Tag: Gospel

Ten Ways Not to Pray

by Jeff Buscher This article is from ec magazine. Want to get on Satan’s nerves? Learn how not to pray. You’ll discover it will make a world of difference in your life and in your relationship with your heavenly Father. Here are ten things not to do: 1. Pray Loudly This is very important. God is very busy these days.… Read more →

Eight creative ways to bust your stress

by Vonda Skelton According to researchers, depression, headaches, hypertension, heart disease, and even cancer have been linked to stress. Uncontrolled stress can increase our negativity and take over our lives, leaving little energy for family and friends. You’ve probably already tried the usual techniques for relieving stress — taking care of your body, relaxation techniques, and simplifying your world. Here are… Read more →

7 Habits of Highly Effective Soul Winners

by LifeWay Resources I interviewed eight Christians that are considered by their church, pastor, or Christian friends to be soul winners. I have attempted to discover some of their habits. Habit 1: Soul Winners Are Prepared They are spiritually prepared. They walk closely with Christ and maintain a consistent devotional life. They are active in their churches and are members… Read more →

How to Welcome Guests in a Smaller Church

by LifeWay Resources Smaller churches have a distinct advantage over larger churches in welcoming first-time guests. First-time guests are easily recognizable since the regular attendees know everyone. What can a smaller church do to be more effective in welcoming those people? The following are four effective initiatives in welcoming first-time guests: 1. Demonstrate practical hospitality. The strength of smaller churches… Read more →

Serving

The Gospel and the Discipline of Serving

by Donald S. Whitney on Thursday, June 21, 2012 Serving is a discipline with little natural appeal. Most other disciplines sound more interesting. For example, some form of prayer is practiced almost universally, even among non-Christians. Meditation on Scripture appeals to our desire for spiritual depth. Fasting can strike us as a challenge to a rugged, self-denying discipleship. But serving?… Read more →