Your Church Needs More Newspapers & Fewer Bulletins

By Tom Fuerst
I learned recently from a returning vacationer about how Disney World intentionally creates a place of "escape" from the rest of the world. They want their patrons to forget their … read more

Sermon Options: February 23, 2014

By Ministry Matters
The Reward 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 The Rock opera, Jesus Christ, Superstar, pictures Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, asking God if it is really necessary for him to die on … read more

Sermon Options: February 16, 2014

By Ministry Matters
CHOOSE LIFE DEUTERONOMY 30:15-20 A dedicated, beautiful, popular young woman made a poor choice in her mate for life. Until the day she died at the age of seventy, she felt the… read more

A Lovely Walk

By Raquel Mull
Micah 6:1-8 I am in a covenant relationship. My husband and I have been married for thirteen years. I will grant you that many others have been married for longer than that, but… read more

Psalm 23

By Simon Peter Iredale
It's pretty difficult to write about a psalm that is so well known and so much loved. What more can be said, you may wonder, about words that have given strength to generations of … read more

Perfection and Christian Faith

By Alex Joyner
Almost Perfect On April 2, 2013, Yu Darvish was almost perfect. The talented pitcher for baseball's Texas Rangers took the mound for his first start of the season and proceeded to … read more

Sermon Starters: based on The Way by Adam Hamilton

By Matthew L. Kelley
Week 1: Baptism and Temptation Mark 1:9-13; Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus, a symbol of repentance and the cleansing of sin, went to the Jordan to be baptized. Huh? Jesus was the "one who… read more

Matthew 25:31-46 (Basic Bible Commentary)

By Ministry Matters
The Judgment (25:31-46) The three parables of the apocalypse all end on a note of judgment. Accounts are to be rendered; in the case of the wide and foolish maidens, some entered… read more

World Hunger, MSNBC, Mitt Romney, and Socialism

By Shane Raynor
I get my daily news from a number of sources, mostly online, and as I'm reading I often come across stories that don't necessarily warrant a blog post, but do raise questions and… read more

Wise Men and Women

By Randy Horick
Today is Epiphany, the day when we celebrate the arrival of the magi, or wise men, who came to see and worship the baby Jesus. (Epiphany is the twelfth day after Christmas, and… read more

The First Sunday and It's Communion

By Ed Trimmer
The First Sunday in a new church is always interesting, especially if you are not just a guest but are going to preach and pastor for a period of time at this congregation. So… read more

Fasting: A 'New' Discipline for a New Year

By Melissa Slocum
2013 has come and gone, and the new year is less than a week old. The good news is that, regardless of what 2014 brings, we can hold fast to the truth that "Jesus Christ is the… read more
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