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Entering Into Death’s Shadow Valley is Dr. Matthew Lee Smith’s journey through the horrific process of losing his life-partner, Melodee Joy. It is meant to help others who enter this treacherous and often perilous path.
These books will help guide your daily Bible reading with insights into each passage you read.
Hope Enabler is the real-life story of one Christian parent’s struggle with a runaway child and the hope that God enabled her to have during the darkest moments of that struggle.
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As I asked people what they did when the lockdown was released, it was interesting to hear their responses. I was looking for the big plans that they had hoped and dreamed about. Most of the people responded about enjoying being back … Continue reading
Pastor, why should you go to Israel with us? • The Biblical Reason: Standing in garden where Jesus prayed, being baptized in the Jordan River, visiting the home of Peter’s mother, or even visiting the tomb where Jesus rose from … Continue reading
“The boy grew up and became strong, filled with wisdom, and God’s grace was on Him.” (Luke 2:40, HCSB) The boy grew up and became strong, filled with wisdom, and God’s grace was on Him. Growth. It is the natural … Continue reading
“Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? Sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone you have in the city, bring them out of the place. For we are about to destroy this place, because the outcry against … Continue reading
“For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish my covenant with … Continue reading
Recently a good friend asked whether he should take a position that’s been offered to him. As I took some time thinking about this, I considered this is his first foray into a church ministry staff position. Since he’s young, I wanted to give … Continue reading
A New Book by Sam S. Rainer III Obstacles In the Established Church is that book most pastors wish they would have read years ago. Sam seeks to help those who lead the established local American Church get “unstuck” … Continue reading
Many people today believe Sunday School should go the way of the dinosaurs. (And perhaps the way they do it, it should!) However, in our New Year series, “When Sunday School Works Well!” Dr. Matthew Lee Smith explains how this … Continue reading
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
Editor’s Note: Leadership is incredibly difficult. Courage is essential for great leadership. Scott Musselman’s article is a great help in reminding us of the need for true, Biblical leaders. Remember: “Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid … Continue reading