Saturday, April 17, 2021

Some Believe We Can Lose Our Salvation. Here’s What They Are Missing.

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In an article on this website, I shared a couple of the strongest affirmations of Scripture which declare that our salvation, once given by...

They Had the Greatest Message Ever, but Needed One Thing More. so Do We.

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I told a friend once that if I have gone to seed on anything in Christian theology, it’s the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I’m...

Two Great Illustrations from the Amazon

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“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17). One of the most productive things any minister does is spend time with a...

Have You Met the Members of My Congregation?

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I belong to the greatest church in the world.  We have an eclectic group of members and leaders. You would love them.  Here are...

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Cemetery

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If you’re ever sitting around with two or three preachers, ask for their funniest stories, the most memorable wedding or funeral they’ve done, something...

Want to Hear a Funny Story About a Wedding?

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When you’ve been in the ministry as long as I have–I began pastoring when JFK was president!–there are few things you haven’t seen or...

Seven Decades of Lessons (and a Gift)

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This Saturday, I will turn 74 years old. Like most birthdays when you get older, I’ll celebrate in some way with my family and friends,...

The Best Time I Ever Had In Nearly 60 Years of Ministry

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“What is the best time you ever had in a long lifetime of ministry, Joe?” Wow. I don’t know.  Let me think about it…. A ride...

No Cowards In Heaven. None.

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“But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be...

How to Tell You’re No Leader

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Woe unto you when all men speak well of you, for so did their fathers to the false prophets. (Luke 6:26) Let’s just come right...
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Pastor, Make Peace with Lowliness

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Every church planter expects to begin from a place of lowliness. But rare is the church planter who makes peace with lowliness. I’m not talking about...

The “measure Up Mentality” In Today’s Church

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I’ve served in full-time ministry for over 38 years in churches in many places in the U.S.: the south, the southwest, the far west...

Becoming a Disciplined Leader

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As a leader, you have a certain set of standard for those you lead. Those standards basically revolve around your followers being disciplined. My question...