The boy who died, never went to heaven

The boy who died, never went to heaven
The co-author of Tyndale House Publishers’ The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven is recanting the story of his visit to heaven—and blaming Christian retailers for selling the book. In “An Open Letter to LifeWay and Other Sellers, Buyers and Marketers of Heaven Tourism, by the Boy Who Did Not Come Back From Heaven” published at pulpitandpen.org, Alex ...

Fan the flames of Passion

Fan the flames of Passion
“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, ...

What to do to get Revival

What to do to get Revival
If there was one thing pastors would want to know it would be how to get revival started. We have seen revival happening in our church in the past four or five weeks and I look back and try to analyse how it happened. One thing I realise now however is that Revival comes when ...

Using Technology for Christ 1

Some churches are still comfortable using the old organ. Others have progressed (is that the right word) to using more commonly used instruments such as electric guitar, drums etc. When it comes to that part of the service we all dread – the announcements – some churches use multimedia very effectively, and others just have ...

Who are the preachers you listen to?

Who are the preachers you listen to?
One of the great advantages of living in the 11st century is that we have access to a massive library of sermons and multimedia through the Internet. Most churches these days seem to post their sermons onto the web so that church members who missed the service can still listen or catch up in the ...

Where is Jesus in your church?

Where is Jesus in your church?
So if someone was to walk into your church, as a complete stranger, on any given weekend, would they walk out and say “I came in contact with Jesus today”? Why do we have church in the first place? Is it not because: We love Jesus We want to show our appreciation to God for Jesus ...

The modern church

Jesus is relevant! The church should be relevant too! When church becomes old fashioned we have a problem. We need to be the people who are the hands and feet of Jesus in this world and we need to take the message of the good news to people. Jesus saves. If you had the cure ...

Keeping church relevant

When last did you drive around on a Sunday morning at around 9 or 10 am and look at the mainstream churches in the cities around you? Probably not for a while? Well when we are away on holiday we get a chance to see what is happening in other parts of our land or ...

Organ or electric guitars in church?

Organ or electric guitars in church?
If there was ever anything that was cause for very diverse views among church parishioners it is the subject of appropriate music in church. There is no doubt that music plays a huge role in modern day churches. Just how that music must be done is cause for serious debate. Here is the crux of the debate. ...

Why should I join a small group?

Depending on the size of your church it can be pretty intimidating trying to get involved. First of all we tend to think that others are more talented than we are. We undervalue and undersell our skills and abilities. Other people seem so much more capable. It is also not easy to go up and ...
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