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Priests & other church leaders

Being hurt by religion is sometimes the first step toward learning to listen to and follow the risen Jesus. It helps us look beyond religious leaders to Christ. The body of Christ should be an environment of radical humility, honesty, … Continue reading

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Dormant Christians don’t do much for God.

Pastor-dependency makes Christians drift into dormancy as they decide to “let the pastor do it.” It’s dangerous to delegate your spirituality to a pastor, because Jesus wants a direct relationship with you. Let Christ take the lead in your relationship with … Continue reading

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Pastor Challenge For 2015 (#1)

Pastor Challenge 2015 #1 (Please share this with your pastor and/or pastor friends.) —Every Week Let A Different Person Share A 5 to 10 Minute Salvation Testimony During Sunday Worship— * This is extremely powerful as ordinary people share from … Continue reading

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Your Church Has Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, & Teachers

Every church is full of gifts that God has given — apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers (see Eph. 4:11). There is not just one pastor in a church and none of the other gifts.  There are many of these … Continue reading

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“Senior Pastors” — Meet The Senior Pastor!

Pastors, “Senior Pastors,” and all Christians:  Jesus is your Senior Pastor! One of my favorite Bible titles for the living, resurrected Jesus Christ is “Chief Shepherd.”  (See 1 Peter 5:4)  Our English word “pastor” is a translation of the Greek word … Continue reading

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Passion For The Christ — Spiritual Fire & Desire

Human history is sprinkled with lights — men, women, and children whose hearts were ablaze with passion for the Christ. Many are called “saints” and are remembered in our day. Untold millions of others, however, were unheralded in their day … Continue reading

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What The Church Can Learn From The NFL

The NFL generates tremendous excitement and enthusiasm in America, while the church is mostly ignored.  The NFL fills stadiums, while a great many churches have almost empty buildings.  The NFL even gets people excited about their draft when they pick … Continue reading

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