Pastor's Forum

The End-Times

I believe I need to do some more end-time teaching than I have in the past. What are some of the approaches that other pastors take in teaching on such issues, and what are the basic things that pastors teach along these lines? I realize there are many different views when it comes to eschatology – how can I teach my people healthy, wholesome doctrine that avoids weirdness? What resources are recommended? Read the responses



No More Whack-a-Mole
Tony Cooke

molewhackHave you ever seen someone playing the game, Whack-a-Mole? They stand before the game board with a padded hammer, just waiting for one of the moles to pop his head up, and they try to whack it before it goes back in the hole. The longer they play, the faster and more erratic the moles are in popping up their heads. Now for the real question: Have you ever felt like your life was just one hectic game of Whack-a-Mole? There you stand, just waiting for the next problem or need or crisis to arrive, and you only hope that you’re fast enough to react to it before yet another “mole” sticks its head up, and the next, and the next. Read this article by Tony Cooke


The Beauty of Holiness
Lisa Cooke

Beauty of HolinessPsalm 29:2 and Psalm 96:9 both say “worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” Some commentaries indicate the phrase “the beauty of holiness” means “in holy attire,” which prompted me to ask, what are we to “wear” during worship? To worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness speaks to me of two things. Read this article by Lisa Cooke


Developing Young Leaders
Hayne Schurz

devyoungleadersIn life and ministry settings, we often have young, potential leaders around us. Some are young in age, others are young in experience or leadership roles. But, can we identify and develop these diamonds-in-the-rough? Not only can we do this, we must! Read this article by Hayne Schurz


Evaluating the Risk Factor
Marvin Yoder

Risk ManagementRisks are necessary, but they are not to be done without caution or wisdom. Taking risks does not mean we blindly leap from the cliff, and hope there is a safety net somewhere. We must value what former US General George Patton observed, “Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.Read this article by Marvin Yoder


Reaching the Muslim Nations for Christ
Pastor Massoud Sadeghi

Muslims for ChristDespite all the negative things that we are hearing and seeing happening, God is miraculously expanding His Kingdom in the hearts of Iranian Muslims in Iran under the strict ruling of Islamic government, which harshly opposes the Gospel and openly persecutes Christians. Even with all these challenges, Iranians are coming to Christ at an unprecedented rate. People are receiving salvation, hope, sight, healings, and freedom. Millions in Iran depend on and receive their spiritual food, and training through programs such as those provided by Nejat Church through satellite TV and internet. Read this article by Massoud Sadeghi


The Work Book: What We Do Matters to God


workbookthumb3One of the first things God did when He placed man into the Garden was to give him an even more specific assignment—a job. In Genesis 2:15, we read that God “took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.” The word “tend” here literally means to work. It would seem that working is just one of the many ways that we were designed to fulfill God’s plan for our lives, and by which we are to glorify Him on the earth.

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“It was never intended that we should receive assurance by believing ourselves to be Christians, but by believing that Christ is our all-sufficient Saviour.”
– James H. Brookes

Faith is not believing something and doing nothing. Faith is an act!
– Chuck Ford

“If people aren’t fighting for something bigger than themselves, they just fight.”
– John Nuzzo

“A true Christian lives and labors on earth not for himself but for his neighbor. Therefore the whole spirit of his life impels him to do even that which he needs not do, but which is profitable and necessary for his neighbor.”
– Martin Luther

“There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in—that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.”
– Mother Teresa