Category: Life in the Church

sin

What to Do With Sin

Here’s a church-life guarantee: people sin. Sometimes, they even sin against you. We all know this. What we don’t always know is how to deal with it. In...

teachweb

What to Ask Myself Before I Teach the Bible

The results of our teaching are entirely God’s business. But it is our business to be as prepared as possible. This not only means...

sundaymeeting

What Should We Do At Sunday’s Meeting?

I love a good sermon, don’t you? But if the sermon is biblical and helpful at the church’s main weekly meeting (typically Sunday), does that make...

preston

What if You Were Preston’s Teacher?

His Sunday school teacher just might have driven him to crime. When seven-year-old Preston Scarbrough woke up early one Sunday morning in July 2009, he just didn’t...

charlesw

Your Favorite Famous Preacher

Renowned preachers of the gospel are immediately accessible on the Internet. Thousands of their sermons can be downloaded for free. Some of these men preach at multiple conferences throughout...

paperbible

Why a “Paper” Bible is Better than a Bible App at Church Meetings

Technology is useful in the church. For example, I Skyped in recently to my congregation’s Sunday gathering when I was...

When Your Church is Not the Biggest in Town

These are days of “largeness” and, admittedly, I have bought into the hype. Let me explain: Normally when my wife and I go out...

love

When Fake Love Seems Real

Many people who reject Christianity do so because of a perceived lack of love in churches. This rejection has caused a reactionary trend that seeks to soften the...

oldcouch

What To Expect From Pastoral Counseling

The goal of all worthwhile Christian counseling is to help believers meet the challenges of life in a way that will please and honor the Lord. It...

early

The Value of Arriving Early to Church Meetings

“If we had left just five minutes earlier, we wouldn’t be in this predicament,” you mutter to yourself, confident that you are going to arrive...