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One of the Biggest Reasons Pastors Want to Step Away from Their Ministry

Read Time: 1 Minute 21 Seconds A new study from Barna Research Group revealed that one the biggest reasons many pastors give for quitting the ministry is the political division within their church. Amazingly, 38% of pastors pointed to "current political divisions" as...
Street Preacher Tends to the Harvest One Soul at a Time

Street Preacher Tends to the Harvest One Soul at a Time

Read Time: 5 Minutes 20 Seconds The world population on Nov. 15, 2022—an estimated 8 billion people—included 2.5 billion Christians. The remaining 5.48 billion people, sadly, have either never heard the gospel or they’ve rejected Jesus as Savior and Lord. Equally...

5 Scripture Verses to Find More of God’s Strength

5 Scripture Verses to Find More of God’s Strength

Read Time: 3 Minutes 33 Seconds Do you find yourself longing for more strength? I think we all do at times. The problems we face in our everyday life burden us and leave us feeling weary. Monie Motis was a missionary woman who served countries like Eretria and...

How Discipleship Stands Against Fear

How Discipleship Stands Against Fear

Read Time: 5 Minutes 11 Seconds My family and I moved to Chicago in 2012. My son was seven at the time and had, up to that point, not lived in the city. He had grown up in a small town in Central Illinois where the buildings are shorter, the traffic slower and the...

Praying the Lord’s Prayer Creatively

Praying the Lord’s Prayer Creatively

Read Time: 4 Minutes 38 Seconds In His much-quoted “Sermon on the Mount,” Jesus gave the following beloved prayer to the church. Imagine the profoundness of such an impartation: God Himself—incarnate—teaching His offspring how to pray just so He can graciously...

When Your Storms Become Your Finest Hour

When Your Storms Become Your Finest Hour

Read Time: 3 Minutes, 42 Seconds Has a storm blown into your life lately? Are you—or someone you love—suffering from the trauma of plans that have been washed away, relationships that have been uprooted, or security that has been devastated? If you answered yes to any...

The Comforting Promise of Isaiah 61

The Comforting Promise of Isaiah 61

Read Time: 4 Minutes 23 Seconds When Jesus was on the earth, He entered a synagogue and walked up front to read from the scrolls. He turned to Isaiah 61 and read a portion of this chapter out loud. Then He announced, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your...

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