God’s Holy Interruption Is Coming Soon

This past weekend I preached at The Roads Church, a charismatic congregation located in the tiny town of Norris City, Illinois. Located amid cornfields, the population is only 1,325, but almost that many people visit the church on weekends. They come from all over...
There’s a Right Way and a Wrong Way to Leave a Church

There’s a Right Way and a Wrong Way to Leave a Church

This pandemic season hasn’t been easy—but pastors have suffered in unique ways. Statistics show that between 20-30% of churchgoers stopped attending in 2020, and the bulk of those people have not returned. In many cases, they never said goodbye. Many of my best...

6 People You Should Never Allow in Leadership

6 People You Should Never Allow in Leadership

For more than 2,000 years the church has survived wars, persecution, heresies, tyrants, charlatans, false prophets, swindlers and divisive rebels. Satan has attacked the church from outside and infiltrated it from within, yet Christianity is growing faster in some...

Who Is Behind Today’s Transgender Movement?

Who Is Behind Today’s Transgender Movement?

America’s culture war heated up after Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis, signed the Parental Rights Law, which prohibits the teaching of gender identity or sexual orientation to kids from kindergarten to third grade. The bill had broad support from parents, who believe...

Relax and Let the Holy Spirit Work in You

Relax and Let the Holy Spirit Work in You

Here’s an honest confession: I struggle to rest in the Lord. Maybe I’m a bit compulsive, but I find it difficult to be still and know that God is working when I can’t see what He’s doing. When I need the Lord to do something in my life, I tend to “help Him” do it. But...

Why Has America Gone Crazy for Drag Queens?

Just when you thought 2022 couldn't get any weirder, California congresswoman Nancy Pelosi—the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives—went on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars two weeks ago and declared that drag queens are "what America is all...

This Pentecost, Welcome All of the Holy Spirit’s Gifts

This Pentecost, Welcome All of the Holy Spirit’s Gifts

A few years ago I was invited to speak at a conference in California. During one of my messages, the Lord showed me that a woman in the auditorium was struggling with infertility. When I made the announcement, a young woman in the back of the room burst into tears.I...

Why We Need to Stop Quenching the Spirit’s Fire!

Why We Need to Stop Quenching the Spirit’s Fire!

The first Pentecost was an abrupt heavenly invasion. It wasn't planned in a staff meeting; it came "suddenly," according to Acts 2:2. The noise of wind was not on the program; neither were flames of holy fire.No one in that prayer meeting in the upper room in...

5 Ways Transgender Activists Are Deceiving Teens

5 Ways Transgender Activists Are Deceiving Teens

If you are in crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org. You are not alone.In April 2015 Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner announced in a TV interview, "For all intents and purposes, I'm a woman." He explained that he had undergone gender...

What If Angry Activists Disrupt Your Church?

What If Angry Activists Disrupt Your Church?

I'm not the kind of guy who sees Satan behind every bush. But it doesn't take much discernment to see who's manipulating events in our country these days. This was never more obvious than this past weekend, when outraged pro-abortion protesters set a pro-life...

Why America Should Stop Celebrating Abortion

Why America Should Stop Celebrating Abortion

Pro-abortion activists became enraged on May 3 when news of the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on abortion was leaked to the press. Democrats in the U.S. Senate quickly vowed to codify the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision as federal law. The president of Planned Parenthood...

Why I Won’t Apologize for Speaking in Tongues

Why I Won’t Apologize for Speaking in Tongues

Last weekend after I spoke at a church in Jacksonville, Florida, a young woman came to the altar to ask for prayer. She had heard me share how Jesus wants us to be filled with the Holy Spirit so that we can have the boldness to share the gospel — and so that we can...

Are You a COVID Church Dropout? Read This

Are You a COVID Church Dropout? Read This

All my life I've heard many creative excuses for missing church. Long before memes were invented for social media, absentee churchgoers joked about attending "Bedside Baptist," "Church of the Holy Comforter" or "Church of the Inner Springs" to imply that they were...

In Painful Season of Delay, Hold On!

In Painful Season of Delay, Hold On!

I've tried my best to keep a good attitude during this pandemic season, but God knows I've complained too much—about masks, vaccine mandates, changing health policies, closed schools, online church services and travel restrictions. But what I've hated most are...

Why the Resurrection of Jesus Is an Indisputable Fact

Why the Resurrection of Jesus Is an Indisputable Fact

Imagine that a murder happened in broad daylight on a busy street corner of your city, and more than 500 people witnessed it. Some of them may have taken cell phone videos or photos of the crime. Then all these witnesses appeared in a courtroom, stood on the witness...

Who Is Really Behind the Transgender Movement?

Who Is Really Behind the Transgender Movement?

America's culture war grew more intense last month after Florida's governor, Ron DeSantis, signed the Parental Rights Law, which prohibits educators from teaching about gender identity or sexual orientation to kids from kindergarten to third grade. The bill has broad...

How Do We Respond to the Hillsong Scandal?

How Do We Respond to the Hillsong Scandal?

Hillsong has been the most popular name in Christian worship for more than two decades, and the Hillsong network of churches has planted congregations in 30 countries since it was founded in 1983 in Australia. Its global membership is estimated at 150,000. But a...

Never Abuse the Precious Gift of Prophecy

Never Abuse the Precious Gift of Prophecy

I meet many people who tell me they desperately need a word from God. I've seen Christians line up in front of prophets in a church service, hoping for a quick solution to their problems. I've also seen those same Christians stand in line a second time in front of the...

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