Links of the Week (4/22/17)

Each Saturday we point you to the best preaching, leadership, and ministry content we have encountered on the internet during the week.

Links of the Week

Links of the Week

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The Unintended Consequences of Sleeping in by Brian Jones

Leaders grossly underestimate the price they pay when they continually hit the snooze button on their alarm clocks.

Barnabas Piper and the Role of Curiosity in a Christian’s Life by unSeminary

The book Barnabas wrote before The Curious Christian is about faith, doubt, and questions. When thinking about questions, you either find the answer you’re looking for or it snowballs and leads you into more questions. While digging into that, Barnabas realized that people don’t know how to think about questions.

The Power in Struggle and Pain by Jonathan Pearson

It’s one of the most famous stories in scripture.
It shows the character of Jesus just as much if not more than any other passage of scripture.
It’s been depicted in flannel graphs and precious moments Bibles for years.

It’s the story of Jesus calming the storm.

Clarifying a Misunderstanding and the Problem with Skimming by Frank Viola

Recently, someone asked me, “Frank, the other day I heard someone say that you’ve changed your views on the church since writing Pagan Christianity. I’ve read your blog since you started it, and I’ve never read or heard you say that. I even remember you saying that you have NOT changed your views on the church. Can you clarify this?”

Ten Common Sentiments Pastors Wish They Could Express by Thom Rainer

I compiled ten of the more common unspoken comments pastors wish they could express. They are in no particular order, and I have chosen not to offer further commentary to them.

United Airlines and Church Policies by EST. Podcast

The guys break down the United Airlines scandal and look at the ways we as pastors can learn from the situation.

Rookie Preacher Articles

An Effective Template for Preaching Christ-Centered Messages by Chris Pascarella

One Major Thing You Can Do To Improve Your Worship Service by Joe Hoagland

A Step-By-Step Approach To Efficient Sermon Preparation by Brandon Kelley

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Written by Joe Hoagland

Joe is a pastor at Rise Church in Marion, Oh. He is married to his awesome wife Jenna and they have one daughter Aryella.

He loves to lead people to Jesus and preach God's word.

You can often times find Joe hiking, camping, writing, reading, or enjoying technology.


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