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Running on Empty? 5 Ways to Walk with Grace When You Have None

We’ve all encountered those moments in ministry and life when we feel spent, empty, with nothing else to give.

Maybe lived on exhaust one gasp too long. Maybe burning the candle on both ends and in the middle wasn’t such a great idea. Maybe a series of sleepless nights got the best of us.

Whatever the cause, we have nothing left to give and for just a few more hours—whether it’s a Sunday service, a Wednesday night gathering, or the conference that still has a day to wrap up—we must hang on.

But to what? Continue Reading...

4 Powerful Ways to Fight with Joy Today

People fight adversity with many tools. Anger. Sadness. Denial. Frustration.

But my weapon of choice for this fight is joy.

I’ve been trying to fight with laughter and happiness and levity and winsomeness and mirth and gladness and gratefulness. Some days I fare far better than others. But I’m still continuing the fight.

Will you join me? Will you choose to fight with joy no matter your circumstance or adversity?

Here are 4 powerful ways to fight with joy today: Continue Reading...

Free 40-Day New Testament Reading Guide to Refresh to Your Daily Routine

Are you ready to experience some of the most life-giving, perspective-changing, hope-filled days of the entire year?

During the 40 days leading up to Easter, over 50,000 people from around the world joined the #LentChallenge—a fast and furious adventure through the entire New Testament.

Even if you didn’t participate during the #LentChallenge, you can still read the New Testament in 40 days, too. We’ve created a free PDF download reading guide  for the New Testament that can be used throughout the entire year.

And if you did join us for the #LentChallenge, we have something special for you, too. After slews of requests, we created a PDF reading guide to read the entire Old Testament in 40 days. Continue Reading...

3 Bible Questions You’ve Asked Yourself Before

As the #LentChallenge comes to an end—(can you believe it?!)—we’re inviting Dr. Craig Blomberg to weigh in on a few final questions.

You’ve probably wondered these 3 things yourself, too: Continue Reading...

The ONE Way to Improve Your Teaching and Writing

Sometimes referred to as the “Prince of Preachers,” Charles Spurgeon was famed for preaching at his church in London to crowds of more than six thousand people. With more than twenty-five hundred of his sermons published, this famous preacher has more books in print than any other pastor in history.

In one account from Spurgeon’s life, a young pastor approached the famed preacher and asked if he’d listen to him teach and provide feedback of his presentation.

Spurgeon agreed.

The young pastor preached a passionate sermon. He waited in excited expectation for Spurgeon’s response.

Spurgeon observed that while the sermon was well-delivered and well-prepared, it was poor.

The young pastor pressed Spurgeon to know why. Continue Reading...