Impressions from God's Word 49
The question before us is what the Christian life, true spirituality, really is,and how it may be lived in a twentieth-century setting.
Preparing for our Pastoral Lives with the Right Mindset Part II
The key to building and leading a healthy church is to be a good and healthy pastor (and leader)! Yet, so few of us in ministry take this seriously or make this a priority! We tend to chase trends and our personal agendas and not pursue HIM!
Como tener un tiempo de devoción personal con Dios
The Most Common Diseases That Infect the Church!
A Healthy church needs to develop an immune system to resist disease, else the church will get sick and perhaps even die. We do not mean the diseases of viruses, such as whooping cough, but ones that are even more destructive to our soul and future in eternity! It is much more sensible in our physical health to eat right, reduce stress, and exercise to prevent illness and live a longer, better quality life. If we do not, we get sick and miss one too many sick days and are fired from work, or get that one disease that may...
Hidden? Mysterious? Undeterminable? Ask the average Christian in the pew and they will concede that they passionately desire to know what God is up to in their lives. They want to know God's plan, His will for their Life. So they can better lead their lives. Yet at the same time they will admit their frustrations in seeking it, that their fears creep in saying they cannot live it. Or that it may be just too hard to find. And if you ask them again what they think that will may be, they will utter several self-doubting answers.
Simply put, the Lectio Divina means to be praying in and with the Scriptures for understanding, worship, and intimacy in God's presence to benefit our faith, character, and spiritual growth. Thus, reading as a practice and a discipline means that as we read the Bible, we can and should be praying to our Lord, too. This combines two essential aspects of our Christian walk...
Hijo mio, si recibieres mis palabras, y mis mandamientos guardares
adentro de ti, haciendo estar atento tu oído a la sabiduria; si inclinares tu corazón a la prudencia, si clamares a la inteligencia, y a la prudencia dié res tu voz; si como a la plata buscares, y la escrudinares como a tesoros, entonces entenderás el temor de Jehova, y hallarás el conocimento de Dios.
We compared over 1,103 churches for 15 years to what constitutes a healthy church from our other research.