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The Only Reason We Have Breath: A Biblical Response to Natural Disasters (Two-Minute Video)

The Only Reason We Have Breath: A Biblical Response to Natural Disasters (Two-Minute Video)

David Platt
Don't miss this. Please don't miss this, because it is so common for sinners like you and me, in the face of natural moral disasters, to start treating God like... Read More
Pastor, Donât Shy Away from the Hard-Hitting Texts

Pastor, Don’t Shy Away from the Hard-Hitting Texts

Paul Alexander
We pastors like it when our congregations love us. That’s not all bad. A healthy congregation should love and respects its pastors (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13;... Read More
With Grief and With Gratitude to God for Pastor Jonathan Bean

With Grief and With Gratitude to God for Pastor Jonathan Bean

The Radical Team
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for... Read More
Some Ways to Help the Hurting in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Some Ways to Help the Hurting in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Melissa Meredith
If you are like me, you have probably been swept away by the overwhelming images of Hurricane Harvey on social media and the news.  Images from reporters and... Read More
What Every Sending Church Needs to Know

What Every Sending Church Needs to Know

Kelley Housley
Last month, my husband and I watched through tear-clouded eyes as two of our U.S. church elders and one of their wives boarded the Air Niugini flight headed... Read More
What Should We Pray About When the Church Gathers?

What Should We Pray About When the Church Gathers?

Paul Alexander
For many Christians, corporate prayer is awkward. It was for me. My first corporate prayer meeting was as an undergrad at a campus gathering of about ten... Read More
Rooting Discipleship in the Grace of God

Rooting Discipleship in the Grace of God

Dylan Blaine
“Disciples who make disciples.” ... Read More
When We Question Our Decisions

When We Question Our Decisions

Grace Thornton
“If I just hadn’t . . . ” ... Read More
Should We Imitate the Early Church?

Should We Imitate the Early Church?

David Burnette
“I wish we could just get back to the early church.” ... Read More
Women Can Trust God's Design for the Church

Women Can Trust God's Design for the Church

Candi Finch
Have you noticed that Christianity sometimes gets a bad rap when it comes to women? The notion that God has a specific and distinct plan for womanhood has... Read More
Discipleship Doesnât End with Evangelism

Discipleship Doesn’t End with Evangelism

Dylan Blaine
I serve on the decision team at my church. On Sunday mornings, during the last song, I put on a lanyard and stand at the front of the sanctuary while the pastor... Read More
Definitively Denouncing White Supremacy (Two-Minute Video)

Definitively Denouncing White Supremacy (Two-Minute Video)

David Platt
I want to bring two texts to bear on our gathering today, in light of events down the street not too far from here in Charlottesville. As Genesis 1:27 makes... Read More
Focus on Christ (Short Video Excerpt)

Focus on Christ (Short Video Excerpt)

David Platt
As long as your faith is in your circumstances, or, for that matter, as long as your faith is focused on anyone or anything apart from Christ, then it won’t... Read More
Sexual Sin and Women's Discipleship

Sexual Sin and Women's Discipleship

Ashley Chesnut
To understand why God’s design for sex is good, we have to know what that design is. Unfortunately, there is a lack of sexual discipleship in many churches,... Read More
How to Spot a Deacon

How to Spot a Deacon

Aaron Menikoff
Every church needs deacons. Behind every body of elders are deacons “full of the Spirit and of wisdom” (Acts 6:4). These deacons faithfully meet the... Read More
The Necessary First Step in Making Disciples

The Necessary First Step in Making Disciples

Dylan Blaine
In college, three good friends of mine were Indian nationals. They lived together––a Hindu, a Sikh, and a Muslim. I would visit their home and we would eat... Read More
When Shepherding Means Sitting Still

When Shepherding Means Sitting Still

Scott James
When my church called me as an elder several years ago, I was humbled and excited. By God’s grace, our congregation was in a healthy place and I was called to... Read More
The Most Rewarding Part of Being a Pastor

The Most Rewarding Part of Being a Pastor

Ben Stubblefield
Let’s begin with a distinction and disclaimer. First, the distinction: by “most rewarding” I do not mean to describe something a pastor does that will... Read More
The Movements of the Peoples and the Sovereignty of God (Video)

The Movements of the Peoples and the Sovereignty of God (Video)

[Video with David Platt]
Here's a quick rundown of the video you're seeing from Fast Company: ... Read More
Why We Don't Commit to the Church

Why We Don't Commit to the Church

David Platt
I am increasingly convinced that the “me-centeredness” that is so prevalent in our church culture is in large part due to a deficient understanding of the... Read More
Why Our Church Said 'No' to Some Really Good Things

Why Our Church Said 'No' to Some Really Good Things

Paul Alexander
Everyone seems to think their own issue is perfect for the local church to support and advance. Unfortunately, that assumption assumes that the church’s... Read More
Enjoying God in Corporate Worship

Enjoying God in Corporate Worship

Daniel Renstrom
The first question-and-answer of the Westminster Shorter Catechism goes as follows: ... Read More
Can I View My Small Group as My Church?

Can I View My Small Group as My Church?

Sam Allbery
Many churches run some kind of small group ministry. Groups of varying size (typically ten or so believers) tend to be one of the best contexts for discussion... Read More

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