10 Reasons Why Many Churches Aren’t Evangelistic

The following article was originally published at ThomRainer.com on September 5, 2016. Thom S. Rainer serves as president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Among his greatest joys are his family: his wife Nellie Jo; three sons, Sam, Art, and Jess; and seven grandchildren. Dr. Rainer can be found on Twitter @ThomRainer and at facebook.com/Thom...
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Christmas Gift

CHRISTMAS GIFT!That and "Christmas Eve's Gift!" are expressions I grew up with in my family.The idea being that one would make the exclamation to another and the one that it was said to was expected to give the other a gift.Never worked for me then and doesn't work out well for me now.Perhaps it is a tradition in your family as well?I was curious a...
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Why Church Membership Matters

​Romans 12:5 (NIV) 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Church MembershipIn a day when commitment is a rare commodity, it should come as no surprise that church membership is such a low priority to so many believers. Sadly, it is not uncommon for Christians to move from church to churc...
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Preach the Present Pentecost, Not the Past

This coming Sunday (May 15th) marks Pentecost Sunday 2016.  As I sat thinking about that and what we as a church will do to celebrate it, the idea seemed so...old.  So nostalgic.  Please don't get me wrong.  I love looking back to the "good ole days".  But we seem stuck in that mode; never truly moving forward ...
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Celebrate Our Risen Savior!

There has been no one in the history of mankind that has frustrated and infuriated others like Jesus Christ.With teachings like:I am the light of the world (John 8:12 and 9:5) I am the way the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except by me (John 14:6) If you had known me you would have known my Father (John 14:7) Anyone wh...
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