Category Archives: Worship

The Truth About Church

One day a man called a pastor to say he wanted to join the pastor’s church. The man was quick to point out, though, that he didn’t want to attend services every week, study the Bible, pray, visit, evangelize, give, … Continue reading

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What Satan Did to Job: Devastation

“The Wiles of the Devil” series (post #4) The method Satan used to get Job was sadistically lethal. It decimated Job’s wealth, his family, his health, his relationship with his wife, his relationship with his friends, and his reputation in … Continue reading

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Worship Wars

Some years ago I met with the pulpit committee of a certain church about the possibility of me becoming that church’s next pastor. I don’t normally take Tonya along for such meetings, but this committee wanted to meet her as … Continue reading

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Church Attendance Through the Ages

I’m a pastor, and so the goal of writing a blog post that gives anybody an excuse to attend church less is pretty far down my “to do” list. With that said, however, I would like for us to have … Continue reading

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Micah’s “Church” (part 2 of 2)

As we pick back up with our story, the young Levite named Jonathan has just been hired to serve as the priest of the “church” that Micah has set up at his home. This “church” is a shrine Micah has … Continue reading

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Micah’s “Church” (part 1 of 2)

“Now there was a man from the mountains of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.” Judges 17:1 The time period of the book of Judges is famously known as the period when “there was no king in Israel; everyone did what … Continue reading

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Lost Church Members

Dr. Harry Ironside was one of the most respected and beloved preachers that Christianity ever produced. Even though he was best known for his tenure as the pastor of Chicago’s Moody Church from 1930 until 1948, his preaching ministry was … Continue reading

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