Why God Chooses Broken and Flawed People

Why God Chooses Broken and Flawed People

By Vince Antonucci  God created the church to be a safe haven for these mutants and to be a place of love for those who might feel a bit out of place.

Chasing After the Wind

Chasing After the Wind

By Kyle Idleman  Have you ever wondered why so many people are bored today, during an age of technological wonders, or over two hundred TV channels?

The Difference Between Regret and Repentance

The Difference Between Regret and Repentance

By Kyle Idleman  This is the biggest difference between regret and repentance. Many of us will have an awakening and regret that things have turned out the way they have, but we won't repent of our part in it...

The Pursuit of Pleasure

The Pursuit of Pleasure

By Kyle Idleman  When pleasure becomes our primary pursuit, it delivers the opposite of what it promises. Pleasure has the unique trait: The more intensely you chase it, the less likely you are to catch it.

Following Jesus When You Feel Hopeless

Following Jesus When You Feel Hopeless

By Kyle Idleman  I’ve noticed that even when we get what we hoped for, we often still find that we’re disappointed. Things don’t live up to our expectations. And, after enough disappointment, we lower our expectations and then we settle. We accept that it is just the way life is.

Dealing With Lost and Messy People

Dealing With Lost and Messy People

By Vince Antonucci  I’ve found that many Christians are hesitant to get involved in the lives of people who aren’t believers. Churches can be nervous about someone far from God showing up and getting involved. Why? We think that their lives might be messy.

Loving, Accepting, and Agreeing: What’s the Difference?

Loving, Accepting, and Agreeing: What’s the Difference?

By Caleb Kaltenbach It’s hard to love those we disagree with. How do we reconcile the tension between loving and accepting someone, and maintaining the holy standards God has provided?

Love The Sinner

Love The Sinner

By Caleb Kaltenbach Love the sinner, hate the sin. Even typing the phrase gets me worked up. If there was ever a phrase I wish I could cut out of society, this is one of them. I believe that this phrase has added to lost relationships, divided families, lonely holidays, depressed feelings, and so much more.

 

7 Things To Consider Before Letting Sinners Volunteer In Church

7 Things To Consider Before Letting Sinners Volunteer In Church

By Vince Antonucci “DO YOU LET SINNERS SERVE IN YOUR CHURCH?” This is one of most frequent questions I get from other pastors. It’s not typically worded this way, and it almost always is asked with the best of intentions.

Three Ways To Guard Your Heart

Three Ways To Guard Your Heart

By Kyle Idleman The Bible says everything you do flows from your heart. That’s why our attempts to change our behavior don’t bring any lasting change.

Guarding Your Heart Above All Else

Guarding Your Heart Above All Else

By Kyle Idleman  I want you to think about an area of your life that needs some attention. Something in your life that needs to be changed. Maybe it’s a problem with…  

Following Jesus When You’ve Been Hurt

Following Jesus When You’ve Been Hurt

By Kyle Idleman  Grace received is beautiful, but having to extend grace to someone who doesn't deserve it can be messy.