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HOW TO DEAL WITH A JOY THIEF

Joyless people are miserable people. They haven’t tasted and seen that the Lord is good. They haven’t yet learned that it’s through our times of suffering that the Lord often does his best work. I have been in a joyless place, and chances are you have, too.

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Why Communion Matters

How can we let ourselves forget or neglect or even trivialize this sacrifice? For all our grand plans for church renewal, for contemporary worship, for being missional, for connecting with the millennials, for connecting with the “nones” and now for connecting with Generation Z, we should never downplay that sacred institution given by our sacrificial Christ for His church. Communion matters—more than we may think.

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Self-Care for the Weary Pastor

If you want to care for others effectively without losing your mind, decide right now that your own times of Sabbath rest are going to be inviolable.

Daily Habits that Cultivate a Love for the Word

A pastors calendar is always full. How can this leader find time with his leadership for things like prayer, study, and confession? More importantly, how can he or she find time to do this in their own lives?

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Hope for a Racially Divided Nation

The Third Option sets the stage as Pastor Miles takes you through three transformational sections of his book: Me, You, and We. Throughout the book, Pastor Miles shows how the third option, God’s way, will lead this broken country toward racial unity

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An Anchor for the Soul in Seasons of Grief

Even after hours of training, grief can be a difficult situation to approach. Whether it’s grief on a national level or something a little closer to home, your congregation is looking to you for hope in the midst of their grieving.

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Witness the Coronation of a King

Join renowned teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan as he guides you through the ancient city of Rome. Follow the rabbi through the ruins, as the crucifixion of Jesus is unpacked through the eyes of a first century Roman audience.

Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God

God gets glory from his creatures in worship by our knowing him truly, and by our enjoying him duly. Where knowledge of God is defective, his glory will be diminished in our defective knowing. Where delight in God is restrained or hindered or discouraged, his glory will be diminished in our diminished enjoyment.

Aim to be Faithful, Not Famous

Pastoral ministry comes with some pitfalls we may not always be aware of. What happens when we’re thrust onto a platform we’re not ready to take on? Pastor Jamaal Williams teaches us to make our whole life about making Christ famous, not ourselves.

Dating Later in Life

The Call of the City in the Heart of a Pastor

Urban ministers face a complex array of issues when doing outreach in the city. What do families in these contexts need and how can the minister bring the gospel to bear on the communities built in these urban areas?

At Advent, We Hope

Advent is a time of hope. It is during this season pastors and church leaders can have a profound effect on those who have little or no hope. When we show them the profound truths which the incarnation brings, it gives them a higher hope than anything this world can offer.

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