Category Archives: Ministry

Self-Worth, Ministry, and Misery—4

We can deliver the best sermons, teach the best apologetics lectures, or write the most respected books but if we don’t do it from love, then from God’s perspective, we “gain nothing”? That is what it says, right? Continue reading

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Self-Worth, Ministry, and Misery—2

I ended yesterday’s post telling about my ministerial jealousy and how I became very tired. In fact, I got so tired that I would wake up, have breakfast, and take a nap. Then I’d wake up, have lunch, and take … Continue reading

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Self-Worth, Ministry, and Misery-1

Most Christians in ministry base their self-worth on their ministry success but this is disastrously destructive to discipleship. Continue reading

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Fasting and Rewards

If Bill Gates, who is the richest man in the world, told you that if you did not eat anything for a while and kept it to yourself that he would reward you, would you take him up on it? … Continue reading

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How to Start an Apologetics Ministry in Your Church

Over the years I’ve talked with many people who have successfully started apologetics ministries in their churches and others who tried but failed. What follows are some suggestions on how to start an apologetics ministry (these suggestions apply to other … Continue reading

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Another Reason We Lust: We Seek Self-Worth

Another thing that fuels lust is our basing our self-worth on worldly standards. If we are not going to find value in our relationship to God, then we will base it on what the world values. What does the world … Continue reading

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An Apologist in Every Church

It is my heartfelt contention that every church in the world needs an apologist. Here’s why I say that. I have found that the average member of the average congregation is riddled with doubt. They hear The Da Vinci Code … Continue reading

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Who Will Be Greatest?

Last week I talked about the folly of basing your ministry success on the worldly point of view. Related to that is a mistaken notion that troubles many Christians: that they might be way down towards the bottom rung when … Continue reading

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Arguing Doesn’t Do Any Good? Sure It Does!

We’ve all heard someone say, “People shouldn’t argue.” Well, my answer to that is to ask, “Can you give me some reasons for why you believe that?” Of course the reason is: “because arguing doesn’t do any good.” To this … Continue reading

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