Martin Luther on Hope

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther


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The Reformation’s Legacy of Personal Evangelism

Today’s guest post comes to us from Paige Patterson for 9Marks.org. Martin Luther’s transition from Augustinian monk to cogent Reformer began with a dark night of the soul. As this monk grappled with the question of how to be acceptable to God, Johann von Staupitz evidently had been the unintentional evangelist who told Luther to read the Bible. Luther was … Read More


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Coming to a City Near You: The New Assimilation Seminar – LIVE!

What would it look like if you were to DOUBLE the number of first-time guests who return to your church? The fact is that nothing impacts the growth of your church FASTER than Assimilation­ — the process of welcoming first-time guests, keeping them coming back and eventually moving them to membership. Using the tools in this LIVE Seminar, you can … Read More


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Martin Luther, Passionate Reformer

Today’s guest post comes to us from ChristianityToday.com in celebration of this month marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In the sixteenth century, the world was divided about Martin Luther. One Catholic thought Martin Luther was a “demon in the appearance of a man.” Another who first questioned Luther’s theology later declared, “He alone is right!” In our day, … Read More


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Sunday Scripture: Shepherd Your Flock

“And now beware! Be sure that you feed and shepherd God’s flock – his church, purchased with his blood – over whom the Holy Spirit has appointed you as elders.” – Acts 20:28 (NLT)


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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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Keys to Worship Planning: 4 Questions for Better Services

  “Here’s something that may surprise you: your service doesn’t end when your people are dismissed. The book isn’t closed on any Sunday service until you have debriefed it with  your team. There are four questions you should ask in your in your debriefing meeting each week. These questions – which will allow for open and honest feedback – will … Read More


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Bring a Summer Mission Team to NYC!

Nelson and The Journey Church NYC would like to invite YOU to partner with us to make an impact for Jesus in the greatest city in the world! Imagine next summer doing a breakfast outreach on Wall Street, followed by a lunchtime ministry project in Central Park and an afternoon servant evangelism project in Times Square.  Your team will literally … Read More


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