Community Breeds Joy

“Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete” (2 John 12). Messages delivered through pen or text are no match for the joy-infusing power of the spoken word.…

The Heart of a Shepherd-Leader

Christian leaders know and invest their lives in those they lead. To a faithful Christian leader, those in their ministry do not exist for their benefit. The true shepherd so desires the vitality of those they lead that the impression they make on the shepherd’s hearts lasts long after the leadership relationship is completed. One…

Pastor, Challenge Your Men!

One of the church’s most important tasks is to raise men of courage who have the will and the internal strength to stand firm for the sake of the gospel. The church needs men who are not swayed by criticism, not pursuers of their own comfort, not afraid to say the hard thing when it…

Before You Speak, Remember These Things

Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him (Proverbs 29:20). Biblical wisdom says there should be thought that proceeds words. Anytime we speak into a situation, careful consideration of what is said will lead to fitting words that give grace and refreshment…

How Do I Know What God Wants Me to Choose?

Can you remember a time when you had to make a big decision, and you didn’t know for sure which was the right decision to make? How did you go about making that decision? What was your process? How can we know what decision is best and most honoring to God? While we cannot know…