How to Cope With Conflict

by Pastor Jared In this world, conflict happens. Jesus put it this way: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). What’s the best way to respond, then, from a biblical perspective? […]

Pulse Check: December 5, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Tweetable Truth Wisdom from the Ages Sermon Nuggets  Tweetable Truth The Best Birthday Gift for Jesus The most important birthday celebration in the history of the world is coming soon. Giving your life to Him is the best gift   Back to top  Wisdom from the Ages God Took on […]

The “Good News” About Conflict

by Pastor Jared If a couple or family says they have never experienced interpersonal conflict, they probably lie about other things, too. Either that or they have such a superficial relationship that they never get close enough to experience friction! When people get together, conflict is simply inevitable. No two of us will ever see […]

Pulse Check: November 28, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Tweetable Truth Sermon Nuggets Staff Meeting  Tweetable Truth “God travels wonderful ways with human beings, but he does not comply with the views and opinions of people.” – D. Bonhoeffer   Back to top Sermon Nuggets Entering Advent with the Wisdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer The great Bonhoeffer was a very […]

It Is Not Well With My Soul

by Lance Witt “What’s missing in the church today?” That question was posed to a well-known megachurch pastor. His one-word answer was “vision.” I couldn’t disagree more! We are intoxicated with vision and obsessed with leadership. There’s more big talk, more big ideas, more big dreams than ever before. “Bigger and more” has been the […]

Pulse Check: November 21, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Question for Thought Staff Meeting Wisdom from the Ages  Question for Thought We All Need Healing Ask your congregation to think of the things they and their families need healing from. What do they need in order to really be set free from bondage? Then ask them to write down […]

Pulse Check: November 14, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Tweetable Truth Research Notes Sermon Nuggets  Tweetable Truth The family is the factory of a humane humanity. No other institution can accomplish this.   Back to top Research Notes Teens, Sex and Unhealthy Behavior The Centers for Disease Control just released a major report examining teen health behaviors by sexual […]

Stop the Rumor Mill From Grinding Your Family

by Jim L. Wilson They said Jesus was a drunk, Paul was not really an apostle, and that anyone could do Moses’ job. So you are in good company if people are circulating false rumors about you. Rumors in the church may be inevitable, but damage to your family is not. Although I cannot stop […]

When Ministry Leaders Become Weary

by Pastor Jared We know what the Scripture says: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9). We know this in our heads; if only it would sink into our hearts. To this point, another verse comes […]

Pulse Check: November 7, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Tweetable Truth Cultural Analysis Sermon Nuggets  Tweetable Truth God Reigns We may be surprised by our nation’s election. God is never surprised. Rest in the truth that His Lordship is never threatened.   Back to top  Cultural Analysis A Christian View of Our Election and Future Even though this election […]