Lesson for Spiritual Leaders: Be Ensamples to the Flock

  1 Peter 1:3 “Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.” Peter is exhorting the elders/pastors in the church.  He challenges them to do several things: Feed the flock of God with God’s Word. Take the oversight of the flock not by constraint (force) but willingly, not for filthy […]

The Teacher’s Toughest Pupil

Romans 2:21 “Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? Thou that makest thy boast of the la, through breaking the law […]

The Fickle Crowd vs The Faithful Church

Acts 14:18-23 “And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them. And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead. Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about […]

Don’t Be a Lazy Pastor or Missionary

One of the most common statements and disgraceful commentaries of those who work in the ministry is that they are lazy.  So many people think that being a pastor, missionary, or full-time Christian worker is an easy, cushy job because you don’t have to work hard, you don’t have to work long hours, and you […]

Coming Around by T. J. Carlise

And Jonaah stalked to his shaded seat and waited for God to come around to his way of thinking. And God is still waiting for a host of Jonah’s to come around to His way of loving. Read more at bcwe.org.

Mentoring Is Not An Option

Below is a great article by my pastor Austin Gardner, who is a tremendous mentor to myself and many others who are serving around the world.  I really want to encourage you to read this article and consider what you could do to mentor someone else. Mentoring is not optional, but required if you plan […]

It Is Not the Critic Who Counts

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs […]

The Difference Prayer and God’s Word Makes

I read this in E. M. Bounds book on The Necessity of Prayer: “Some years ago a man was travelling in the wilds of Kentucky. He had with him a large sum of money and was well armed. He put up at a log-house one night, butwas much concerned with the rough appearance of the […]

How to Deal with Difficult People

Dave Earley gives 8 things that help us to deal with difficult people: Recognize the “difficult” people in your life or when you are becoming a “difficult” person. Realize that they wont change just because you want them to. Remember that hurt people, hurt people. Refuse to allow difficult people to rule your life. Resist […]

The Missionary and the Mentor

I just read a great post called The Missionary and the Mentor from the Gospel in China blog.  Here is the article below.  Let me know what you think. ‘Who is your mentor?’ This is the question that I would ask every young man in the Gospel ministry if I could. Please don’t think I would […]