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Over the years, I’ve developed a mental checklist that I typically ask of every sermon before I preach it. Like traveling, this checklist is important because in the rush of getting out the door, I can overlook an essential element to the preaching process if I don’t intentionally pause and reflect upon the task at hand. These seven questions help me do just that.
The way you choose to deal with the people and situations that make you mad will have a tremendous impact on you and others. Your control over difficult circumstances is limited. Your control over how you respond to difficult circumstances is not.
Too often, a leader who was once a servant of others wrongly transitions into being the king of his own kingdom. Here are some signs that a leader has become the “king”:
Believe it or not, marriage and money don’t always seem to mix well. Couples that have been married for a few years sometimes find themselves arguing heatedly over finances. For some, the arguments seemingly never stop, and both parties eventually find themselves asking, “How did we get here?”
This Week at ThomRainer.com:
How Do You Explain Why Members Left the Church to Members Who Stay?
Many exits by church members are the result of self-centered motives. The church members are asking the unspoken question, “What have you done for me lately?”…READ MORE
Seven Things We Can Learn from Attractional Churches
The debate between being an attractional or missional church continues. I’m not a fan of a church that is ONLY attractional, but I do think we can learn some things from the attractional approach…READ MORE