good works for salvation inside human beings.
Pain always hurts and never gets easier. Pain is painful. So, we want to avoid pain at all cost and surround ourselves with only happiness. However, life does not always give what we want.
In this light while considering the depth of Mothers’ love, discover our thanks in review of the three Mother characters revealed in today’s sermon and capture how we too may nurture and set the examples to our children to follow as a Mother ourselves.
I want this fourth quarter of my ministry to make a difference for His glory. To be clear, I want to avoid seven dangers in my last years of ministry. And I know I can succumb to any and all of these dangers without His strength, His mercy, and His plan.
It is not easy to cultivate a peaceful mind in a storm. Sometimes, we encounter unpredictable storms in life and it is not just any kind of storm. It won’t be a serene breeze but a strong and destructive one.
Why are so many of our churches not moving forward? Since so many of our churches are in need of revitalization, let’s begin by seeing what roadblocks hinder turnarounds. Here are ten of the most common.
It started with the airport. As I arrived at Ashville, North Carolina, it felt at the very least cozy, if not completely reverent.
Jesus knows that we are carrying heavy burdens. In order to rest, we must come to Jesus with our heavy burdens. And we must lay down our heavy burdens before Jesus. We can rest when we put our heavy burden on Jesus. The secret of rest is in laying things down.
Though it is not an excuse, we must acknowledge that the pastors and other church leaders pay a high cost when they become intentionally evangelistic. Sometimes it just seems easier to keep our mouths shut about the gospel. Look at these costs to being an evangelistic leader in a local church.
During this third year of discipleship training, I had the privilege of serving in the women’s class. As a senior pastor, it is customary to serve the men’s group so serving the women was a bit of an exception.
One of my pleasures is to have an interest in new topics. Interest in new topics begins with encounter. New or unfamiliar encounters can help you to become interested in new topics.
Vocational ministry is a calling. It is not just another vocation. If you enter ministry for the wrong reasons, it is likely you will not do well. Indeed, it is likely you will not make it. Here are five of the most common failures.
The weather is very hot. But summer must be hot. We cannot resist the flow of nature. The most flexible life is to live according to the flow of nature.