The nature of the body of Christ indicates that you need to receive from the gifting of others, for they are gifted to build you up.
A conversation with Debora, a Christian aid worker who is at ground zero of the earthquake in Turkey. ‘There is destruction, but also hope’, she says.
Despite all the escapes on offer, we cannot escape from ourselves. we need to recognise our smallness in the scheme of things.
Stop abus aims to “make our churches more welcoming and safer”, says the CNEF. Evangelicals had already released a guide of good practices to fight sexual abuse.
Siblings can really benefit from extra support but sometimes feel like they are not entitled to it because they are not the sibling with additional needs.
A local Baptist pastor: “We support families with supermarket cards, food, rental subsides and fuel vouchers”. Rebuilding roads in the island is a priority as 500 people continue to stay in hotels.
We often speak, act, work, and even serve God, without listening to Him. You cannot listen to God without obeying Him.
What Old Testament prophets would say if they travelled through time and visited our churches today? What would they say to preachers?
We might be easing slowly out of lockdown, but if we don’t listen then what kind of a world are we emerging back into?
When trouble comes, the preacher gets to point people to God’s Word to find the comfort and to stir the response of faith that is needed.
As Christians, how can we respond to this generational conflict over the state of our planet? By David Snoswell.
Transitions can be treated as automatic, but by neglecting them we miss a vital part of sermonic effectiveness.
You will never have a perfect message, but prayerfully do what you can.
The complementary and transforming ministry of ‘fresh expressions’. An article by Michael Moynagh.
Evangelical organisations call for action to preserve biodiversity in the statement ‘Faith Call to Action for the UN Summit on Biodiversity’.
Listeners will listen gripped by well organized and well-presented material.
As evangelicals in Europe, we need intentionally to integrate media engagement in our discipleship and mission strategies and practices.
Spanish psychiatrist and author, Pablo Martínez, analyses how individualism, existential emptiness and intolerance to suffering, have become some of the main charasteristics of our society.
Many Disney movies mix Judaeo-Christian teaching with other religious elements and spirituality and then ‘put some magic on top’ as the final solution for making your dreams come true.
Knowing yourself and knowing your preaching will increasingly help you to anticipate where a sermon may start to drag.
So all leaders listen, but what they listen to makes a dramatic difference.