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10 Disciplines of a Godly Pastor
by Crossway

1. Discipline of Purity Sensuality is the biggest obstacle to godliness among Christian leaders. The fall of King David should not only instruct us but also scare the sensuality right out of us! Fill yourself with God's Word-memorize passages like 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8; Job 31:1; Proverbs 6:27; Ephesians 5:3-7; and 2 Timothy 2:22. Find someone who will help you keep your soul faithful to God. Develop the divine awareness that sustained Joseph: ... Read More

The NEW ESV Pastor’s Bible – A Great Choice for Everyday Use
by Cory Mansfield, SermonSearch Brand Manager

As a pastor, you are called to serve people in a number of ways. You can be called on to exposit the text, shepherd the flock, counsel the broken, visit the dying and a number of other roles at any given time. And you perform these functions at the church, at home, at the hospital, really anywhere you go. As pastors, and ultimately as disciples of Jes... Read More

Five Church Outreach Shifts That Any Church Can Make
by Dr. James Emery White

With culture in such a rapid state of flux, with the dominant headline being the increasingly post-Christian nature of our world, many churches are uncertain how best to respond in terms of outreach. They know they aren't reaching the unchurched as effectively as they would like, but they don't always feel comfortable trying to emulate the fast-growing models they see and hear so much about. More specifically, they don't feel they can. You walk through a megachurch c... Read More

Q & A with Contributor Patrick Edwards
by Cory Mansfield, SermonSearch Brand Manager

I thoroughly enjoy getting to know our contributors. Learning who they are, their influences, their passions, and their desires really helps us to understand who they are and where they are coming from as we study their sermons. In this article, we have the privilige of getting to know one of our newest contributors, Patrick Edwards. I had the opportunity to sit down with him recently, and had a tremendous time learning about his chu... Read More

How to Shepherd Your Flock in a Politically Charged World
by Trevin Wax

Everything gets politicized these days. It's never been easier for churches to also get caught up in waves of political enthusiasm and social activism. So, what should a pastor do when their fellow church members see needs and want to meet them, see injustice and want to stop it, or see a good cause and want to support it? First, we should rejoice! When a church does a good job equipping people to think and live as Christians in a fallen world, the people become like riv... Read More

Book Excerpt from Hobby Lobby's CEO David Green
by Cory Mansfield, SermonSearch Brand Manager

The following is an excerpt from David Green's new book, Giving It All Away...and Getting It All Back Again. David Green, the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby, delves into an amazing story of generosity. David's heart and passion for God's glory is contagious, and his example of giving is one that can instill courage in us all. I think you'll particularly like the portion of this excerpt devoted to C.T. Studd as it really pushes us to make every moment count for the One who gave u... Read More

Former Muslim Investigates the Evidence for Islam and Christianity
by Cory Mansfield, SermonSearch Brand Manager

QA with Nabeel Qureshi, Author of No God but One: Allah or Jesus? A Former Muslim Investi... Read More

A Walk to Remember
by Robby Gallaty

Another example of a subtle allusion in the text of the Gospels is found in the events that follow the feeding of the multitudes. After feeding the 5,000 men (we can assume there were in upwards of 15,000 there with women and children present), Jesus "made His disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He dismissed the crowd" (Mark 6:45 HCSB). The ... Read More

New Book from Pastor Craig Groeschel
by Cory Mansfield, SermonSearch Brand Manager

Just recently, Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of Life.Church released his latest book, Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life. This is a great book full of down to earth wisdom that can be applied in our every day cir... Read More

Favorite Easter Hymns and Their Histories
by Contributing Author

The great theologian Charles Spurgeon once said, "... the singing of the pilgrims ... is the most delightful part of worship and that which comes nearest to the adoration of heaven." I couldn't agree more, especially at Easter when we, as Christians, come together to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. My fondest Easter memories are centered around singing together as a congregation. I can remember the church being filled with E... Read More

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