A few years ago, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer…

#DropTheRazor #NoShaveNovember A few years ago, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer, and the prognosis wasn’t pretty. But by God’s grace after a difficult battle, I’ve been cancer-free for almost four years. Once again, I am participating in @noshave November. It reminds me to pray for those dealing with cancer; to prioritize my health; to talk about the need … Read More

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Happy Birthday John Wesley – Fav Quotes

Happy Birthday John Wesley

Today is John Wesley’s 320th birthday* so in honor of Mr. Wesley, here are a few of my favorite quotes “Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry.” – John Wesley (1703-1791) The celebration continues with more quotes coming later today. *The Wesley household calendar in 1703 when John arrived in the world would have shown … Read More

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Shout Old Satan’s Kingdom Down

This day my soul has caught on fire, Hallelujah! I feel that heaven is coming nigher, O glory Hallelujah! Shout, shout, we’re gaining ground, Hallelujah!e We’ll shout old Satan’s kingdom down, Hallelujah! When Christians pray, the Devil runs, Hallelujah! And leaves the field to Zion’s sons, O glory Hallelujah!   *Camp meeting songbook (1807): Shout Old Satan’s Kingdom Down

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Proven marketing methods to reach more people for Christ (79% OFF – TODAY ONLY)

You didn’t go to seminary to learn about marketing. You may have even heard “marketing” treated like a dirty word. But the fact is — marketing and ministry DO go together — and it’s an essential part of fulfilling your mission. If you believe in the power of evangelism — then you believe in the power of effective marketing! So if you … Read More

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10 Ways to Reach People in Your Church Lobby

Today’s guest post comes to us from Dave Milam for LifeWay.com. You’ve only got about 10 minutes. According to Greg Atkinson, founder of the First Impressions Conference, guests who visit your church decide if they’ll return in the first 10 minutes of their visit. For this reason, the lobby may be the most critical environment in your building for reaching … Read More

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Calvin on Joy and Suffering

“You must to submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.” – John Calvin, Leading Figure of the Swiss Reformation

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Calvin on the Relationship Between the Holy Spirit and Scripture

“The Spirit, promised to us, has not the task of inventing new and unheard-of revelations, or of forging a new kind of doctrine, to lead us away from the received doctrine of the gospel, but of sealing our minds with that very doctrine which is commended by the gospel.” – John Calvin, Leading Figure of the Swiss Reformation

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Happy 4th of July!

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy 4th of July! I’m getting to celebrate the 4th today with my family. Anyone have a good recipe for grilled ribs and apple pie? I am truly grateful to be a small part of your ministry and look forward to serving you for many years in … Read More

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Spurgeon Defines Happiness

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Haddon Spurgeon,  influential 19th Century Pastor and author, known as the “Prince of Preachers”

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