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When Good Intentions Are Bad

(Image courtesy of iosphere at FreeDigitalPhotos.net) Is there ever a situation when good intentions are actually bad?  Absolutely!  Good intentions are bad if you never act on those intentions.  You’re left running on a spinning wheel, going nowhere.  This is true in your personal life, your personal spiritual development, and your personal ministry. The solution… Continue reading When Good Intentions Are Bad

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Cultivating A Culture of Evangelistic Prayer in Your Church

Making disciples.  That’s the Great Commission in a nutshell.  And yet while it can be summarized in two simple words, countless books have been written to describe the many facets of the Great Commission.  It’s not my intent to address all of those facets in this post however.  My purpose in this post is to… Continue reading Cultivating A Culture of Evangelistic Prayer in Your Church

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Does Your Church Pay, Pray, and Stay Out of the Way?

Is your church missions-minded?  If you are part of a typical church, the answer may very well be that your church is more missions-minded than you think, but not in the way that you think. In his book The Sending Church, Pastor Pat Hood said this about his church: We were missions-minded because missions was… Continue reading Does Your Church Pay, Pray, and Stay Out of the Way?