The current crisis in a unique time for pastors. Usually crises are experienced on a personal or group level, but almost never on a ubiquitous level. When folk experience crisis situations we try to help them draw down of the spiritual capital God has accumulated in their lives. A crisis is not the optimal time …

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Teaching the Bible involves application – the response to what is being proclaimed. But application that halts on the benefit to the hearer undoes the centrality of the work of Jesus. Application must find its ultimate motivation in response to the glorious God who has saved us. Jared Wilson offers this as one of three …

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Churches should be places of thankful remembrance; the shared knowledge of God’s faithful blessings in the past are a great encouragement to present and future ministry. Thankful remembrance should not give way to nostalgia. Thinking that the best is behind, or that present or future hope are only attainable by a return to what was …

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A reminder that a thoughtful and intentional Gospel ministry relies on supernatural power, not pragmatism for its outcome. From Gospel-Driven Church Jared C Wilson : One of the most frequent temptations pastors and church leaders face today is to replace a steady commitment to gospel preaching and revival prayer with human ingenuity and industriousness. Can …

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In Gospel-Driven Church Jared Wilson offers a critique of church growth that is not confined to a style or a size of congregation: I also want to be clear about what I don’t mean. When I use the word attractional, I am not referring to “contemporary” worship styles or megachurches. Some critics of the attractional …

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Jared Wilson writes against the niceties that compel Christians (who should no better) to maintain appearances of being okay. If there’s one place on earth everyone should feel free not to be okay, it’s the church: I know the reasons we don’t live transparently with each other. We’re afraid. We’re embarrassed. We don’t want to …

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