Catholic churches in the past were immediately recognizable by their exterior grandeur as well as their interior parts; today, that may not be as true — but there are still …
Why 734 Pastors Quit (and How Their Churches Could Have Kept Them)
LifeWay Research studies how churches can help pastors last longer.
What Does the Bible Say About Drinking Wine?
Read John 2:9. When is it permissible to have a drink?
No Longer Slaves
Starting January 6, we will be living in Paul's letter to the believers in Ephesus. I want to challenge us to live into the truth of the great song we often sing, No Longer Slaves. If Jesus is setting us free . . . we can tangibly see the ways in which we are different; no longer needing to be captive to opinions, fear, idols, and insecurity. For those that like to read and study ahead of time (also find the reading plan in our app):
How Can I Know I’m a Child of God? Three Minute Clip on Assurance
If the Holy Spirit is leading you to kill your sin and become more dependent on Jesus, you may know you are a child of God.
Why Homosexuality Is Not Like Other Sins
Homosexuality is not the only sin prohibited in the Bible, but it is different from all the rest, at least right now. And we have really good news for homosexuals.
A Tragic Death, a Family Rift—and a Chance to Learn the Truth After 55 Years
Young Danny Marcus’s death in 1964 ruptured his family. Decades later, a home DNA test gave them a chance to heal.
What Would Happen if the Church Tithed?
The church of today is not great at at giving. This isn’t exactly news. But it is a statistical fact: - Tithers make up only 10-25 percent of a normal congregation. - Only 5 percent of the U.S. tithes, with 80 percent of Americans only giving 2 percent of their income. - Christians are only
Why Go to Church?
We live in a fast-paced digital age. News is distilled into soundbites. Thirty-second commercials leave us feeling that a two-minute video is long. We expect our internet service to be max speed. We grow impatient even as our microwave ovens quickly warm up our food. Electronic devices are all around us—we use them for work, play, learning, relaxation, communication, relationships and even worship. What is the impact of all of this on our church-going experience?
How to Love a Church You Don't Even Like
I’m very grateful for my family. Growing up without my dad in the home, the rest of us became deeply close. We were all we had. Just the four of us. We clung to one another for strength. We cried in one another’s arms and on each other’s pillows. We didn’t have much, but we learned to enjoy the simp