The Christian must learn, in life and ministry, how to patiently respond to hurt and heartache.
Evangelism is another word for compassion. If we don’t love people, we won’t evangelize to save the lost and bring them into the church.
David Powlison is well-known for saying, “There are plenty of reasons to be afraid. But there is a better reason not to be.” That’s a good word for the church today. The Evangelical church is in a panic. From all angles, it feels as though Christianity is on the losing end of the culture wars. …
Pastors and other church leaders should engage the issue of mass shootings biblically, logically, and factually. Things have gotten too terrible for them to be silent or uninvolved.
Maybe people, and possibly even adoptive families themselves, might wonder if their efforts are a waste. We must make sure they know that Jesus, who cares for vulnerable children, sees what they are doing as admirable.
It is a calling to become an adoptive family. The church can be on the frontline as it supports each person to fulfill God’s calling.
Twin brothers David and Jason Benham share inspiring stories of how they’ve stood for Biblical values publicly as entrepreneurs. They offer advice to help Christians share their faith in everyday life with courage and compassion.
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Sign Up at TheFocusedPastor.org As a church leader, you pour everything into your ministry. Your time. Your energy. Your money. How can we help you in your busy ministry to families. As much as you give, you would like to do more, but everyone has their limits. Focus on the Family would like to walk …
October is a great opportunity for church members to honor and bless your pastor(s), but if your church calendar won’t cooperate – do it any time of the year like a key anniversary or birthday.