A study of the book of Philiipians.
The gospel is for all kinds of people. It changes who we are, and it calls us to different tasks.
"'Saint' is not a title bestowed on those who seem to transcend us mere mortals. It is the identity of every single person whose sins have been forgiven through faith in Christ."
"The manner in which you are called to serve Jesus does not determine your worth. Your worth was clearly shown when Christ endured the cross to save you."
Pastoring is simply hard work. In addition to the rigors of leading a church, many men, for various reasons, have to rely on a full-time job to make ends meet. In this episode, Ford McElroy, pastor of Post Oak Baptist Church in Jacksboro, TX, talks about his calling to bi-vocational ministry and the unique challenges that bi-vocational pastors face.
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The story of the Church of the Highlands in Chattanooga, TN is a fascintating one. We sat down with Dr. Jeremy Roberts, Lead Pastor, to talk about how the church went from 10,000 to under 200 with millions of dollars in debt to a thriving church once again.
The issue of immigration, refugees, and national security have been hot-button issues in recent weeks. We sat down with an Iranian pastor who has been through the refugee and immigration processes. He offer valuable insight into the differences between Islam and Christianity, shares his hope for the work of the gospel in his area, and how the church can care for refugees.
Given then sensitive nature of the episode, we've withheld the pastor's name and the name of his church. Thus, there are no show notes for this episode.
Dr. Gerry Lewis is the Executive Director of Harvest Baptist Association, serving churches in the Northwest corridor of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. In this podcast, he describes how God has brought him to an entirely new vision for his ministry, and how that vision has helped him "find his stride" in ways he's never experienced.
Gerry has his own podcast, "Your Church Matters" which you can access through his webiste: www.drgerrylewis.com. He is also the author of "Why 'Bible Study' Doesn't Work", a top 10 best-seller on Amazon.
We see stories on a regular basis regarding the problems in state-run foster care programs. The needs of children orphaned by death, addiction, or abandonment are great but not insurmountable. Bruce Kendrick of EmbraceTexas.org gives insight into how everyone, especially Christians, can make a meaningful impact in the lives of the orphan.
Abortion is considered a right in our culture -- a victimless act with no lasting consequences. In today's episode, we talk with the CEO of Wise Choices Pregnancy Resource Center in Decatur, TX, Connie McCrary. She reveals the truth about the very real consequences of abortion, the circumstances that drive young women to make that fatal choice, and how Pregnancy Resource Centers are practically and powerfully battling for the lives of these young women and their children.
How the Holy Spirit works in the world today is always a topic that generates strong opinions. In this episode, Pastor Bill Kimbley shares his story about embracing what he believes to be a clear manfiestation of the Holy Spirit's power in his daily life and ministry.
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