Lessons in Prayer: How Daily Prayers Can Change Your Life

Someone once said that there are at least two ways to make a group of Christians feel guilty. Talk about witnessing or talk about prayer. Say hello to the guilt trip. Christians often feel as if they aren’t doing enough of either, if they’re even doing them at all. This article is not intended as a guilt trip. However, since the Bible talks about prayer (a lot), there are a few things that should be said about it — things that most of the prayer books, pastors, and conference speakers don’t talk about.

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Leadership Lessons to Live By: The Power of Reflection

The stereotypical leader is not reflective. He or she is a type-A, action-oriented, goal-driven, energetic extrovert. Self-reflection is for the birds. Pondering life is a waste of time. Journaling is an exercise in futility. In reality, moments of reflection are moments to stop and think — to recharge and gain power.

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Make Your Mission Even Bigger – Great Commission Living


What’s your life mission? Do you have one? Is there any idea or plan in your mind of what you would like to accomplish in life? There probably is, even if its a wispy wish or some vague dream. We all have goals, aspirations, and desires. We all have a mission of some sort. Your mission is what defines the pursuit and direction of your life. If your life mission is that important, it’s worth giving some time to think about it.

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The Greatest Event In History – Your Church Easter Celebration

What goes into a typical Easter celebration? Easter cards. Candy. Easter bunnies. More candy. Egg hunts. Chocolate. More chocolate. When your church celebrates Easter, is the whole reason behind Easter obvious? Is there something substantial that people see behind the fantasy of Easter bunnies and chocolate overdose? Is there a reality that changes lives?

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Ten Ways to Get Ready for Resurrection Sunday

Easter is quickly approaching. Are you ready? I don’t simply mean “ready” in the sense that you’ve planned your service and rehearsed for the cantata. I mean “ready” in the sense that your heart is prepared to celebrate the greatest event in all of history—the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Here are ten ways that you can prepare your heart this for Resurrection Sunday.

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How to Prepare Your Heart for Worship on Sunday

Sunday is coming. Just like it always does. Every seven days. Right after Saturday. Right before Monday. 52 times every year. Sunday. Is Sunday routine to you? Do you dread its recurrence ever week? Here are eight reasons to look forward to Sunday, and how to make your Sunday an enjoyable experience.

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Using Your Mind for God’s Glory

Albert Einstein said, “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” Coming from a guy who was 95 times smarter than any of us, that sounds like a pretty arrogant thing to say. R. C. Sproul put it another way, “We live in what may be the most anti-intellectual period in the history of Western civilization.” Whether stupid or just anti-intellectual, one thing is true:  thinking is really, really important. This is a plea for Christians to think more, to think better, or maybe just to think.

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Thirty-three Reasons Why People Stopped Coming to Your Church


Why in the world do people stop coming to your church? Seriously, with all the work, and time, and effort that you put into the ministry, why would somebody up and leave? Here are twenty-five common reasons why people might stop coming to your church.

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Ten Dangers Facing Christianity

The church is at war. Even though we aren’t digging bomb shelters, rationing supplies, or stocking ammunition, the war is raging. Whether we’re aware of it or not, we are part of this battle. It is a spiritual battle, and far more serious than any kind of nuclear combat or world war. There are ten major fronts to this battle, and we must be aware of these dangers so we can better participate in the battle and the advance of Christianity.
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