Find out what God expects when Christians live and worship in community.
- A Possible Revolution
- Back to the Basics
- Discovering the "Missing Jewel" of the Church Chuck Swindoll points out that the idea of worship has become too vaguely understood in the church today. Many liken worship to a particular style of music or teaching. Many think it has to do with a certain feeling. After recognizing these and other misconceptions, Chuck explains what worship really means and encourages us to focus on it more regularly.
- Discovering the Gates of Hades
- Hope for Survival Using a very visual example from pioneer days, Chuck Swindoll illustrates the importance of community and “bearing one another’s burdens” in taking the edge off of life’s tough times. If you gravitate toward being a loner and keeping your needs to yourself, then you can benefit from this article’s reminder to share your gifts as well as your hurts with a small group of people who are committed to you. It’s the biblical model.
- How to Recognize a Healthy Church Chuck Swindoll lists six essential qualities that every healthy church should reflect. See how your church lines up—or use this checklist as you search for the right church for you.
- Mending Fences
- Shake It Up a Little
- Ten Essential Characteristics of a Healing Church
- The Biblical Basis for Encouragement Chuck Swindoll centers on some much-quoted verses in Scripture that are, nevertheless, often too infrequently applied. He says that the need for Christians to fellowship together in an atmosphere of acceptance and empowerment has never been greater. The times we live in are growing more and more hostile to those who wish to stand firm for holiness. So we need to be careful not to add to that environment but to counter it with love and grace.
- The Church Awakening: A Discussion about Chuck Swindoll’s New Book
- The Surprise of Victory in Christ David Carl explains how the self-reliance and individualism that bodes well for worldly success doesn’t translate well into the Christian’s walk with God. Jesus Himself made His dependence on His Father and on His disciples very clear. To follow His example, we must learn how to be vulnerable and transparent with other believers and realize how much we can learn from one another that we could never learn on our own.
- What Should I Do When I Disagree with My Pastor? Unity in the church does not require that each member agree with his or her pastor all the time on every subject. It doesn’t even require that you like him. But there are times when your disagreements are big enough that you need to take some sort of action. This article is designed for those times and gives wise steps toward working through your conflict, preparing your own heart properly, and approaching your pastor in the right way.
- What Should I Say to Hurting People?
- What to Do When A Leader Falls This article addresses the sad, unfortunate situation when a Christian leader is willingly violating God’s standards without a repentant heart. It outlines how, when, and why to discipline the offender and thus helps you to go beyond the conflicting emotions involved. The apostle Paul gave some specific directions on this topic so that the sacredness of God’s ministry and His calling could be protected.
- What We Need to Help Us through Trials
- Why Are There So Many Denominations? This is a short but valuable article because it answers a question many non-Christians and new Christians ask: Is it a good thing or a bad thing (or both?) that there are so many different kinds of churches out there? Find out what is negotiable and what is non-negotiable for a Christian in choosing the right place to worship.
- Worshiping with Spiritual Integrity