I am trying to become more disciplined in my reading habits as a pastor, and I'm curious what other pastors do to stay well-read. What percentage of your reading is from the Bible, and what percentage is in other types of books? How much do you read per day, per week? How much of your reading is geared toward spiritual books, theological books, practical books, etc.? Are there certain authors you read after more than others? Are there some books that you find yourself reading on an annual basis? Do you ever do any recreational reading? Read the responses
A person who thinks they can transcend all limitations is foolish and will end up in trouble. A person who thinks they are bound by all limitations is captive and will end up achieving little. A person who knows the difference between legitimate limitations and conquerable limitations is wise and will end up doing great things. Read this article by Tony Cooke
It is common to hear about God writing our names down in the “Lamb’s Book of Life” as if being saved results in little more than getting our name on the right list. Being a Christian, however, is far more than membership in a religious organization, following a moral code, or even making a decision to believe in Christ and the Bible. When a person is saved God does much more than make an entry in the heavenly ledger. All of these things may occur as one receives Christ, but none of them really explain what actually happens to person when they receive Jesus as their Lord. Read this article by John Carter
Tax Q & A’s for Churches and Ministries
Mark Helland, C.P.A.
Questions with common themes tend to come up from time to time in the day-to-day operations of churches and ministries. I thought it would be helpful for my tax and accounting article this month to focus on some frequently asked questions that can be tricky to navigate correctly. Read this article by Mark Helland
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“Evangelism is not a professional job for a few trained men, but is instead the unrelenting responsibility of every person who belongs to the company of Jesus.”
- Elton Trueblood
“Saving faith and real converting grace will always produce some conformity to the image of Jesus.”
- J.C. Ryle
"When there's something in the Bible that churches don't like, they call it 'legalism.”
- Leonard Ravenhill
“It is in recognizing the actual presence of God that we find prayer no longer a chore, but a supreme delight.”
- Gordon Lindsay
"Too many think lightly of sin, and therefore think lightly of the Savior. He who has stood before his God, convicted and condemned, and with the rope about his neck, is the man to weep for joy when he is pardoned, to hate the evil which has been forgiven him, and to live to the honor of the Redeemer by who blood he has been cleansed."
- Charles Spurgeon