The teaching moment of the word “compassion” is that it is never used apart from some action! Jesus had compassion and fed them. Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. Jesus had compassion on the crowd and healed their sick. Jesus had compassion on her and touched the coffin. Even in the parable about the …
Since we live in a fallen world in which so many are set against God and the gospel of Christ, we will face discouragement and even demonic opposition in ministry, especially when we are about to embark on an important work. But that is no reason to fear Satan or to flag in our zeal …
If we move before we receive direction from God, we move without His presence. We must wait, knowing that God’s thoughts and plans are different than ours.
In this time of isolation, it is comforting to know that the Spirit of God is not limited. We are free to participate in the work of the body from our own living rooms or food pantries.
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.
There is nothing that compares to the soul that has grown healthy and strong through walking in the truth and power of God’s Word and the Spirit through confession.
When we listen, we desire to hear the other person’s opinion, to sense the person’s heart, and to understand him or her. God listens to us, and we can develop our ability to hear those around us.
Pastors and church leaders of smaller churches may often find it difficult to set healthy boundaries, both with themselves and with the members of their church. Pastor Kevin Conklin shows us what setting boundaries looks like in the practical, every day life of a busy pastor, husband and father.
Many find it hard to balance life and ministry. There are steps you can take, both in your family and in your church, which can help you find the balance in the midst of the chaos that is life.
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.