We’ve all seen it. Pastors and ministry leaders who have led hundreds and thousands of people to follow Jesus. They’re gifted teachers and leaders who have built successful ministries and churches, only to throw it all away because they let their guard down for one moment. Then one became two and two became three and three became a harmful habit. They have ended up like Moses, disqualified from leadership because of their indiscretion.
What if you could have that same conference experience you love without the conference expense you hate? What if you could have those same valuable conversations with like-minded leaders throughout the course of an entire year for a fraction of the cost of one conference?
Things have to get better in 2021. Right? But, what if they don’t? What if it’s just more of the same? Or, even worse? Or, what if, perhaps most-tragically, things get better, but you don’t?
I am seriously concerned for the emotional state of our churches pastors. It is not an exaggeration to say that I don’t know of a single pastor who has not considered quitting over the past 6 months. Ministry can be extremely rewarding. But it is also incredibly draining and painful, at times.
There are two profound implications of our unity in Christ: 1) We are all citizens in the same kingdom and 2) We are all members of the same family.
our reasons for seeking racial reconciliation go even deeper than Christ’s command to love people and the truth that all people are created in the image of God. It is at the heart of everything Christ said and did. Racial reconciliation isn’t just ancillary to the Gospel; it IS the Gospel.
Worry can hang like a dense fog in our lives, weighing us down and keeping us from seeing what’s really there. When we look at our problems, all we see is this huge, dense fog covering everything, clouding our view.
Here are two practical ways to dissipate the fog of worry.
The decision to wholeheartedly seek God’s will and obey is the best decision we can ever make.
Here are four practical things to do when you can’t decide.
We don’t really want to know God’s will in all we do. We want to know God’s will for our lives. It’s a subtle difference between discerning God’s will in every situation and trying to discern God’s will for me in every situation, but the resulting consequences are monumental.