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Category Archives: Church Health
Don’t Fool Yourself!
It happens every day … mostly because we are so generous and loving. We choose to believe someone because of what they say. Then, a few days, weeks, or months later we are bitten by that same person. Their lifestyle … Continue reading
Posted in Adundant Life, christian life, Church Health, faith, Leadership Blog Tagged church, couples, evaluation, fruit, Leadership, lifestyle, marriage, mentoring, ministry, practice, relationships, talk, training, walk, words, works Leave a comment
Will We Ever Learn?
Have you noticed how many times you have witnessed a divided church, a divided family, a divided workplace? Jesus tells us that there are only TWO bleak futures for such a group … “However, knowing what they were thinking, … Continue reading
Posted in Church Health, faith, Leadership Blog Tagged Bible, church, conflict, death, division, family, future, Jesus, Kingdom, split, workplace Leave a comment
That Moment When Your Faith’s True Size Is Revealed!
Have you ever come to an obstacle in life and decide to bail instead of press forward? Perhaps because the path grew unfamiliar and uncomfortable you chose to take the easy wrong instead of the difficult right. Going to a … Continue reading
Posted in christian life, Church Health, Deeper Walk With God, Discipleship, faith, God's will, Just Read It!, Love of God, Small Groups, Will of God Tagged Bible, Cinderella, faith, faithless, fantasy, God, God's Word, heart, Jesus, life group, Lord, obstacle, path, reading, small group, Trust, understanding, will, Word of God Leave a comment
Transformed #287: Focusing on Heaven by Focusing on Tomorrow!
People lean in the direction of the affection! This truth is the core of today’s episode of the Transformed Podcast. While every church in America is under change right now, many are not doing well as a result of that … Continue reading
Posted in Church Health, Discipleship, Engaging Culture, Transformed Tagged action, America, blame, change, church, compassion, duty, faith, fast, forgiveness, future, give, heal, health, heaven, justice, lead, mission, pray, protect, rebuild, rescue, responsibility, restoration, rumors, sacrifice, salvation, share, shelter Leave a comment
Nine Traits of Church Bullies
by Thom Rainer Editor’s Note; Great article. Please read! First of two parts Church bullies are common in many congregations. Wreaking havoc, stirring up trouble and creating dissension, bullies typically must have an “enemy.” They aren’t happy unless they are fighting … Continue reading
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9 Traits of Church Bullies
Editor’s Note: This is such an excellent article and such a pervasive problem we are republishing it here in its entirety. If you would like to refer to the original article, you can find it here. By Thom S. Rainer … Continue reading
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Studying James 4:2!
Welcome to the Transformed Podcast! Dr. Matthew Smith, director of Eagles In Leadership, continues to teach verse by verse through the book of James, one verse per podcast. These studies were recorded live in his class at Bible Believers … Continue reading
Posted in Church Health, James Study, Transformed Tagged adulterer, adultery, Bible, Christianity, church, church conflict, covet, desire, discontent, enemy, flesh, God, grace, jealousy, Jesus, murder, pleasure, pride, right, Scripture, sin, strife, war, worldliness, wrong Leave a comment
Dear Churches in America: Prepare to Be Treated Like 1st Century Christians in Rome
Editor’s Note: It is obvious there is an anti-Christian movement moving through the nation at this time. While we do not know what the Lord of the Church has in mind, it is imperative for its leaders, local and global, to … Continue reading
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