Men’s Fraternity

A wonderful tool to help you start leading a men’s ministry. We’ve begun using it at Sherwood, and it’s a huge success. Help the men in your church discover authentic manhood and become godly spiritual leaders in the church, their homes and the workplace. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and […]

Paul’s Confession

by Vance Havner (Acts 24:14-16) He affirmed revelation behind him (v. 14).He anticipated resurrection ahead of him (v. 16).He assumed responsibility upon him (v. 16). 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors. […]

"Thankfulness could well be the finest sentiment of a man -- and also the rarest."

"There's always something to be thankful for. If you can't pay your bills, you can be thankful you're not one of your creditors."

"Be thankful if your job is a little harder than you like. A razor can't be sharpened on a piece of velvet."


Why Pastors Leave Ministry

(source: In a study of almost a 1,000 pastors from United Methodist, Presbyterian USA, Evangelical Lutheran, Assemblies of God, and Lutheran-Missouri Synod churches by Dean Hoge and Jacqueline Wenger, pastors gave the following reasons for leaving ministry: 27%     decided to seek another type of ministry17%     had conflict involving the congregation14%     burned out or frustrated […]

Fear Not

Bible Verses for the Soul: Fear Not – 31 Days to Freedom from FearWilliam Gaultiere, Ph.D. It’s been said that there are 365 “Fear Nots” in the Bible, one for each day of the year! There are actually more than 365 verses in the Bible guiding us in how we deal with “fear” (or “afraid”, […]

Volume 07, Issue 21

The Enola GayMichael Catt I just recently returned from an extensive, exhilarating and exhausting trip to the Midwest, Washington, D.C. and Mobile, Alabama. I was able to meet and speak to hundreds of pastors. There are some great servants of God in this nation. Most of them are unknown but none are unimportant. One day, […]

Do You Know? Martin Luther (Part 2)

EXCOMMUNICATIONOn 15 June 1520, Pope Leo X signed the Bull excommunicating Luther.  Describing Luther’s teaching as: “heretical”, “scandalous”, “false”, “offensive” and “seducing”, the Bull called upon all Christians to burn Luther’s books and forbid Luther to preach.  All towns or districts that sheltered him would be placed under an interdict. In response, Luther wrote: “Against the Execrable Bull of AntiChrist.”  On 10 […]

The God Conversation

– J. P. Moreland & Tim Muehlhoff. IVP Books. The authors write, “The God Conversation provides you ith illustrations that will linger with your unbelieving friends, coworkers and family members long after the conversation ends. It gives you rich examples, quotes and stories that will help explain the Christian worldview in your conversations, blogs, e-mails, letters […]

Deep-Rooted in Christ

– Joshua Choonmin Kang. IVP Books. “Come. Accept Joshua Choonmin Kang’s invitation to walk slowly, paying attention to God’s work around you, to walk intentionally, using spiritual disciplines to develop Christlike character, to walk purposefully, experiencing deeper grace and vision. Here are fifty-two brief readings ideal for weekly sabbath reflection or daily devotional use. They point to the path […]

7 Advantages of a Denomination

A few years ago one of my students was facing a big decision. He was trying to decide between a future in an independent church (like the one he was raised in) or joining up with a denominational church. Justin took his decision seriously enough to undertake a research project. He interviewed pastors in both kinds […]

Will the Church Ever Learn?

Okay, you should be able to tell where this is going by the title. There are “churches” today that have little to do with what the New Testament or Christian history calls the church. Only in America could we have made something so sacred so trivial and irrelevant. If we were in a third world […]

Psalm 25

Don’t Be AshamedPsalm 25:1-7 Have you ever been really ashamed? I mean so ashamed that you wanted to go off somewhere and hide forever? Did you want to dig a hole somewhere, crawl into it and then pull the hole in after you? Listen to Psalm 25:1-3: “To You, O Lord, I lift up my […]