What makes a church a church? More importantly, what makes a church a healthy and lasting church? Have you seen any buildings in your community that were once considered “churches”? Once vibrant places where people gathered on Sunday, they are no longer in the business...

Joshua led Israel during a time when the spiritual focus of the nation was centered on God and his faithfulness. We read in the book of Judges: “The people served the Lord throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him and who had seen all the gre...

In Mark 11:12-19, Jesus curses a fig tree for not bearing fruit and then he immediately drives the moneychangers and merchants out of the temple. In verse 14, he says to the fig tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” At first glance, it would seem unreasonab...

The influence of culture on how people view God and their devotion to Him has been a danger to every generation. Albert Mohler, in his book, Culture Shift, mentions how Aristotle once described the challenge of a culture like the problem of a fish in water. Knowing not...

Church Revitalization involves more than getting some new people to attend a declining congregation. It involves spiritual renewal. Spiritual renewal begins when people become passionate about God's Word; when they are burdened for those in their communities who are sp...

Charles Sheldon’s book, What Would Jesus Do?, has had a profound impact on many lives. There have been countless times in my own life and ministry when I have stopped to consider that very question, “What Would Jesus Do?”

What Would Jesus Do? –often shortened to WW...

The world needs healthy churches. Without them, the world would hear little of their message and feel even less of their impact. And by the way, the church has a great message–the best there is in the world. It is called the good news of Jesus Christ. It is a life chan...