Here’s a quiz. What do you do when you have a new believer in your church? Check all that apply: Do a happy dance with your spouse and kids. Send out random happy face emojis. You are happy, after all. Slip into your auditorium and onto your knees to thank Jesus for trusting your church […]
Raise Spiritual Maturity
You can Lead a Tour to Israel Have you ever thought about leading a tour from your church to the Holy Lands? But you didn’t pursue it because you didn’t know how to make it happen? It’s another pastor-skill that you just don’t learn in seminary. I’m wrapping up my third tour this week and thought […]
I always thought spiritual growth was like a buffet. You step up to the table and choose whatever looks good to you. You sample. You go back for seconds. And in the end, you’re done. As a church leader using the cafeteria approach, I figured that if I could set out a variety of foods, then people could choose for […]
During the final week of writing The Bible Questions, I had an epiphany. As I started the final five chapters on how to study the Bible in life-changing ways, a thought popped into my head: It really is possible for people to be mastered by the Bible. How could that happen? Malcolm Gladwell, in his excellent book Outliers quotes […]
Everybody has questions about the Bible. One of our regular responsibilities as church leaders is to answer those questions. But where can you go for answers? 2 Types of Questions I’ve discovered that people usually have one of two types of questions. 1. The first has to do with what you find in Scripture. Open […]
Six reasons why everyone would want to read the Bible.
I’ve been helped by alot of books in my lifetime. The Bible has helped me more than any other book – by several orders of magnitude. Here’s what the Bible claims it will do for you: