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2017 Defend 17 Sponsor Session – Looking for Answers in All the Wrong Places

Here are the handouts, speaker notes, and links to various books mentioned at the http://www.tncelink.com/ conference. Speaker Notes, Handouts. http://amzn.to/2zy9prV – Who Made God http://amzn.to/2yqYzke — More than a Carpenter http://amzn.to/2yrjzrb — Answers Books for Kids (8) http://amzn.to/2zwmemO — Know Why You Believe http://amzn.to/2zxrgzf — Know What You Believe http://amzn.to/2ysR2RY —¬†What does the Bible really […]

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Christianity Leadership Theology

Reading for the Head and Heart

This is a list from RZIM ministries. What a way to spend the Summer! Recommended Reading Introductory Recommended Reading John Bunyan, Pilgrims Progress Daily Light on the Daily Path (collection of Bible readings) Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Os Guinness, The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the […]

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Christianity Preaching

20 Questions for Prospective Pastors

20 Questions for Prospective Pastors to Ask of their Prospective Churches This is the first of an occasional series about the sometimes awkward interchange between churches seeking shepherds and shepherds seeking flocks. To be certain, there are many other areas that should be addressed. These include the arenas of doctrine, staff relationships, and the leading […]

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Christianity Preaching

Spurgeon on the Pastor & His Emotional Health

I was reminded of these insights¬†from that great English pastor, Charles Spurgeon in his wonderful book Lectures to My Students To often the “burden” of ministry is relayed in low pay, long hours, unappreciative people, etc. The reality is perhaps far more personal for many and the occasional reality for all. Spurgeon described is succinctly […]

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Christianity Preaching

A.W. Tozer on the Preacher and Praying

To pray successfully is the first lesson the preacher must learn if he is to preach fruitfully; yet prayer is the hardest thing he will ever be called upon to do and, being human, it is the one act he will be tempted to do less frequently than any other. He must set his heart […]