Ministry

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A Testimony from Pakistan

We deeply appreciate people praying and asking God for souls to be saved during this gospel mission to Pakistan. My heart was stirred, challenged, and grieved to see a country...
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“Thank You For Your Service”

One of the blessings of the last few years has been the privilege of flying out of a small regional airport in our hometown. It is only about 20 minutes...
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Encouraging Others

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Evangelizing Others

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Others

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Christians You Should Know: Richard Wurmbrand

“For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” –...
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Christians You Should Know: John Wesley

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life...
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The Evangelist

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A Full Church

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Guest Post: Don’t Lose the Essentials

Dr. Charles Keen has served as a faithful pastor, Bible teacher, author, Bible publisher, and missionary statesman. We are happy to call him a friend. This good man has been...
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Serving the Lord in Your Difficulty

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GUEST POST: Being the Right Choice

Evangelist Bob Sanders is a true servant of the Lord. He has a heart for the Lord's work and continues to encourage our ministry. We are happy to call him...
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GUEST POST: Four Motivations for Obedience

Dr. Charles Keen has served as a faithful pastor, Bible teacher, author, Bible publisher, and missionary statesman. We are happy to call him a friend. This good man has been...
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The Growth of a Sermon

A preacher’s sermon should simply be an organized expression of a biblical message. The right kind of preaching will not be rooted in a man’s idea but in God’s Word....
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Christians You Should Know: Amy Carmichael

“For with God nothing shall be impossible.” – Luke 1:37 A Snapshot of the Life of Amy Carmichael: Born: Dec. 16, 1867 - Millisle, Northern Ireland Died:  Jan. 18, 1951 - Dohnavur,...
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7 Reminders for Ministry Workers

Do you remember why you first got into the Lord's work? In the early days of our Christian service there was a beautiful humility and sincerity about serving Christ. It...
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Christians You Should Know: Charles Spurgeon

"For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth." - 2 Corinthians 13:8 A Snapshot of the Life of Charles Spurgeon: Born: June 19, 1834, in Kelvedon,...
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Christians You Should Know: Jim Elliot

"A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps." - Proverbs 16:9 A Snapshot of the Life of Jim Elliot: Born: Oct. 8, 1927, in Portland, Oregon Died: Jan....
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Christians You Should Know: Hudson Taylor

"And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God." - Mark 11:22 A Snapshot of the Life of Hudson Taylor: Born: May 21, 1832, in Barnsley; England Died: June 3,...
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Be Ye Stedfast

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Show Me Jesus!

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The Future

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Do You Have An “Illuminated Bible”?

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When the Light Gets Turned On

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Two Works of the Holy Spirit

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The Ministry of Reconciliation

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Hymn History: Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus

"Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong." - 1 Peter 1:18-19 We are thrilled to share a series of brief accounts of how some of the...
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The Early Days

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Hymn History: I’d Rather Have Jesus

“By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to...
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Nothing Undone

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Others

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Do What You Can

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How One Family Can Touch the World

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Meet the Enemy

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Seven Marks of Christians Who Are “Doing Well”

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Preaching God’s Word in a Special Meeting

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Leading a Revival Prayer Meeting

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Continue in the Work

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CONTINUE!

Everyone’s favorite verse to quote in recent times has been, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13). While this is...
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A Pastor’s Thoughts on Revival Praying

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Fellow Soldiers

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Helping the Hurting

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Regathering the Flock

Sometimes God scatters His people. This is seen in the early church when believers were scattered because of persecution (Acts 8:4). But there is a huge difference between the scattering...
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Exciting News to Share

One of the great joys of serving the Lord is watching Him work in ways we could never have planned. Yes, we are “laborers together with God” and He has...
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Dear Church Member…

What if you received a letter from the Founder of the church? In fact, you have it in your hands each time you hold the Word of God! The Lord...
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5 Books To Read To Help Young People

Much of my ministry has been connected to young people. It was my privilege to serve for many years as a church youth director. I enjoyed teaching youth ministry at...
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Update on the Rest Conference

Many of you have asked in recent days about this year's Rest Conference. Pastor Scott Hooks and I, along with our wives, love hosting this meeting each September. It is...
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5 Books To Read On Church Ministry

In a previous post I shared some recommended reading on preaching, but all of us who have been in the Lord's work for any period of time know that there...
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Greater Works

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Reigniting The Pioneer Spirit

Churches are beginning to open back up. Pastors are trying to find some rhythm again. It will take some time to get everyone back and schedules fully normal, but it...
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4 Things You Can Do To Help Your Pastor At This Time

These are unusual days for everyone and unique days to serve in a church. Over the last few weeks I have spent a great deal of time talking and praying...
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5 Books To Read On Preaching

It is a great privilege to stand and preach God's Word to others. In fact, it is a high and holy calling that should never be taken for granted! Preachers...
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5 Ideas For Teens @ This Time

If you are a teenager I am quite sure that your social life has been disrupted and your school year has been less than you imagined. (Or perhaps, better than...
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Do What You Can Where You Are

We have become a nation of "shut-ins" in many ways. (This should make us more compassionate and caring of those who truly are shut-in and unable to ever leave their...
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Thank God For The Shepherds!

