7 Reasons It’s Tough to Stop being Negative

You probably know somebody like this—that person who’s negative about just about everything. There are multiple reasons for this attitude, but I also think it’s really hard to change this attitude, whether it’s ours or someone else’s. Here’s why.

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Times When I’m Comfortable Trusting My Feelings and “Impressions” to Know the Will of God

There have been times when I’ve just “sensed” what I’ve needed to do, but without a specific, clear biblical text that says, “Do this in this situation”—like, for example, when my wife and I have made ministry moves. Even my calling to preach came from my sense that God had uniquely grabbed my attention.  I’ve learned to trust those feelings and impressions, but with these parameters in place.

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7 Questions to Ask about the Length of a Worship Service

When I’ve taught classes on pastoral ministry, it’s not uncommon for a student to ask at some point, “How long should a worship service be?” My answer is perhaps not that helpful—“I don’t know”—but I’d rather offer evaluative questions than give a standard response. Here are some of the questions I’d consider.

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Daily Devotional

A Daily Devotional from Chuck Lawless