Four Questions for Evaluating Kingdom Partnerships

Because the Great Commission is the responsibility of the local church, and because God expects each Christian to leverage his or her resources most effectively toward its fulfillment, churches must constantly evaluate kingdom partnerships. Whether this partnership is with a local Baptist association, a state convention, a national agency, an individual missionary, community benevolence programs, or any number of other…

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Suffering: Where Knowledge Grows into Obedience

“You are good, and you do what is good; teach me your statutes. The arrogant have smeared me with lies, but I obey your precepts with all my heart. Their hearts are hard and insensitive, but I delight in your instruction. It was good for me to be afflicted so that I could learn your statutes. Instruction from your lips…

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Seven Thoughts On Corporate Worship (Singing)

Having served as both a Worship Leader and a Pastor for many years, here are seven simple thoughts this morning, on corporate worship through song… Corporate worship should be born from the overflow of an obedient lifestyle.“A good person produces good out of the good stored up in his heart. An evil person produces evil out of the evil stored…

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Building (or Rebuilding) TRUST

In one season or another, every one of us has needed to either build or rebuild trust: the new pastor coming into the church; the husband or wife whose marriage is enduring the heartbreak of hurtful decisions; the political leader balancing what is just with what is popular; the parent speaking timely wisdom to his or her teenager; the friend…

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Healing for a Sorrowful Soul

“My life is down in the dust; give me life through your word. I told you about my life, and you answered me; teach me your statutes. Help me understand the meaning of your precepts so that I can meditate on your wonders. I am weary from grief; strengthen me through your word.” (Psalm 119:25-28) Sorrow of the soul is…

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