Emotional healing

REACHING THE HOPELESS AT GAINESVILLE HOPE CONNECTION

    Phil Larson is not trying to reach transfer members to Hope Connection Church in Gainesville, Texas. He looks for the down-and-out, people who have given up on the future. Phil takes them in – the local judge and district attorney send most of them to him. Phil teaches them about life and living, and some of them […]

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WILLOW CREEK ELDERS AND PASTOR HEATHER LARSON RESIGN OVER BILL HYBELS

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/august/willow-creek-bill-hybels-heather-larson-elders-resign   In sharing this story, I have no desire to sensationalize, or to celebrate the pain of Willow Creek Church or its founding pastor. In addition, everything in this article is now public information. My motive is sincerely to warn. I am convinced the devil’s first strategy is to get a pastor into a trap. His next […]

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THIS IS DESTROYING MORE CHURCHES, PASTORS, MARRIAGES, AND PEOPLE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IN HISTORY

ministrytodaymag.com/life/deliverance/25176-this-is-destroying-more-churches-pastors-marriages-and-people-than-anything-in-history “The greatest threat to the cause of Christ in the history of the world.” – Josh McDowell BY: CONQUER SERIES  8:00AM EDT 7/16/2018 As we see the daily political and social turmoil in our society, Christians are praying for God to send a spiritual revival to stir the church and ignite the fire of repentance […]

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3 COMMON REASONS FOR MINISTRY BURNOUT

www.startchurch.com/blog/view/name/how-to-prevent-ministry-burnout? By: Raul Rivera Burnout reason #1: Critical Church Members Oftentimes, one of the greatest sources of burnout for a pastor can come from the very people that he or she serves on a weekly basis – church members. These are the folks for which you often stay up late praying. These are the individuals […]

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THESE BOMBS LED ME TO CHRIST

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2018/may/napalm-girl-kim-phuc-phan-thi-fire-road.html The “Napalm Girl” from a famous Vietnam War photo tells her story of coming to faith. By: Kim Phuc Phan Thi You have seen my picture a thousand times. It’s a picture that made the world gasp—a picture that defined my life. I am nine years old, running along a puddled roadway in front […]

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SPIRITUAL GIFTS CRUCIAL FOR EFFECTIVE EVANGELISM

 By: Frank Tunstall The story of the Samaritan woman is a marvelous illustration of the ministry gifts the Lord used to win her, and that the Apostle Paul identified as gifts of the Holy Spirit (John 3:1-17; Ephesians 4:11-13). The setting is the ancient city of Sychar, located some forty miles north of Jerusalem. Sychar […]

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OFFENDED BY JESUS?

By: Frank G. Tunstall  Luke records a story about Jesus paying a visit to a home owned by a woman named Martha, in a village Luke did not name. She had a sister named Mary living with her. Luke’s story makes no mention of a brother. The women hosted a meal for Jesus and His […]

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HOW TO SPOT SEXUAL ABUSE IN YOUR CHURCH

    Introduction By: Frank G. Tunstall Dr. Maureen Farrell Garcia has written an excellent article on how to spot sex offenders in the church. In fact, it’s the best I have ever read. I think it is must reading for all pastors and Christian workers charged with training and protecting children and young people. Every youth pastor should read […]

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ANDY SAVAGE’S STANDING OVATION WAS HEARD AROUND THE WORLD. BECAUSE IT WAS WRONG.

 christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/january/andy-savages-standing-ovation-was-heard-round-world-because.html This is a needed, and provocative article for all of our churches. Ed Stetzer’s is certainly right: the church is responsible to protect the abused, and not the abuser. At the same time, the problem with this article, it seems to me, is that it does not go far enough. We are to protect the abused, […]

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JESUS’ MOTHER: MARY’S EMOTIONAL SWINGS

By: Frank Tunstall Life’s journey can have wide emotional swings of all kinds, going left and right, up and down. This had to be true with Mary, the mother of Jesus. Without trying to be exhaustive, this article will look at some of her experiences that lifted her to the highest pinnacles of joy, and […]

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