In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content. – Paul the apostle in Philippians 4:12 In the later years of his life, the apostle Paul evidently thought a lot about the power of contentment. He wrote the quotation about “the secret of being content” whileContinue Reading

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay In April of 2017, Starbucks created a buzz on social media by introducing their newest beverage, the Unicorn Frappuccino. This frozen, purple-and-pink monstrosity generated a viral response on platforms like Instagram, where almost 155,000 pictures and videos were posted. Good, bad, or ugly, theContinue Reading

In this session, Dwayne McCrary and Mike Livingstone will discuss how believers must be nourished on God’s Word so they will know the truth as well as other topics related to the upcoming Explore the Bible lesson. https://ministrysites.s3.amazonaws.com/podcasts/explorethebible/QS-ETBA-SUM19-EP17.mp3 Go to Source Author: Fran Trascritti

When the doctor delivered the news, I was stunned. There was a 99 percent blockage in my left anterior descending (LAD) artery—the “widow-maker,” he called it. Immediate surgery and life-long changes were required. If I wanted to beat heart disease and live a long and healthy life, I would needContinue Reading

This week, we will examine how God-centered leaders are needed to lead healthy churches. Join Dwayne McCrary and David Briscoe as they examine the topics related to the upcoming Explore the Bible lesson.   https://ministrysites.s3.amazonaws.com/podcasts/explorethebible/QS-ETBA-SUM19-EP16.mp3 Go to Source Author: Fran Trascritti

Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers.—Robert Half (1918–2001), American entrepreneur and pioneer of specialized staffing services Have you ever served on a church personnel committee or nominating committee? If so, you probably participated in face-to-face interviews with potential church leaders. You had anContinue Reading

This week, we will look at how believers are to be mindful of how they represent God in this world. Join Dwayne McCrary and Fran Trascritti in a short podcast as they discuss this important topic and others in preparation for this week’s study on 1 Tim. 2:1-15.   https://ministrysites.s3.amazonaws.com/podcasts/explorethebible/QS-ETBA-SUM19-EP15.mp3Continue Reading

Paul’s letters of 1,2 Timothy and Titus are called “pastoral letters” because they contain instructions for pastors. The apostle addressed them to Timothy, who gave pastoral leadership to the church in Ephesus, and Titus, who led the churches in Crete. In these letters, the elder Paul instructed his young associatesContinue Reading