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How To Respond to a Gossiper Who Wants Me To Do More

How to Respond to the Grumbling Church Member Who Wants More

Have you been on the receiving end of gossip? How did you respond? What did your reaction reveal about your walk with the Lord? One of the most challenging relational opportunities is when someone gossips about you. When it happens, there are several options for… Continue Reading …

You Need More Than Preaching If You Want to Change

The preaching event on Sunday morning and the working out of the preached Word during the week are not either/or activities. They both work together to help the Christian mature. The Christian life is not centered on the pulpit because the Christian life is lived… Continue Reading …

Too Much Truth Can Keep You from the Truth

One of the more interesting observations that I have made from years of counseling is how little I teach people about the truth of God’s Word versus how much time I spend helping them apply the truth of God’s Word. Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Five Ways You Can Love Your Church

The messiest place on earth outside our families should be the local church. Each family unit is a context where masks come off as we expose our real selves to each other. The local church is a macro context of the micro family. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Is Your Church a Preaching Center or a Discipleship Community?

The preaching of God’s Word is essential for life transformation but preaching alone is not enough to change lives and families. A preaching center and discipleship community work in tandem from the pulpit to the living room. A transformational church is both a preaching center… Continue Reading …

Is It Wrong To Critique Your Pastor’s Sermons?

Perhaps the best word is not “critique” but now that I have your attention, may I ask if it’s okay to have an opinion of your pastor’s sermons? Maybe you can think about it this way: Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Do You Know How to Rebuke a Leader While Judging Yourself?

Do You Know How to Rebuke a Leader While Judging Yourself_

When someone makes a mistake, what is your process for addressing it? Should you let it go or speak out? If you do speak out against the perceived wrong, what would it look like in practice? Speaking against wrongs happens every day, and knowing how… Continue Reading …