The start of a new year invites us to stop and reflect, doesn’t it? We think about the healthy habits we need more of . . . and the unhealthy ones we need less of. About balance and healthy rhythms. (more…)
By Kay Arthur
Before I share with you how I study God’s word using the inductive Bible study method, I want to share with you why I study it this way.
As Moses said in Deuteronomy 32:47, it is my life! Jesus, quoting from Deuteronomy 8:3, said we are to live on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Like manna, it is our daily sustenance. There are 66 books in the Bible, and I believe God wants us to know all 66. In Peter’s final letter, he told us it is everything we need for life and godliness (2 Pet 1:3). The word of God is my plumb line by which I measure everything I hear and read. His word is truth! [Read more…]
As a pastor, it’s easy to feel like you carry the entire burden of ministry on your own. You want to lead people into a deeper faith, but there aren’t enough hours in the day for you to disciple everyone.
By Matthew Elliot
“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” (Matt 22:36)
An “expert in religious law,” backed up by the Pharisees, poses this seemingly innocent question to Jesus in an attempt to trap him. Will he agree that some laws are greater than others? Jesus’ answer thwarts their expectations and overturns their religiosity: [Read more…]
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Vince Miller has dedicated his life to men’s ministry. His organization, Resolute, focuses on providing men with tools for mentorship and discipleship.
Vince has written 13 books and dedicated over 20 years of ministry to helping men “get off the bench and into the game.” [Read more…]
By Jess Holland and Matthew Boffey
On Saturday, they rested. But early Sunday morning, the women leaped into action. Motivated by love, they gathered spices and perfumes to honor the body of Jesus. Little did they know that Sunday morning marked a new day in human history.
God chose a small group of women to share the greatest news of all time. Why? [Read more…]
In preparation for this blog post, I asked my 13-year-old nephew what he valued most in a small group leader. He said, “I just want someone who really wants to know me and cares about my life.”
That takes the pressure off being a perfect leader, doesn’t it? Students have an uncanny ability to sense when someone’s being fake, but they will respond to authenticity all day. [Read more…]