• The urge to quit when things become difficult is a virtually universal experience. Like the urges to eat, drink, and breathe, this affects nearly ev...
    Overcoming the Urge to Quit
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    October 26th, 2016

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  • Stress in my neck… Stress in my back… Stress in my chest… Stress in my jaw… Stress in my stomach… Probably you carry stress in your body ...
    De-Stressing Your Body
    By Bill Gaultiere
    October 05th, 2016

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  • We all wonder where God is at times, especially when we have no dream or vision, or lack purpose. We wonder where God is when tragedy after tragedy...
    In the Worst of Times
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    September 28th, 2016

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  • It would seem that Pastor Pete Wilson had a great life. Look at his church. He planted Cross Point in Nashville, TN in 2002 and it grew to six campu...
    Pastors Burn Out Too
    By Bill Gaultiere
    September 21st, 2016

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  • Have you ever wanted to call it quits? We all have — every single one of us has gone through a time when giving up seemed like the best, more prom...
    When You Want to Quit
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    August 31st, 2016

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  • I grew up in the South, where football is a religion. Every boy I knew dreamed of becoming a star quarterback. When my relatives gathered for meals,...
    Breaking Free From the Spirit ...
    By J. Lee Grady
    August 24th, 2016

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  • Today, depression is known as the “common cold” of emotional ills. One out of every four people in America suffers chronic depression. The leadi...
    Overcoming the Giant of Depres...
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    August 10th, 2016

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  • Right now you’re probably either bored, busy, or blessed. We were created for intimacy and adventure with God and to share this life with other peo...
    Bored, Busy or Blessed?
    By Bill Gaultiere
    August 03rd, 2016

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  • “And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he owned, “…but you shall go to my country and to my...
    Another Man's Wife
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    August 03rd, 2016

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  • My favorite Christian author, British preacher Charles Spurgeon, always told his Bible college students that a minister must never allow people's opi...
    Don't Listen to These Five Thin...
    By J. Lee Grady
    July 27th, 2016

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  • Most pastors I know work too much. There are a few slackers, of course, but people drawn to pastoral ministry are usually both high achievers and hi...
    Setting Boundaries on Ministry...
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    July 20th, 2016

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  • Most of us live our lives with some kind of fear. It is probably uncontrollable to a great extent. We live in a very fearful world. Every week seems...
    Rid Your Life of Fear
    By Ron Edmondson
    July 13th, 2016

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  • In the 17th century there lived a French monk named Brother Lawrence who was so renowned for this spiritual maturity that he was sought out even by ...
    Are You Serious About Spiritua...
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    July 06th, 2016

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  • Six months ago I started a serious fitness plan. I had gained weight, and I was watching guys my age pack on pounds. Because I have some big dreams ...
    10 Spiritual Lessons I Learned...
    By J. Lee Grady
    June 29th, 2016

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  • I was filled with the Holy Spirit 40 years ago this summer, so I wish I could say I have "arrived" at some level of Christia...
    Toxic Attitudes to Avoid
    By J. Lee Grady
    June 22nd, 2016

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  • In Acts chapter 27, we find the Apostle Paul in the middle of a storm. And what does he do? He paused, broke bread and gave thanks to God. God puts...
    In the Midst of Storms
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    June 15th, 2016

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  • I've spent the past week sitting by my father's bed in a hospital in Georgia. He fell while doing yard work (no 89-year-old man should be trimming wee...
    4 Promises That Will Carry You...
    By J. Lee Grady
    June 08th, 2016

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  • In the Leadership Ellipse Bob Fryling challenges the mental malaise that has become all to characteristic of some leaders. Often confused with “le...
    Mind Control: Why We Need It
    By Bill Donahue
    June 01st, 2016

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  • God loves to turn the tables and beat the odds makers by His miraculous power and He loves to surprise us by His grace and wisdom. The odds makers t...
    Against All Odds
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    May 25th, 2016

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  • A few years ago we had some people working on our roof at our church’s building. Outside my window was an air compressor for their nail guns. It ran...
    A Fast from Noise
    By Michael Hidalgo
    May 18th, 2016

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  • Saul was jealous of David and all his successes, so he pursued him relentlessly for a long period of time. David had his chances to kill Saul and cl...
    Finding Confidence in the Dese...
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    April 27th, 2016

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  • I used to be besieged with self-condemnation, but I’ve found great freedom. Most people I talk to struggle with feeling bad about themselves at ti...
    Don't Be Discouraged by Your Fa...
    By Bill Gaultiere
    April 13th, 2016

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  • One night not long ago, I was awoken before three in the morning and I couldn’t sleep. (My body still thought it was in Greece where we led a “S...
    Pastors Need Safe Places
    By Bill Gaultiere
    March 23rd, 2016

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  • In baseball, there’s a certain area on the bat called a “sweet spot.” If you hit the ball on that sweet spot, it has optimum flight and traje...
    Living in the Sweet Spots of L...
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    March 16th, 2016

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  • The Psalmist wrote, “I have hidden Your word in my heart so I might not sin against You” (119:11). God’s Word can be a protection for our hear...
    Twelve Bible Verses Every Lead...
    By Ron Edmondson
    March 09th, 2016

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  • It was the day of the triumphal entry, when Jesus came down off the Mount of Olives. He entered Jerusalem on a donkey. As He did, people would break...
    Your Life of Worship
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    March 02nd, 2016

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  • I’ve written before about my discipline of exercise. Honestly, it has to be one of the keys to me being effective in life and leadership. I can te...
    Clever Ways to Find Time to Ex...
    By Ron Edmondson
    February 10th, 2016

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  • By Michael Todd Wilson Men in Christian leadership (myself included) are busy people. We generally don’t prioritize prevention unless we see a...
    Personal Sexual Purity and Pas...
    By Michael Todd "MT" Wilson
    February 03rd, 2016

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  • By Michael Todd Wilson So what happens if we find ourselves caught in an active porn addiction, on the other side of a one night stand or feelin...
    A Pastor's Response to Moral Fa...
    By Michael Todd "MT" Wilson
    January 27th, 2016

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  • By Ron EdmondsonDuring times of trials and difficulty we often forget–or we never even understand- the value of brokenness.  Yes, I just wrote the ...
    Seven Values of Brokenness
    By Ron Edmondson
    January 20th, 2016

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  • By Ron EdmondsonI’m a huge proponent of moving forward. I’ve never been a fan of remaining in the past. This could be because I’ve had some past...
    Five Ways to Deal With Your Pa...
    By Ron Edmondson
    November 18th, 2015

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  • “I cannot imagine how busy you are.” This was the first line in an email I received just last week. It’s a statement I’ve heard many times b...
    Busy Is Not Healthy
    By Michael Hidalgo
    November 04th, 2015

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  • Sometimes, as busy pastors and leaders we think, “I’ve got so much to do I just can’t take a Sabbath.” NO, that’s very wrong thinking. You...
    Remember the Sabbath
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    October 28th, 2015

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  • By Wayne CordeiroWhat do we do in uncertain times? What does God expect of us when things are out of our control? We can’t control everything. But w...
    Worship in Uncertain Times
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    October 21st, 2015

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  • God is saying to have a life filled with joy is not a distasteful thing. It is something that is pleasurable in a right, godly and spiritual way. ...
    Embrace Your Sweet Spot
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    October 14th, 2015

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  • God is always with us, but if we don’t recognize His Presence, then there’s something that goes away, something that ends up in a dead end. H...
    Living In His Presence
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    October 07th, 2015

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