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2020 was difficult year, and unfortunately, there is nothing magical about 2021 – people are still hurting, looking for hope, and seeking for hope in empty places. Now is the time to lead them to the hope that springs eternal.
Pastor – your congregation wants to be more involved. But they’re not sure where to start. How can you help you congregation be more active in ministry? Pastor Armando Zuniga shares three questions every pastor should be asking.
What does it mean to be a fan of Jesus vs a follower? EvanTell President David Souther highlights three ways followers differentiate themselves from fans to help us determine where we may be fans, followers, or somewhere in between in different areas of our lives.
2021 presents a unique opportunity for Christ followers to be defined by expressions of selflessness. Here are three things a watching world should see from Christians this year.
I love manger scenes. I am pretty sure that stems from having 3 daughters who were fascinated by them from the time they were toddlers....
Thanksgiving will look a little different for many this year. However you gather, it is a blessing to be with loved ones. But a question we often overlook is, “How does God want to use me this Thanksgiving to reach others for Him?” Here are some great reasons to ask that questions this year.
The yearend holidays are right around the corner. For many of us that means reconnecting with family members, including those with whom we...
Election season is upon us, and with it comes one of the few times when people are open to talk two socially taboo subjects – politics and religion. But there are some pitfalls to watch for – we cover the dos and don’ts here.
What a comfort to know that the God who is in control, who knows the beginning from the end, is Commander in Chief. He is not on the throne of the United States, but on the throne of the universe – and He will be during the U.S. elections and long after the last election in history takes place. However, we have a role to play – see five things we must consider during and after the U.S. elections.
What does it take to have bold faith in our broken world? The Bible gives us a clear blueprint in Hebrews 11. Here’s how to follow it to embolden your faith.
God has designed His church to grow through the proclamation and sharing of the gospel. But what does it cost to make the gospel a priority in our churches today – and more importantly, how do we make it happen?
Does the value of our time and activities outweigh the value of living out the gospel among the people and neighbors in our lives? Here’s how we can make the gospel more of a priority in our sphere of influence.
Emily Foreman faced incredible loss for the sake of the gospel on the mission field. But it’s what was gained that makes her story so memorable. Here, she shares her story in addition to her thoughts on what it looks like to live out “the gospel at all costs.” Read our full interview with her.
We live in an anxiety-driven world. While we often crave calm in the midst of this chaos, we also often forget that the only lasting source of calm is found in the promises of the gospel.
When the Bible speaks of believers and the subject of death makes the point that when a believer dies, we do not sorrow “as others who have no hope.” (I Thessalonians 4:13) What does that mean, what about the death of an unbeliever, and why is the gospel such a comfort in the midst of mourning? Read the full blog to learn the answers.
Whatever we go through in life, God does not practice social distancing. He is right there with us, arms around us. We are snuggled in His care. Here are several ways we can find comfort in the gospel in the midst of affliction.
How do we find comfort in times of chaos? While we may find temporary comfort in the things of this world, only the gospel can provide ultimate and lasting comfort in times of distress. Here a few points to help you keep yourself gospel-focused in these trying times.
Some ask if God could have provided another way – but when we look at Scripture, it becomes clear that substitution is the only way – and Christ is the only possible deliverer. Here’s how to explain it to others.
We need substitution. But not just any substitution will do. Physical substitution is not enough; Spiritual substitution satisfies our debt – but Jesus goes above and beyond in the kind of substitution He provides.
We need to talk about race in outreach and evangelism. Too often, we have limited outreach to those who look like us. Here are some ideas for how to move forward.
How do we explain something like Covid-19 and its re-emergence from a Christian worldview. Read our latest blog to see how we, as believers, should view Covid-19, and how it should impact our actions as we seek to represent Christ.
Only in the gospel do we fully understand how God views the lives He has created. Their value, their importance, and their equality as creations intimately loved by their Creator.
How can we be more others-focused as churches reopen and we return to worship? President David Souther shares several things to think about as we return to church with a mission to be a blessing to the body of Christ.
As the quarantine comes to end for many of us and we return to work – we must return with a gospel-centered mindset. Here’s how that can look.
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