In crisis hours we are all reminded of what is most important in life, and who truly watches for our souls. We are all living through a season that reminds...
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A Prayer When You are Hurting

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New Resource For All Christian Workers

One of the great desires that I have is to get helpful resources to those who are laboring faithfully in God’s work. There is no lack of available resources, but...
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Update On Our Travels

These are unusual and exciting days to be serving the Lord. I believe that revival is on the way and whatever God has to rearrange in all of our lives...
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5 Things Every Church Member Can Do For Their Church Today

I rarely post on the Lord’s day, but this Sunday is an unusual day for many churches and church members. Social media has been filled this week with updates, instructions,...
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Why Sodom Was Not Saved

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Three Practical Ways to Enjoy Your Journey

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Stop Blaming The Pastor

We all want someone to blame. When things go wrong in life - and they inevitably do - it is human nature to point the finger at someone else who...
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Helping Others On Their Journey

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Jesus’ Journeys

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Learning to Love

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Preachers Can Have Rebel Hearts Too

Long before I was a preacher I was a sinner. We would like to think that this changes over time, but I am still a sinner! One of God’s great...
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The Greatest Challenge I Have

A few days ago, it was my great joy to untangle the many strands of Christmas lights that somehow magically weave themselves into ridiculous knots during the off season. Why...
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For Those Who Love Children

"Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world." The greatest way to impact the future of a nation is to reach another generation of children. More than...
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My “Second Half” Verse

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4 Suggestions For Preachers

Augustus Toplady, author of the great hymn “Rock Of Ages,” was twenty-eight years old when he spent an afternoon in London with an older preacher whom he admired greatly. The...
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Reacting Or Responding

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Four People That Need Your Help

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You and Your Pastor

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In Honor Of Pastors

This month has been designated as "Pastor Appreciation Month" in many places. I am grateful to God for the faithful pastors who have influenced me. The Lord has used them...
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Members

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Why Go to Church?

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Why I Am Doing What I Am Doing

Frequently I am asked if I plan to continue in evangelism, if I want to pastor, or if I miss what I did in the past. They are good questions...
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Pray For A Preacher

Tammy and I are spending the day with a great group of preachers and their wives at The Preacher's Rest. I thank the Lord for calling me to be a...
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Attn: Preacher’s & Preacher’s Wives!

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Galatians 6:9). Weariness is common among workers. You cannot always...
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30 Years Ago Tonight

Thirty years ago tonight I surrendered my life to Christ to preach His Word. Thirty years. A few days later, as a twelve-year-old boy, I stood in a cottage prayer...
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Not Just for Preachers

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Putting the Go In the Gospel

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An Invitation To Preachers & Their Wives

Tammy and I are very grateful for those who have ministered to us through the years. Ministers need ministered to as well! There are moments that the best thing you...
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A New Generation Of Deacons

A few days ago I had the joy of speaking in a local church to a group of deacons and their wives. It was a wonderful meeting of true servants....
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7 Things That Are More Important

As we grow older (and hopefully wiser!) we begin to discern more about what is most important, what is more important, what is less important, and what is not important...
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Don’t Just Serve The Lord!

When the Queen of Sheba came to visit King Solomon it was not just his riches and wisdom that she observed with amazement. It was his servants. She noted, "Happy...
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The Leaven of Herod

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Are You Still Running?

The other day a friend I had not talked to for some time asked if I was still running. Yes, my times have not been quite as good as I...
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Questions You Can’t Answer

Why did Jesus wait until He was 30 years of age to begin His ministry when He was so full of wisdom at the age of 12? Why did the...
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An Attitude Check

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Staying In Ephesus

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My Wife’s Ministry

Our First Valentine’s Day, 1995 My favorite traveling companion is the one that God is allowing me to make this journey through life with. Every place is better with her....
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The People God Uses

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Loving What You Do

“Do you enjoy what you are doing?” I hear this question often. The answer for me is...absolutely! While there are challenges in every work, there is nothing as fulfilling as...
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Responding To The Critic

Dr. Mike Edwards served for 37 years as the pastor of the Heritage Baptist Church in Woodbridge, VA. He is a man of wisdom and a great encouragement to those who are serving...
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With Him

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Get in the Game!

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7 Ways To Use The Daily Podcast

Podcasts are a wonderful resource for personal, daily growth. Listening to the faithful teaching of God's Word has often been used to instruct and inspire me along the way. My...
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An Open Door To Reach The Colleges And Universities Of America

One of the early gospel efforts Tammy and I were privileged to serve in at Temple Baptist Church was the Christian Volunteers ministry on the campus of the University of...
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The Spirit of the Pharisees