Fusion Fridays: Assimilation for Kingdom Impact

“As God brings first-time guests through our front doors, our prayerfully planned reciprocation can result in changed lives for the kingdom. God has set up the perfect win-win scenario. He is bringing us the new faces. Our responsibility is to show our gratitude and commitment by doing our part to turn those new faces into fully developing members.”     … Read More

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God’s Prescription for Health (Thursdays are for Health)

“God’s prescription for health is really pretty simple: Eat the foods he created in the closest possible form to their original creation. In other words, eat an apple, not an apple fritter. Eat a piece of wild salmon, not a microwavable fish stick.” – Nelson Searcy, Steve Reynolds & Jennifer Dykes Henson The above quote is from p. 84 of The Healthy … Read More

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Six Ways God Grows You (Part 1 of 4)

The call to ministry is the call to prepare — and preparation is an ongoing process. You will never learn all there is to be learned about any subject; you’ll never reach the pinnacle point in any area. Part of being an effective pastor and a more fulfilled person is deciding to be a lifelong learner. Personal growth always precedes … Read More

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Video: Effects of the Reformation on Evangelism and Missions

Today’s guest post comes to us from author and Ukranian missionary Caleb Suko for SukoFamily.org. For well over a generation in the US, evangelism and missions have found a very favorable place in Protestant Churches. Just do a search online and you’ll end up with dozens if not hundreds of ministries and programs to help your church share the gospel. … Read More

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Sunday Scripture: Love Your Wife

“In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat her with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. If you don’t treat her as you should, your prayers will not be heard.’” – 1 Peter 3:7 (NLT)

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Zwingli on Confession

“Consequently, confession to a priest or a neighbor is not for remission of sins but for counseling.” – Huldrych Zwingli, the father of the Swiss Reformation

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Happy Birthday, Martin Luther!

Today we are celebrating Martin Luther’s birthday who was born on this day in 1483. Happy Birthday, Martin! Luther forever changed Western civilization when he nailed his 95 Theses to the doors of Wittenburg Church in open dissent of Pope Leo X and the Catholic Church. His defiant act that day on October 31, 1517 marked the official start of the Protestant … Read More

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Just Released: Whisper by Mark Batterson

I’m excited to announce the release of Mark Batterson’s new book, Whisper. This New York Times Best-Selling author will also be joining me as a keynote speaker at our upcoming Renegade Pastors leadership conference in February 2018. Click here to learn more: www.RPConference.com The voice that spoke the cosmos into existence is the same voice that parted the Red sea, and … 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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Luther on the Marks of a Good Preacher

Today’s guest post comes to us from Carl Trueman for TheAquilaReport.com. While there has been an understandable reaction in parts of the Reformed world against the kind of radical downgrading of ordained ministry which has come to mark much of the evangelical world, this has itself created problems. Perhaps most obvious is the priestly culture it can generate, where the … Read More

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