Consider it Pure Joy When Everything is Going Wrong

Consider it Pure Joy When Everything is Going Wrong

Not once in my life have I ever felt happy about suffering. I’ve never walked through a trial, a moment of temptation, or a season of testing with a big smile on my face yelling, “This is awesome!!” But when I am thinking biblically about my life, I can count hard...
4 Attitudes You Can Choose Today

4 Attitudes You Can Choose Today

Sometimes God takes me back to kindergarten, spiritually speaking. I spend time reading theological treatises, but I sometimes forget the most basic and simple of truths. Here’s one of those basic truths I sometimes struggle with: We choose our attitudes. We...
Give, Because God Can Totally Take Care of You

Give, Because God Can Totally Take Care of You

One of the biggest roadblocks to experiencing God’s blessings in our lives is our lack of generosity, which is so often the fruit of our fear. We’re afraid of letting go of what we have and trusting that God will supernaturally provide something we...
What to Do When Legalists Hold Back the Mission

What to Do When Legalists Hold Back the Mission

Every great movement of God invites a challenge from sinful people. I wrote about this recently in a post entitled How to Stop a Church from Growing, and Pastor Titus S. Olorunnisola, who is planting Bethel Gospel Centre near Melbourne, Australia, asked the magic...
How to Stop a Church from Growing

How to Stop a Church from Growing

Have you ever read Acts 15? It’s right between Acts 14 and Acts 16! Many people find themselves skipping the chapter, or at best, lazily dozing their way through it to get to the excitement of chapter 16 where Paul received his great “Macedonian...
How to Bring Joy to Your City

How to Bring Joy to Your City

I love that part of the story of the early church in which God allows persecution to scatter the Christians from Jerusalem like ants. The Bible says that everywhere they went, they preached the gospel (see Acts chapter 8). Phillip, in particular, headed to a city in...

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