Pulse Check: September 26, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Tweetable Truth Sermon Nuggets Wisdom from the Ages Tweetable Truth Sin and Life If sin did not bring death, Christ would not have had to give us His very life. Sin is real, but so is Jesus.   Back to top Sermon Nuggets The Value of the Fallen Person …[E]vangelicals […]

To the Pastor’s Kid: Behind the Mask (Part 1)

by Julianna Preble Fife Ever feel like you wear a mask to cover up who you are as a pastor’s kid? Do you feel like you have to hide the real you? Growing up in a minister’s home, I felt like I was always smiling through the pain or putting on a great “Christian” attitude […]

Your School, God’s Mission

by Daniel Darling, Pastor and VP of Communications, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (ERLC) School. Come August, it dominates life in our communities. Midway through your Sunday sermon, mothers are already mentally compiling a list of things they need to do to get ready for Monday morning. Lunches. Homework. Sports […]

Pulse Check: September 19, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Research Notes Staff Meeting Wisdom from the Ages Research Notes Are Married Men More Likely to Come to Your Church? Professor Brad Wilcox, a very good and long-time friend of ours here at Focus on the Family, has some important words to share from his considerable research on the importance […]

But the Grass Is So Green . . .

by Todd Gaddis The conversation jumped off to such a good start. “Pastor, I have some news. My granddaughter Candice got saved and baptized,” Lucille said. “I’m thrilled, and I know you must be,” I responded. “You should see the church they attend,” she added, armed with bulletin and newsletter. Creases formed across my brow […]

Pulse Check: September 12, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Tweetable Truth Research Notes Sermon Nuggets Tweetable Truth Light of the World vs. Prince of Darkness Jesus, the Light of the World, outshines by infinite measure each and every scheme of the Prince of Darkness.   Back to top Research Notes Truth on Gender Lies The noteworthy thought journal, The […]

Pulse Check: September 5, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Tweetable Truth Wisdom from the Ages Sermon Nuggets Tweetable Truth God’s Matchless Fatherhood God’s Fatherhood is not a role He plays. Fatherhood is His deepest and eternal nature. And He’s a GREAT Father. http://bit.ly/2bMbODw   Back to top Wisdom from the Ages The Church: Pro-Life from Earliest Days How cruel […]

It’s My Day Off

by Roger Skepple Early in my ministry, I learned the value of a two-letter word: no. My wife, Teresa, and I were expecting our first child nine months after we married. I had answered God’s call to ministry and was attending Dallas Theological Seminary at the time. By the time our son, Roger II, arrived, […]

Is It Well With Your Soul

by Chaplain George One of the many things I love about God is found in Psalm 23:3a, “He restores my soul.” In the Amplified Bible, it reads, “He refreshes and restores my life (myself).” Can you think of specific instances when your soul needed restoring—when you were discouraged or bowed down to the pressures and […]

Pulse Check: August 29, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Tweetable Truth Word of Encouragement Sermon Nuggets Tweetable Truth Which Spirit Influences Us? If there is a Holy Spirit in the world, there is a demonic spirit. If there is a demonic spirit, there is a Holy Spirit. Which guides you?   Back to top Pastoral Wisdom The Minister’s Work […]