While Groeshel explains seven principles to effective ministry, I especially appreciated how he balances them with the need to keep God at the center.
Dr. Joon Gon Kim, the national director of Campus Crusade in Korea, passed away earlier this year. Tortured, he later spearheaded Christian growth in Korea.
You love your kids and want what is best. We have this list of 10 Things to Pray for Your Children to help give some ideas of what to pray.
God is in the business of changing lives. Tap into His heart by praying through this list of 15 things to pray for your friends that do not yet know Jesus.
Confession in our personal prayers often takes the form of dredging up every possible sin to bring before God. There is a scene in the movie, Luther, where Martin Luther is spending long hours in the confessional of the monastery to the point where the other priest is getting bored with him. Now I do not think God ever gets bored of us coming to Him. But I do think God wants us to know that sin has been dealt with. The purpose of confession in our prayers is not to get our sins forgiven. They are already forgiven. The purpose of confession is to remind ourselves of this truth and to thank Jesus for the forgiveness given to us. Confession is not to rehash the shame of sin, but to annihilate shame’s very existence in our lives.
Praying for your pastor is very important. While God has given you this person to lead you in your journey with Him, he is still a man and needs prayers.
Last night as I was praying with my older daughter and putting her to bed, she was going through her list of people she wanted me to pray for. She decided to add a few new people to the list, and I started thinking how this is like our relationship with Jesus. Here was my daughter just telling me who she wanted to pray for, and I was the one who flushed this out in prayer. Now this is not a perfect analogy, but Jesus lives always to intercede for us.
Even though my daughter wanted to go to China, she prayed and asked Jesus what He wanted her to do. Check out these three truths from my daughter’s prayers.
Someone gave Dr. Bill Bright a million dollars. Did he invest it in spreading the Gospel, making more translations of the Jesus Film? Here is what he did…
With this infant travel checklist, you will remember all the important items for your kid and be able to take your trip with confidence.
Being busy isn’t all that it is cracked up to be. Take inventory of your life. Find what is most important and weed out things that don’t make the cut.