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How to Break the "Small Church" Barrier! Carey Nieuwhof

So many leaders face the conundrum of the chicken and the egg when it comes to church growth.  There’s an 85% chance you’re facing it right now because 85% of churches in North America have congregations of less than 200 attenders. Here’s the challenge: You think that if you had more people and ...more

Does God Keep Secrets from Us? Tom Terry

Here’s a baffling question for those who read the Bible. Why didn't God tell Jacob that his son, Joseph was still alive? Jacob languished for years in mourning for what he thought was a dead son. At any time during his faithful service to a God, God could have spoken to his servant, Jacob, and told ...more

Tamar's Rape and God's Restoration Beth Moore

We live in a stoic society. Often the expression of our emotions is suppressed because we do not know how to process them. When we “stuff” our feelings and fail to deal with them, they seem to explode when we least expect it. In the Old Testament, people knew how to grieve. The Hebrew husband was ...more

Questions for Sleepy and Nominal Christians Tim Keller

I recently gave a talk on revival, and I want to share some thoughts from it. It’s difficult to find the right word for what we mean when we talk about revival. “Renewal” is almost too soft a word, and “revival” has too many dated connotations nowadays. But the older definition of revival is ...more

Is Easter a Pagan Holiday? Eli Lyzorkin-Eyzenberg

There are a growing number of Christians that think that the “Easter” is rooted in pagan Babylonian tradition. One of the basic assumptions is that the name “Easter” is but a Christian remake of “Ishtar”, a Babylonian goddess. Even though the words sound similar, they probably have no etymological ...more

Easter: Is It Too Violent for Children? Russell Moore

Every year, around this time, parents and churches ponder how to communicate the Easter story to children, as something more than dyed eggs. The problem is, of course, that it’s impossible to talk about the resurrection of Jesus without talking about death. And, in the case of Jesus, it’s really ...more

Five Keys Millennials are Looking for in a Church Carey Nieuwhof

One of the questions almost every church leader I know is asking is “How do we reach Millennials?”—that demographic of young adults now in their mid-twenties to age 40. It’s a great question. They’re hardly kids anymore. They’re today’s adults. And many churches have missed them altogether. One ...more

Heaven's Perspective on the Cross John MacArthur

How a person views the life and death of Christ is not a question of subjective preference or perspective. The issues are objective and bear eternal consequences. And it is incumbent on believers—who have already experienced the life-transforming power of God’s truth—to proclaim it boldly and warn ...more

Can We Bind Satan? Tom Terry

Binding Satan Without A Rope Have you ever heard someone pray, “Satan, I bind you?” Or perhaps you may have uttered such a thing yourself? I’ve heard many people use phrases like this in their prayers, and while I don’t want to belittle a person’s heartfelt cry to God against evil, I can’t help but ...more

How to Make Your Husband Listen Kevin Leman

Here is a conversation between Dr. Kevin Leman and a frustrated wife. Does your husband fail to listen when you are hurting? These words may be for you! Laura’s Question: "The other day I was sharing with my husband about my day. It was a hard and long day. As I started to tear up, he launched into ...more