The Top 10 Church Leadership Articles 2013
Oct04

The Top 10 Church Leadership Articles 2013

2013 is coming to a quick close and already there are signs of a coming spiritual revolution. Whether you have been ordained by men, have been sent by God or just see yourself as a Christian church leader it is important to stay up to date with what the Lord is speaking.  As we discussed what the Holy Spirit was saying for the coming year, we were curious: what God’s Leader articles have resonated with our readers so far in 2013?...

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Ten Negative Consequences of Separating Gospel Truths from the Kingdom by Joseph Mattera
Sep26

Ten Negative Consequences of Separating Gospel Truths from the Kingdom by Joseph Mattera

Truly the greatest discovery I ever made in the Bible was when my eyes were opened to understand how the gospel relates to the Kingdom of God! When this happened in 1995 it was after 17 years of preaching an individualistic gospel that conceptually reduced the gospel to deal only in terms of individual salvation. Missing was the societal and systemic impact the gospel is supposed to have, which is embedded throughout Scripture....

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God’s House and Church Building Idolatry
Sep23

God’s House and Church Building Idolatry

Before we can see the next move of God we will have to surrender our Idols. Most Christians in the 21st century say they understand the word of God but with their mouth the defile His House on a daily basis. The main problem is that we have been doing it for so long that is has now become a part of our regular speech. So with the same mouth that we worship Him, we also celebrate our prideful idols. Nowhere can this be better...

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Tugging Rugs and Tired Horses – Disillusionment in the Church
Sep20

Tugging Rugs and Tired Horses – Disillusionment in the Church

In our interpersonal dealings with folks, as long as people are happy with the rug they are standing on, they will not appreciate you or I trying to pull it out from under them – even if we really have a better rug for them, tug ever so gently, and try to convince them of how loving we are for tugging! As long as people are happy with their rug, every attempt to persuade them about how bad their rug is, how unhelpful it is for them,...

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The Absence of Spiritual Hunger in the Church Today
Sep19

The Absence of Spiritual Hunger in the Church Today

The signs are all around us. Christians promise to be there then they don’t show up. People falling asleep during the services.  The slow trickle of dwindling church attendance can be seen everywhere. Giving is down and there is no consciousness to help our needy brothers. Dedicated leaders are used then forgotten to struggle for their daily bread, Christian events are poorly attended. Catholics are no longer going in the...

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