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Why We Don't Commit to the Church

Why We Don't Commit to the Church

David Platt
I am increasingly convinced that the “me-centeredness” that is so prevalent in our church culture is in large part due to a deficient understanding of the... Read More
Why Our Church Said 'No' to Some Really Good Things

Why Our Church Said 'No' to Some Really Good Things

Paul Alexander
Everyone seems to think their own issue is perfect for the local church to support and advance. Unfortunately, that assumption assumes that the church’s... Read More
Enjoying God in Corporate Worship

Enjoying God in Corporate Worship

Daniel Renstrom
The first question-and-answer of the Westminster Shorter Catechism goes as follows: ... Read More
Can I View My Small Group as My Church?

Can I View My Small Group as My Church?

Sam Allbery
Many churches run some kind of small group ministry. Groups of varying size (typically ten or so believers) tend to be one of the best contexts for discussion... Read More
Learning How to Love and Disagree with Our Neighbors

Learning How to Love and Disagree with Our Neighbors

Scott Slayton
At the beginning of this decade, an interesting post appeared on the Freakonomics blog. They shared an email from a reader they would only refer to as "G.D."... Read More
Why Women are Critical to the Church's Mission

Why Women are Critical to the Church's Mission

Katie McCoy
While Scripture teaches that God has given the responsibility of the pastoral role to men (1 Timothy 2:12; 3:1-13, Titus 1:6-9),[1]  there are a myriad of... Read More
Your Parachurch Ministry Isn't the Church

Your Parachurch Ministry Isn't the Church

Mack Stiles
Parachurch work is my lifeblood.  I’ve been shaped and sustained by countless parachurch ministries.  I’m pushing five decades of involvement in numerous... Read More
Connecting Sound Doctrine with an Urgent Mission

Connecting Sound Doctrine with an Urgent Mission

Aubrey Sequeira
“They don’t need us to give them a bunch of theology or doctrine. That’ll slow us down! We just need to focus on reaching people for Christ!” ... Read More
Why a Lone Ranger Christian is a Dangerous Concept

Why a Lone Ranger Christian is a Dangerous Concept

Paul Alexander
Christian risk is often right, as when mission work is carried out in a dangerous place. But the lone ranger Christian risks the wrong things for the wrong... Read More
Don't Assume Anything When Sharing the Gospel with Mormons

Don't Assume Anything When Sharing the Gospel with Mormons

Kyle Beshears
Talking about your faith with a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) can be challenging. An evangelical friend recently told me about such a conversation. “I know that... Read More
From Unreached to Disciple-Maker: A Testimony

From Unreached to Disciple-Maker: A Testimony

Kelley Housley
Tribal missions and global evangelism are exciting subjects. And well they should be. They are at the center of Christ’s heartbeat and His promise to build... Read More
Forcing Fruit: A Call for Urgent, Patient Evangelism

Forcing Fruit: A Call for Urgent, Patient Evangelism

Caleb Greggsen
How does a church get its people invested in the Great Commission? It’s a question any missions leader or pastor should ask. We are called to take the gospel... Read More
Root Your Identity in Christ, Not in Your Current Role

Root Your Identity in Christ, Not in Your Current Role

David Platt
We must always be careful to root our identity in our call to salvation. Here's why this is important: we've got to be careful not to root our identity in a... Read More
What It Means to Make Disciples

What It Means to Make Disciples

David Platt
Biblically, to be a disciple is to make disciples. But if you were to ask Christians today what it means to make disciples, you’d probably get jumbled... Read More
Eight Essentials to Look For in Missionary Candidates

Eight Essentials to Look For in Missionary Candidates

J.D. Payne
Over the past several years, I have spent a great deal of time teaching, equipping, mentoring, coaching, and mobilizing missionaries. Different evaluations... Read More
Is Jesus Worth It?

Is Jesus Worth It?

T and S
As my wife and I sat opposite Amanda* on the living room couch, her tense expressions and nervous speech exposed the inward agony of her heart. Amanda’s... Read More
A Personal Disciple-Making Plan

A Personal Disciple-Making Plan

David Platt
As we follow Christ, he transforms our minds, our desires, our wills, our relationships, and our ultimate reason for living. Every disciple of Jesus exists to... Read More
I Don't Want to Be the "Fun Aunt" to Missions

I Don't Want to Be the "Fun Aunt" to Missions

Grace Thornton
I remember the day I became a great-aunt—at 30. There’s a big age gap between my sister and me, and her oldest daughter had my first great niece just a few... Read More
You Can't Love Missions Without Loving the Local Church

You Can't Love Missions Without Loving the Local Church

Caleb Greggsen
Tell me if this sounds familiar to you. College freshmen Joe joins your church. He’s on fire for Jesus. He wants to give his life to the Lord, which means... Read More
Jesus is Not Customizable

Jesus is Not Customizable

David Platt
When followers of Christ share stories of how they became Christians, they often say something along the lines of, “I decided to make Jesus my personal Lord... Read More
Four Things You Shouldn't Assume When Sharing the Gospel with Muslims

Four Things You Shouldn't Assume When Sharing the Gospel with Muslims

Stephen Lewis
Whether talking with a staunch atheist, a close friend, your four-year-old daughter, or a Muslim, clarity is of the utmost importance. Many times, clarity is... Read More
Addressing Your Anger with Scripture

Addressing Your Anger with Scripture

Sean Gould
Think with me for a minute on the topic of anger. ... Read More
Dreams, Visions, and the Sufficiency of Scripture

Dreams, Visions, and the Sufficiency of Scripture

Nick Moore
The fastest growing religion in my neck of Africa was founded on the belief that a specific angel in (of all places) North America appeared to a young man named... Read More

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