Ministry Resources

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Women and Evangelism

We can’t ignore women. Beginning with the Garden of Eden in the Book of Genesis, the Bible reveals women as key participants in God’s…

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Keeping Compassion and Evangelism Together

WHILE WE CANNOT LEAD PEOPLE TO CHRIST APART FROM SHARING THE GOSPEL MESSAGE, IT IS UNLIKELY OUR MESSAGE WILL RECEIVE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION…

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Speaking the Truth in Love: Why Evangelism isn’t Intolerant

“So I will burn in hell because I don’t believe?” That was the sarcastic, confrontational response of a man in my daughter’s Dutch language…

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The High Cost of Being Lost (And What We Can Do About It)

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost (Luke 19:10). Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners … (1 Timothy 1:15). We…

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What Shall We Preach? A Biblical Understanding of the Gospel

The word “gospel” comes from the Old English gōdspel, comprised of gōd (“good”) and spel (“news, or story”). This term identifies the best…

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God’s Word and Your Son

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). Many…

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Lover Your Wife, As Christ Loved the Church

Do you have a radiant wife? Sacrificial love produces radiant wives, thriving in oneness and intimacy with their husbands. Here’s how men…

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What Jesus Teaches Men about Money, Sex, and Power

What, for Jesus, was the primary marker of manhood? And based on that marker, what does Jesus teach Christian men about money, sex, and…

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What Good is Preaching vs What is Good Preaching?

WHAT YARDSTICK CAN WE USE TO MEASURE GOOD PREACHING? IS A SERMON GOOD BECAUSE PEOPLE COMPLIMENT YOU AFTER THE SERVICE OR BECAUSE THE…

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Open Hearts, Open Doors

What is the message, the mission, and method of a Pentecostal Matthew 25 church? I should have known better. I had lived around addicts and…

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The Order of Things: The Use of Spiritual Gifts in Contemporary Worship

Here is one pastor’s experience of being both spiritual and strategic concerning the public use of spiritual gifts. I have pastored…

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Praying For Verses Praying Through

Before there was Mother Teresa, there was Mother Dabney. In 1925, Elizabeth J. Dabney and her husband went to work for a mission in the city…

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“It’s All Relative” and Other Such Absolute Statements

You have probably heard all kinds of relativistic statements: “That’s just true for you but not for me,” or “That’s just your reality,” or…

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Adam, Eve, and the Gospel

The traditionally accepted belief in the literal existence of Adam and Eve is under attack. It is not hard to see why. Reconciling the…

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Honoring Elderly Loved Ones: Upholding Dignity as Health Diminishes

Today people are living longer and staying healthier longer. In addition, people experience more opportunities for social and geographic…