Article Library of Christian Thoughts · November 21, 2017
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I recently had lunch with a young pastor who has been leading a church plant for a couple years now. The church is doing well, but it has had its fair share of challenges as well. One thing he shared was how difficult it was to live up to the expectations of the congregation. Shortly thereafter...
Churches have often been portrayed as lighthouses, those places which guide people toward safety and away from the rocks. The analogy works because it makes sense to build a church where there is danger and need. However, the reality of what we do is quite different. We often build our “lighthouses” in...
A church member in Davao City, Philippines - 'CA' believes Davao City is the New Jerusalem now - see the exchange of e-mails.
Reaching the lost does not begin across the world or across one’s country. It begins in one’s own home and with that neighbor next door.
Our Father's House has had a strong emphasis for the last 20 years in the areas of Biblical counseling and personal prayer ministry.
As more and more people begin using conferencing as part of the standard way to conduct business---the question is poised, what are the do's and do not's of conducting a conference call? We seem to have business etiquette for introductions, making presentations---but for those who are venturing into webinars and demos via web conferencing---how can I ensure a professional call and experience? Like any meeting the key is to practice and prepare ahead of time. If you are using a new audio or web service for the first time-make sure to test out your dial-in number and passcode, check your equipment (speaker phone, handset or web cam) and of course make sure that you have all your documents or presentation materials ready (if you are conducting a demo or sharing). Find out more inside...
What are Divisions? Well, divisions are the main sections of a sermon that has an orderly structure. These sections can be stated during the delivery of the sermon, or they may not. However, it's important to know that a properly planned message will have very distinct sections, and each section helps provide clarity to the unity of the message. We will provide you with three major reasons why you should ensure that you utilize divisions properly when planning your sermons. Find out more inside...
Welcome to the month of May! A time when the weather is getting warmer, more people are coming out, and there are so many more things to do. At the same time, it is around this season when the minister’s calendar also begins to escalate and traveling becomes more of a part of the “work”. Therefore, in an effort to make sure that you’re ready to hit the road and arrive at your destination safely, here are a few short tips on two of the most popular modes of transportation taken from my book, “Hooper’s Evangelist & Minister’s Handbook”:Read more inside...
Rev Tina Baker is a mover and a shaker, utilizing different means of mass communication to bring healing to those who are hurting, and the message of the gospel to those who are hungry for truth. Confident, equipped and well-respected in her own right through Christ, God is using Rev. Baker to cause many to see that they must be loosed from the pains of their past to the life of liberty in Jesus Christ. Read more inside...
What are Divisions? Well, divisions are the main sections of a sermon that has an orderly structure. These sections can be stated during the delivery of the sermon, or they may not. However, it's important to know that a properly planned message will have very distinct sections, and each section helps provide clarity to the unity of the message. We will provide you with three major reasons why you should ensure that you utilize divisions properly when planning your sermons.
Have you ever dared to reach for the vision resulting from your personal hopes and dreams only to find that as you walk by faith an insurmountable mountain seems to stand right in your way? While doing all that you know to do, have you encountered some dark moments, days or seasons that just didn’t seem to be fair? Well, you are not alone. While doing great exploits for the Kingdom of God, undoubtedly we all will endure some difficult and challenging situations in our lives. However, some feats are necessary in order for us to overcome as triumphant vessels of God’s grace. Read more inside...
Speaking of dreams, I know that one of the things you are looking forward to this year is the Lord expanding your territory in ministry. And if so, that means traveling. With that in mind, let me share something with you to help prepare you with that area and make your life easier as well. Twenty years prior, as an itinerant evangelist, I literally lived out of a suitcase, traveling and doing ministry at least 42 weekends out of the year. It was rewarding and exciting, but in all honesty, the constant hustle and bustle made my life pretty hectic. So to help keep things in order, the Lord led me to create a Minister’s Travel Checklist...Find out what's on the list inside...
If all of God's preachers are declaring His truth without fear, favor or fanaticism why is there so much compromise among the believers. Somehow, some preachers and teachers have shifted from representing and obeying God to representing and protecting themselves. How can we intently preach about Jonah but omit the Jonah likeness that draws us away from our mission? How can we wag a finger at David and his fall in sexual sin, yet we provide platforms and places for our carnal nature to prevail and we speak not a mumbling word? Find out the answers inside...
New Hope World Outreach announces the launching of a new young adult small group ministry. The target for the ministry is young adults 18 to 29 who have a desire to have direction in their lives in order to achieve success.
Often times when ministers are asked to speak at churches, they are also asked to forward their biography. This piece of information is a brief synopsis about the minister and is basically used to introduce him or her to the inviting church. Because of its importance, it is without question, that every minister should have one, and it should be readily prepared when called upon to solicit it. To make sure that is the case, and that it is one of excellence, let us consider a few pointers: Read more inside...
One Web Site Visitor wished to find out whether Salvation had been given by God to man free? not from any performances of man? Which Denomination and which church should man choose?
I was instructed by the Holy Spirit today to quote the following verses of the Bible so that all the preachers of the Good News may share or refresh with His messages.
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but only one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. - 1 Corinthians 9:24 How well are you running your race of faith right now? Are you consistent, or are you on-again, off-again in the way you are pursuing God's plan for your life?
Reading this article could remind you of the passion we are called to have in order to be properly zealous for the Gospel of Christ! I hope you read it and catch fire...
Yes. God is watching us all the time. Not only how we look and what we are doing, in addition, He even reads what is in our mind!
According to II Corinthians 5:10, the judgement of the BELIEVER'S works will be questioned. Some people have a job, while others involve themselves in some type of a Ministry. What is the difference and which do you do? If you are doing it just because no one else will, its a job; if you are doing it to serve the lord, it is a Ministry...
A web site visitor wishes to know whether it is true that "Once Saved, Always Saved". The following exchanges in E-mails provide answers from the Words of God.
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