One of the first things I learned as a pastor is that if a church is going to impact its community, the church leadership needs to understand the SHAPE of its people so ministry can be gift-based and passion-driven.
Q & A
As a Bible-teaching ministry, we receive many questions by phone, email, and letter. This series is an attempt to answer some of the most common questions we receive.
We can practice fellowship by seeing and getting in touch with the big picture and goal of showing God’s glory to the world. We do this in all the many ways He has instructed us in the Bible.
Finding a church home, like finding a house to live in, is one of the most important decisions you will make as a believer. It is worth putting time and effort into it.
Christmas is a very stressful time. All the things we do leading up to, during, and following Christmas stress us. And as with most times of high stress there follows a time of backlash we refer to as the blues.
When we feel fear we tend to look inward. But a self-centred focus can keep us from experiencing the peace God’s presence brings.
Reading the Bible is unlike anything else because it is a book unlike anything else. Here are five ways to get the most out of your Bible reading and five tips for learning to observe Scripture.
Contentment comes through choices we make. The Apostle Paul said he had learned how to be content (Philippians 4:11–13). Following Paul’s teaching and example can help us learn how to be content.
We tend to focus on the negatives of growing older. Our youth-obsessed society often ignores the benefits and blessings of growing older and instead focuses on the physical challenges. The Bible presents aging as a normal, natural part of life in this world. In fact, growing old is a blessing of God and the elderly are to be honoured (Deuteronomy 5:33; Leviticus 19:32).
We are exhorted to practice persistent repetition of our requests, not a formulaic repetition of words, which Jesus condemned (Matthew 6:7–8).