Tag: Church


Hospitality and Gospel Workers

Read: 3 John Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth. (v. 8) Jesus once said, “Foxes have holes, and birds of


Hospitality for Our Enemies

Read: Romans 12:9-21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (v. 21) Polycarp was a leader in the church of Smyrna, which suffered heavy persecution from the


Hospitality and Leadership

Read: 1 Timothy 3:1-13 Therefore an overseer must be above reproach . . . sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable. (v. 2) What would you include in your list of the most important qualities of a good

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Love Your Pastor

Read: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 Respect those who labor among you. (v. 12) In normal times, church leaders help members navigate family squabbles, health emergencies, and all sorts of personal crises. The

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Faith in Community

I have a confession: when people say that they hear a calling from God, I have no idea what they are talking about. I am not naturally a jealous person,

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When the Cares of Your Heart Are Many

Read: 1 Peter 5:6-13 He cares for you. (v. 7) One feature of my Apple Watch is a sensor that can somehow tell when my heart is beating in ways

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The Best Pastor

Read: 1 Peter 5:1-5 Shepherd the flock of God that is among you. (v. 2) When preaching professor Fred Craddock was asked to name the best preacher in North America,

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Joyful Suffering

Read: 1 Peter 4:12-19 Do not be surprised at the fiery trial. (v. 12) I have yet to suffer for following Jesus, but I have met people who have. One

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An Epidemic of Loneliness

Read: 1 Peter 4:7-11 Show hospitality to one another. (v. 9) “You are the first person I have spoken with in two weeks,” a homebound woman said to our youth