The impact of Christians insulting and attacking others

For the last 12 months, I have been preaching through the Gospel of Matthew. This past week, November 15, 2020, our passage was Matthew 7:1-12. The title of the sermon was “The Cure for Criticism,” and you can watch/listen here: One of the points that didn’t make it into the sermon dealt with the… Read More

“People are looking for friends, not friendliness.”

“People are looking for friends, not friendliness.” – Ben Mandrell Ben wrote the sentence above in the most recent edition of Facts and Trends. I recommend that you read his article, the link is directly below:   To make, mature, and multiply disciples, a church has to be more than friendly; it has to build friendships.… Read More

Pastor- Focus On The Flock, Not Facebook

Today, church leadership magazines list the fastest growing churches in the country; ministry websites announce the largest churches in the country each year, and even the SBC has created a version of the Fortune500 called the SBC500. Many pastors feel pressure to lead churches to be bigger, better, and more influential on a regional or… Read More