by Johnathan Arnold
James urged his audience to “be doers of the word and not hearers only” (James 1:22). The emphasis is on doing, but we cannot do what we have not heard. Romans 10:14 asks, “how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?” Just as hearing is essential for believing, hearing is essential for our ongoing formation. Certainly one way to love the Lord with our mind is to pay attention in church.
by Rachel Plank
A letter of practical advice and encouragement for small churches and small church pastors.
by Johnathan Arnold
Unlike the apostles who shared the things they had seen and heard, my knowledge of revival is merely as a student of history who seeks to be taught and as a candidate for revival who needs to be humbled. While reading Leonard Ravenhill’s book Why Revival Tarries, I came across six points that are worthy to be shared and brought up-to-date with examples that will show their relevance. In our lethargic, lukewarm church age, when revival is so desperately needed, we are right to wonder why it tarries. Why has it been so long since we have seen a mighty move of God’s Spirit like those in the days of Edwards, Wesley, Whitefield, and Finney?
by Matt Maloyed
Advice for those publicly praying with others about a spiritual, physical, or emotional need.
by Todd Arnold
October is Pastor Appreciation Month, a time to say a simple yet sincere and well-deserved thank you to your pastor and his family.
Perhaps your pastor is well paid and is provided with a nice parsonage. Nevertheless, "...the undeniable truth is that pulpits across America are filled with pastors who would leave the ministry tomorrow if they only had the opportunity to do so and could do it with some sense of dignity. Discouragement and disappointment constantly seek to suffocate their joy in ministry. Financial pressures, family pressures, and performance and expectation pressures, eventually take their toll over time. ...Satan is out to destroy your pastor. Just like it was with Simon Peter, Satan desires to sift them as wheat!" (Mark Cravens, LinkedIn, September 17, 2018)