Every pastor needs safe people in his congregation to listen, love and support him. Ralph Tacker, father-in-law of Roger Barrier, chats about the pastors he has loved and the ways laymen can encourage their leaders.
Topic: Pastoral Ministry
The Apostle Paul faced his approaching death with confidence in God, but also with real vulnerability. In this message from the concluding verses of 2 Timothy, Alistair Begg directs our attention to the important roles that Luke, Mark, and Tychicus played in the life and ministry of Paul. By their loyalty and usefulness, these men illustrate the practical value of faithful...
Speaker: Alistair Begg
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:9-22, Colossians 4:14-14, 2 Timothy 4:9-18, Acts 15:36-38
Our children need to develop healthy, functional relationships by practicing self-awareness, self-management and social awareness. As Joseph’s story unfolds in the Old Testament, we see how these characteristics lead him to be wise and gracious.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Genesis 37
Paul poses four questions. If we are encouraged by Christ, can we give that same encouragement to others? If we are comforted by Him, can we comfort others? If we enjoy fellowship or tenderness from God, can we lovingly demonstrate compassion and unity? Of course!
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Philippians 2:1-2
Topic: Church Unity
Jesus constantly amazed people throughout His life. He amazed them by accepting them unconditionally. He amazed them by comforting them in their pain. He amazed them by supporting them in their struggles. Let Him amaze you when you encounter Him for yourself!
Scripture: John 10:9-10, John 4:7-39, John 11:32-36, Matthew 8:23-27
Topic: The Life of Christ
Here’s a brief summary to whet your appetite: 1. A Manly Pastor. Men don’t like macho or power-hungry pastors, but a pastor who projects a healthy masculinity will draw men. This is because men see their churches through their pastor. If a man respects his pastor, then he likes his church. If a man doesn’t respect his pastor, he won’t like his church. Go ahead, ask a ...
Author: David Murrow
Troubles and problems come our way constantly. Can I pay my mortgage? Will my teenagers come out okay? Do I have enough money to make it to the end of the month? What will the doctor say? To rest in God is to do what is contrary to everything your earthly wisdom and logic is telling you and that is, “Be still, and know that I [am] God…” ”Be still”; not that you should...
Author: Brad Tuttle
Topic: Worship, Church and Culture, Family
Young pastors or seminarians often ask me for advice on what kind of early ministry experience to seek in order to best grow in skill and wisdom as a pastor. They often are surprised when I tell them to consider being a 'country parson' -- namely, the solo pastor of a small church, many or most of which are in non-urban settings. Let me quickly emphasize the word 'consider.'...
Author: Tim Keller
Insults are flying, stocks are falling, pasts are unearthed. Who did what to whom and why? Do we need big government? What about Medicare? Who will keep us safe from foreclosed mortgages, unemployment and terrorist threats? My answer is that we are posing the wrong question. There is no Messiah but One. If we expect relief and deliverance, we must look to Him. Time after...
Author: Julie Barrier
Topic: Church and Culture
Learn to make the hand-off. Try to do for the next generation of church leaders what the previous generation of church leaders has not done for you. We need to hand off the local church in better condition than it was handed to us. Jesus is the hope of the world and the local church is the vehicle of expressing that hope to the world. Every generation of the church has...
Author: Andy Stanley
Topic: Leadership Principles