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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 158 views]

God will crucify without pity those whom He desires to raise without measure!

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[26 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 63 views]

Either people will say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ or God will say to them, ‘Thy will be done.’

Illustrations and Research, News »

[22 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 88 views]

According to the April, 2011 edition of Newsmax, religion in the United States is evolving almost as rapidly as America itself. Listed below are seven top religious trends that are changing the nation’s spiritual and political landscape:

Social Networking — As a cohesive community, religious conservatives are positioned to take advantage of the rise of social networking, in an era when a single tweet or Facebook post can monopolize a political agenda.
Political Ecumenism — Religious conservatives, facing a culture that appears indifferent or hostile to their values, are more willing to set …

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[21 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 380 views]

If you’re too big to preach at a small event, then you’re too small to preach at the big event!

Inspiration, Ministry Development »

[20 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 220 views]

I have found that ‎”Deliverance” is an overused and misunderstood concept. For most people, it’s the “magic pill” they never seem to find. They expect that “deliverance” should include a complete releasing of any tie or connection to the thing that had them bound, erase any and every mental, physical or spiritual desire for that thing, and that they will never have to struggle with or against that thing again, (and more, I’m sure).
Unfortunately most people are not taking the responsibility for themselves to have a changed life, which includes …

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[19 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 82 views]

Ministry that costs nothing accomplishes nothing.

Illustrations and Research, News »

[18 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 117 views]

Thou shalt not be required to financially support your church – but you should anyway.
That’s the upshot of a new informal survey of evangelical leaders finding that less than half believe that the Bible requires church members to tithe, the practice of giving at least 10 percent of one’s income to the church.
The survey, conducted by the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) among its 100-member board of directors, found that 42% of evangelical leaders believe the Bible requires tithing, while 58% do not.
“The Old Testament called for multiple tithes, sort of …

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[15 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 47 views]

As consumers in the United States shift increasingly to online banking and bill payment, their electronic financial habits are spilling over into the church.
A recent study by LifeWay Research found that 14 percent of all American Protestant churches offer online giving.
The survey of 1,003 Protestant congregations was conducted in September 2010 and sponsored by LifeWay’s Digital Church partner ServiceU. It found that large churches are most likely to offer online giving and that for the most part, electronic tithes and offerings are a recent development.
A majority (55 percent) of churches …

Quotes »

[14 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 421 views]

You don’t really understand something unless you can communicate it in a simple way.

Ministry Development »

[13 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 153 views]

People follow leaders… when there is a need for a leader. If a ministry does not provide vision for growth, a destination to reach, a risk to take or a challenge to win, there is nothing for people to follow and hence no need for a leader.
Ron Edmundson described leaders as follows:

Leaders have a vision that includes other people…
Leaders are typically the ones who are willing to think bigger…
Leaders will usually take greater risks…
Leaders dream bigger than they can complete without others…
Leaders take people where they are afraid to go…
Leaders …