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CREATING A COMFORTABLE GUEST EXPERIENCE THIS SUNDAY

Preach God’s Word with passion this coming weekend. May the repentance of sin and placing faith in Jesus get our utmost attention. Let’s remove every unnecessary, uncomfortable distraction from the proclamation of Gospel.

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Preaching on Spiritual Warfare

Pastors are shepherds who need to teach their flocks how to protect themselves against wolves, both human and demonic.

Doubt/Struggles with Faith

Speaking Wisely About Doubt In The Church

Doubt is best worked through individually with trusted friends. If leaders confess doubts on major Christian doctrines, their congregations may lose confidence in their leadership, equate doubt with unbelief, or be thrown into an unnecessary crisis of faith themselves.

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Pursuing the Arts in the Local Church

Christian leaders should encourage artists in their congregations to use their God-given talents to the uttermost, either as a full-time vocation or otherwise. These artists should not be considered second-class citizens in the church simply because they are not pastors, chaplains, church staff workers, employees at parachurch ministries or missionaries.

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The Purpose, Ground, and Nature of Biblical Preaching

Preaching is both a necessity and a privilege. Godly preaching pleases God, is grounded in the cross of Christ, and is empowered by the Holy Spirit. No power on earth can stop that from God’s intended purposes.

Keeping Your Bible Study Full of Life

Maybe your heart is in a cold state and the Bible isn’t fresh to you. We can easily begin to see it as a Book to preach rather than one that feeds our soul.

Church

Celebrating Pastor Appreciation Month

Pastor Appreciation Month is a special time that congregations set aside each year to honor their pastoral families for their sacrificial dedication.

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Church

Pastors as Guardians of Sound Doctrine

Pastors must be theologians and apologists in this world awash in false doctrine, theological confusion, and spiritual deception. As shepherds of the church, they must guard the flock. They must shoulder the duty and take up the privilege of being truth-tellers about what matters most.

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Strengthening your Marriage

How Pastors Can Help Married Couples Stay Married

As a Christian in the family of God, a pastor can model an honest and healthy marriage before the congregation. As a preacher in the pulpit, a pastor can bring the congregation living truths about the realities of marriage straight from Holy Scripture and in the power of the Holy Spirit, come what may.

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