Sam and Josh talk through setting goals and ways to help set benchmarks with your staff or ministry leaders. Subscribe: iTunes ● Google Play Follow us on Twitter: @estchurch, @jowiki, @micahfries, and @samrainer.   Read more [...]
  It’s one of the most pervasive Christian lies: “I’ll pray for you.” Sure, some of us remember, but many of us do not. I’m certain most of us have good intentions. Then we forget. Perhaps the word “lie” is too strong for any one instance. But if we consistently tell people we’ll pray and never do, then we’re lying. I’m guilty of this lie, likely more than I realize. In the moment, my intentions are good. I want to assure the person. I want them to know I care. Then Read more [...]

Sermon Saturdays: Angels

January 14, 2017 — 2 Comments

 

 

I began a new series last week called “Angels, Demons, Heaven, and Hell.” The series started with the topic of angels. The existence of angels points us to the reality of God’s will. Angels reveal the reality of God’s love. Angels reveal the reality of God’s protection. Angels reveal the reality of God’s holiness.

 

  Three notable articles I read this week: Joshua Straub – 7 ways to prioritize your family in 2017. “Family was his priority. That’s why, in 2017, I thought it would be good to spell out 7 ways we can ‘embrace the moment’ as a reality, not a cliché.” Jeremy Roberts – 6 adjustments pastors should make to their schedules in 2017. “It is time to have a fresh start, reassess what you do, why you do it, where you’re going, etc. As you enter a new year, I encourage you to Read more [...]
    Sam and Josh interview Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, and they discuss what a healthy church will look like in 10 years. Subscribe: iTunes ● Google Play Follow us on Twitter: @estchurch, @jowiki, @micahfries, and @samrainer.   Read more [...]