Sunday Scripture: The Call to Expand God’s Kingdom

“Then the LORD told Abram, ‘Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s house, and go to the land that I will show you. I will cause you to become the father of a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and I will make you a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you … Read More

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Sunday Scripture: Appointed by God

“And he ordered us to preach everywhere and to testify that Jesus is the one appointed by God to be the judge of all—the living and the dead. He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name.” – Acts 10:42-43 (NLT)

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Wesley: Portrait of a Devoted Christian

“I want the whole Christ for my Savior, the whole Bible for my book, the whole Church for my fellowship and the whole world for my mission field.” – John Wesley, 18th century Anglican evangelist and joint founder of Methodism

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7 Words That Can Change Your Life

Today’s guest post comes to us from Alvin Reid, professor of evangelism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Pastor to Young Professionals at Richland Creek Community Church. Okay, the title is a bit overly dramatic. The one who can really change your life is Jesus, from the inside out, from now to eternity, by his power and not yours. Dallas … Read More

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Who Will Be the Voice for Our Time?

Today’s guest post comes to us from Micahel Catt, Pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA.  God has always used a voice to call His people back. Whether a godly king, a prophet, a preacher, or a missionary, He has historically raised up a singular voice that has resounded across the landscape of the land, calling people to repentance, … Read More

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95% of Pastors are Untrained

Did you know that only 5% of all pastoral leaders presently in ministry have received training? This means that as many as 2 million pastors around the world are ministering without the training, skills, and relationships necessary to flourish in sustained ministry. Ramesh Richard emphasizes the pressing need for ‘building a global pipeline’ to care for pastors–for ultimately, pastoral health … Read More

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Donald McGavran on Church Growth

“Church growth follows where Christians show faithfulness in finding the lost. The purpose is not to search, but to find…Church growth follows where the lost are not merely found but restored to normal life within the fold…When existing Christians, marching obediently under the Lord’s command and filled with his compassion, fold in the wanderers and feed the flock, then churches … Read More

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Happy Birthday, Billy Graham!

Today we are celebrating the birthday of Billy Graham who turns 99. Happy Birthday, Billy! He has been an inspiring example to evangelists worldwide. For his books, visit Ruth’s Attic at the Billy Graham Bookstore. He’s the author of over 60 books, so let me suggest you start with: Just As I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham Peace with God (this is the book … Read More

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A. W. Tozer on the Folly of Complacency

“The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire. Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people.” – A. W. Tozer, American pastor and author

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