It’s that time of year again. Holiday busyness amps up to ridiculous levels as you work hard to celebrate Jesus’ birth. But privately you wonder if any good will come of it. Will your church be any different, any better, come January? Is Christmas something that just blurs past, or can it be a time that brings strength […]
Reach Out on Holidays
As Mother’s Day approaches, every pastor’s inbox will be filled with clips and links to fun and sentimental videos about moms. These may be just the right thing to add spice to your Mother’s Day sermon, but your service should not be built around moms. You read it right. Mother’s Day should be about men. Here’s why: 1. On a […]
For those of us who lead local churches, Easter is our Super Bowl. More people attend. More people come to Christ. There’s excitement. There’s hope. And then there’s the week after Easter. One of your lowest attended Sundays of the year. Why? Because everyone attends on Easter. All of your Chreasters, all your once-in-a-whilers, once-a-month-ers, and twice-a-month-ers. […]
You want to make the most of Easter this year, but your to-do list looms large. And you want to do what’s most important. What can you do that will make a big impression on your guests and have a spiritual impact on them after they go home? Give them a copy of The God Questions Gift Edition. Here’s why I recommend […]
This is the time of year when Christians like to read about the birth of their Savior. The hallmark accounts are found in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2. But Christmas passages are found in several other places in Scripture as well.
If you’re looking for “new” and “fresh” accounts of the incarnation, here are a few you may want to read this season: