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9 Problems with Religious Legalism and Why Its Like Quarantine Hell | Pastor Mark Driscoll

9 Problems with Religious Legalism and Why Its Like Quarantine Hell | Pastor Mark Driscoll

03 Jun 9 Problems with Religious Legalism and Why Its Like Quarantine Hell Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Mark 2:27 The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. God is better to most people than they are to themselves. According to reports, people are working more hours and... Read more

What are things we can enjoy on our Sabbath that well also get to do in Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

What are things we can enjoy on our Sabbath that well also get to do in Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

Different people are energized by and feel rest from different activities. Many of those we will most likely be able to enjoy in Heaven. Have a question youd like answered in a potential future Ask Pastor Mark video? Send an email [email protected] To watch the entire “Good News” series, click HERE. Article/Post Source

How Does the Sabbath Prepare Us for Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

How Does the Sabbath Prepare Us for Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

02 Jun How Does the Sabbath Prepare Us for Heaven? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Hebrews 4:4 For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: And God rested on the seventh day from all his works. A few years ago, when our family was gearing up to... Read more

What is the Secret to Sabbath Rest? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

01 Jun What is the Secret to Sabbath Rest? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Hebrews 4:13 Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it.For good news came to us just as to them, but... Read more

Gods Fatherly Heart on the George Floyd Horror | Pastor Mark Driscoll

31 May Gods Fatherly Heart on the George Floyd Horror Posted at 02:15h in Blog by Mark Driscoll As lawful and peaceful protests, along with some unlawful rioting, erupt around the nation following the murder of George Floyd, the issues of equality, justice, and racism are rightly at the forefront of the national news and... Read more

Pastor Rick Warren on Re-Opening: ‘Saddleback Is Going to Be Patient’ | RELEVANT Magazine

While many states are lifting pandemic social distancing guidelines, healthcare professionals remain uncertain about the wisdom of resuming large gatherings. The U.S. continues to weather the most severe COVID-19 outbreak in the world, crossing the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths on Wednesday, and 70 percent of pastors have told the Barna Group that they... Read more

What are the rewards awaiting Christians in Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

29 May What are the rewards awaiting Christians in Heaven? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll In this life, people are motivated to work hard and invest smart so that their efforts are rewarded with a return on investment. When it comes to eternity in Gods Kingdom of Heaven, however, there is... Read more

Free “1 Peter” Study E-Book | Pastor Mark Driscoll

Click the button below for a free study e-book to accompany the 9-week series “Odd Life: Good God. A Study in 1 Peter”. We hope this free e-book helps you, your small groups, and your family study the book of 1 Peter. setREVStartSize({c: 'rev_slider_4_1',rl:[1240,1024,778,480],el:[400],gw:[1240],gh:[400],type:'standard',justify:'',layout:'fullwidth',mh:"0"}); var revapi4, tpj; jQuery(function() { tpj = jQuery; if(tpj("#rev_slider_4_1").revolution == undefined){... Read more

Is it ok to date again without being fully divorced because of government shutdowns? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

As the ministry of The Trinity Church has increased and moved temporarily online, Pastor Mark, Grace, and family have been releasing a special series of “Ask Pastor Mark” videos each week to help answer pertinent questions during this time! This question is about whether it’s ok to date again without being fully divorced because of... Read more

GOOD NEWS: What will work be like in Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

28 May GOOD NEWS: What will work be like in Heaven? God Works Genesis 2:2 on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done God sets the example of work & rest to keep us healthy If... Read more

‘God Gave Me a New Heart’: Pastor Survives Heart Transplant amid the Pandemic

'God Gave Me a New Heart': Pastor Survives Heart Transplant amid the Pandemic A Florida Pastor has a new lease on life following a near-death experience.In mid-March, Pastor Mark Berney of River of Life Assembly of God Church in Merritt Island, Florida fell back in his chair and started seizing during the course... Read more

Mississippi Pastor Says He Is Praying for Person Who Burned Down His Church

Mississippi Pastor Says He Is Praying for Person Who Burned Down His Church A Mississippi pastor says he and his congregants will pray for the person who set their church on fire last week.We recognize that not everyone shares our belief in the Word of God as revealed in the Bible, Jerry Waldrop,... Read more

Will sin be possible in the Kingdom of Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

28 May Will sin be possible in the Kingdom of Heaven? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll In our study of Heaven for the Good News sermon series, one question has been asked online perhaps more than any other. Since Satan and the demons who started as angels sinned in the perfect... Read more

Can you still go to heaven if you were cremated? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

27 May Can you still go to heaven if you were cremated? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll For some years, I have answered a question that someone has sent to our ministry inbox or posted on our ministry social media. One question that, much to my surprise, has been among the... Read more

Offline Pastor, Relax… The Chief Shepherd is at Work – TGC Africa

Technology has proven a tremendous gift of God during the current pandemic. As we settle into this new reality, many of us ministry leaders are thanking God for the ability to go online. Communication is possible even when corporately gathering is not. But what about the pastor who has no internet connection to his people?... Read more

What should I do if my husband says he’s not a believer anymore? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

In this week’s question, Pastor Mark and Grace answer a question from a wife on what to do when her husband, who she thought was a Christian their entire marriage, tells her he no longer believes in God. Have a question youd like answered in a potential future Ask Pastor Mark video? Send an email... Read more

Wuhan pastor interrogated by police while leading Zoom evangelism meeting

Pastor Luo was detained by police as he led the Zoom meeting(Photo: ABC News)A pastor in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the origin of the novel coronavirus, was taken away by police for interrogation while he was leading an online meeting of Christians on evangelism and church planting, according to the Chinese Christian Fellowship of... Read more

Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 7): God is a Father who Lost a Son | Pastor Mark Driscoll

26 May Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 7): God is a Father who Lost a Son Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll For parents who have lost a child, the gospel of Jesus Christ is a great comfort. God is a Father, and Jesus Christ is the Son of God. When... Read more

How do I Pastor a Congregation with no Internet Access? – TGC Africa

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many churches will not meet over the coming weeks. Therefore the global church is full of suggestions for how a pastor can shepherd his congregation using the internet as the tool to connect. But, for many in Africa, this is far from reality and not a possibility. Many are wondering,... Read more

Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 6): Jesus Became a Child and Loves Children Born and Unborn | Pastor Mark Driscoll

25 May Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 6): Jesus Became a Child and Loves Children Born and Unborn Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll My wife Grace has miscarried and whenever I think about it, I tear up as it feels like someone is missing and our Fab Five should be... Read more

How a pastor found healing and peace when he forgave his wife’s killer

On the evening of June 17, 2015, Myra Thompson was leading a Bible study at the predominantly black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. When a young white man, Dylann Roof, turned up at the study, he was welcomed in by the group. But as the study drew to a close and the church... Read more

5 Lessons on Faithful Endurance from a Longtime Pastor

When I became a pastor 12 years ago, I quickly realized the dropout rate among pastors is high. Statistics vary, but Ive personally known several pastors who left ministry for one reason or another. Sometimes we forget, though, the pastors whove persevered in faithful ministry for decades. My friend Dave Lewis is an example. Dave... Read more

GOOD NEWS: What will Sabbath rest be like in Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

23 May GOOD NEWS: What will Sabbath rest be like in Heaven? Going to Heaven is Like Leaving Egypt Hebrews 4:13 Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. 2For good news came to us just as to... Read more

How Should a Pastor Think Through Leaving His Church?

In spring 2014, I made one of the most gut-wrenching decisions of my adult life: I resigned as pastor of a church that had called me little more than three years before. After months and months of prayer, soul-searching, sleepless nights, and seeking advice from wise men with decades in the trenches of ministry, I... Read more

The FAQs: Coronavirus Explained by an Infectious Disease Expert and Pastor

What is the coronavirus? Since the beginning of this year, we’ve been reading and hearing about a family of viruses known as coronaviruses. There are 69 species of this virus, seven of which can affect humans. The rest of the virus species are contracted by animalsmostly pigs, bats, and other small mammals. Its name comes... Read more

Take Heart, Pastor. Your Church Wont Be Empty Sunday.

This coming Lords Day, Im preparing to do something Ive never done before: preach to an entirely empty sanctuary. A stripped-down version of our service will be livestreamed from the church to our congregants as they watch from home or in small groups. Ill be one of hundreds, if not thousands, of ministers and worship... Read more

Church Life Goes On: Italian Pastor Reflects on COVID-19

The coronavirus is still heavily hitting Italy, and the outcomes in terms of victims, losses, and long-term consequences for the economy (e.g., jobs) appear dramatic. It’s too early to grasp the lasting impact of the crisis for the church. Well need time to reflect on what the Lord is doing in this. Certainly, he is... Read more

Pastor, You Cant Give What You Havent Received – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Collin: Harold Senkbeil has the secret of sustainable pastoral work: “You need to realize that you’ve got nothing to give to others that you yourself did not receive.” That’s his main message in... Read more

How can you know God’s will for your life? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

As the ministry of The Trinity Church increases and moves temporarily online, Pastor Mark, Grace, and family will be releasing a special series of “Ask Pastor Mark” videos each week to help answer pertinent questions during this time! This question is about how to discern God’s will for your life. Have a question youd like... Read more

Pastor who laid hands on COVID-19 sufferers, claiming to heal them, has died from the virus

Frankline NdiforTwitter/AkereMunaA pastor who claimed to have 'healed coronavirus sufferers by laying his hands on them' has died from Covid-19, sparking fear among his followers.Sufferers of the coronavirus had flocked to the Kingship International Ministries Church in Cameroon where Pastor Frankline Ndifor, 39,  who was a candidate in the central African state of Cameroon's presidential election... Read more

Will we be married in the Kingdom of Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

15 May Will we be married in the Kingdom of Heaven? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll On earth, my favorite person is my wife Grace and my favorite place is wherever Grace is. Weve been together since March 12, 1988. Thinking about life without her for one day, let alone eternally... Read more

GOOD NEWS: Will we be married in Heaven with our pets and babies? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

17 May GOOD NEWS: Will we be married in Heaven with our pets and babies? LINK TO SERMON The whole world is afraid of death. Bad news = bad health If this is all there is, I better pack it in and if I dont have a lot of regrets If this is all there... Read more

3 Things I Learned from a Pastor Who Endured for 70 Years

Pastor Vernon Lyons is my wifes grandfather. In 1951, he planted a church in Ashburn, a neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. And until this year, for nearly seven decades, he faithfully pastored that church. I suspect most in my generation dont know him. He wont headline any conferences this year. His Twitter following... Read more

Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 1): 6 Options | Pastor Mark Driscoll

18 May Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 1): 6 Options Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll The loss of a child is deeply personal and painful. My wife Grace and I are very blessed to have five healthy children, but several years ago Grace also suffered a miscarriage. It was a... Read more

Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 2): Baby Baptism | Pastor Mark Driscoll

19 May Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 2): Baby Baptism Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll As a new Christian and Senior Pastor in my twenties, I will never forget one of my first funerals. A godly young couple gave birth to twin boys born prematurely. One lived. The other died.... Read more

How do I get my husband to want to do chores? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

[vimeo 420105424 w=1060 h=596] In this week’s question, Pastor Mark and Grace answer a question from a wife on how to encourage her husband to want to do chores around the house when he gets home from work. Have a question you’d like answered in a potential future Ask Pastor Mark video? Send an email... Read more

Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 3): The Age of Accountability | Pastor Mark Driscoll

20 May Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 3): The Age of Accountability Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll The loss of a child is devastating, whether that childs life ends in the womb of its mother through miscarriage or abortion, or sometime after birth. With so many lives ending young, the... Read more

Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 4): What Respected Bible Teachers Say | Pastor Mark Driscoll

21 May Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 4): What Respected Bible Teachers Say Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll When people have a question about the Bible, they often ask their pastor. When their pastors are not sure about the answer, they tend to ask a theologian who has studied the... Read more

Should I feel bad for not wanting to go to church because of the virus? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

As the ministry of The Trinity Church has increased and moved temporarily online, Pastor Mark, Grace, and family have been releasing a special series of “Ask Pastor Mark” videos each week to help answer pertinent questions during this time! This question is whether someone should feel bad for not wanting to go to church, with... Read more

Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 5): 3 Reasons for Hope from the Bible | Pastor Mark Driscoll

22 May Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 5): 3 Reasons for Hope from the Bible Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll One of the most painful counseling sessions I have ever sat in as a pastor was with a godly young couple. Sitting in my office, they began by smiling as... Read more

Be Blessed By Pastor Kenan Thompson's Hilariously Bumpy Zoom Church on 'SNL' | RELEVANT Magazine

Be Blessed By Pastor Kenan Thompson’s Hilariously Bumpy Zoom Church on ‘SNL’ | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Zoom has shortly develop into a staple of our private {and professional} lives a bit too shortly for everybody to determine all of the kinks. That fact was put to messy use onSaturday Night time Dwell‘s latest episode when Kenan Thompson played the beleaguered pastor of Mount Methuselah Baptist Church. The spirit... Read more

Praise in the Pandemic: A Conversation with Elevation's Pastor Steven Furtick and Chris Brown | RELEVANT Magazine

Reward within the Pandemic: A Dialog with Elevation’s Pastor Steven Furtick and Chris Brown | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1]     RELEVANT: Are you wanting ahead to life getting again to regular as the rules begin to elevate or have you ever discovered quarantine life soothing? PASTOR STEVEN: I miss our church a lot. After I watch an previous video, which even could possibly be six weeks in the past, I... Read more

This Pastor Says He Accidentally Preached His Online Sermon With Goofy Filters On | RELEVANT Magazine

This Pastor Says He By chance Preached His On-line Sermon With Goofy Filters On | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Whoops. Nicely, hey, we’re all in uncharted waters right here. We make plans and God laughs. There’s no playbook for what church issupposedto appear to be proper now, so perhaps it’s no shock that in at the least one church, it appears like a pastor who alternatively seems to be a catperson,... Read more

A Pastor Who Held Services Despite Social-Distancing Guidelines Has Died of COVID-19 | RELEVANT Magazine

A Pastor Who Held Companies Regardless of Social-Distancing Tips Has Died of COVID-19 | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Bishop Gerald O. Glenn of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church vowed to maintain maintain church companies until Im in jail or the hospital. He even posted a video of his packed out church service in Virginia, defying pandemic tips urging People to keep away from gatherings of ten individuals or extra. Sadly, Glenn... Read more

Joshua's Story: From Porn Star to Pastor

Joshua’s Story: From Porn Star to Pastor

[ad_1] Meet Joshua BroomeMy identify is Joshua Broome, and I've been in over 1,000 pornographic movies, received varied awards, traveled the world, and grossed over one million {dollars}. Some could have thought that I had all of it, however throughout this time I used to be near taking my life.Joshua’s ChildhoodI grew up in a... Read more

A Tampa Bay Pastor Has Been Arrested for Holding Services During COVID-19 Lockdown | RELEVANT Magazine

A Tampa Bay Pastor Has Been Arrested for Holding Providers Throughout COVID-19 Lockdown | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Police warned Rodney Howard-Browne, pastor of the River at Tampa Bay Church, concerning the risks of holding Sunday providers at his Florida megachurch, however Howard-Browne defied the self-distancing tips and held two massive providers, even busing folks in. He has since been arrested on misdemeanor expenses of illegal meeting and violating quarantine... Read more

Pastor, Are You Growing in Submission to Scripture?

Pastor, Are You Rising in Submission to Scripture?

[ad_1] Immerse Your self in Gods Phrase One factor to note concerning the Pastoral Epistles is that they don't urge the leaders of Gods folks solely to know the Scriptures nicely and to show them nicely to others. In addition they urge them to use these Scriptures to themselves. Furthermore, when leaders of Gods persons... Read more

Church Life Goes On: Italian Pastor Reflects on COVID-19

Church Life Goes On: Italian Pastor Displays on COVID-19

[ad_1] The coronavirus remains to be closely hitting Italy, and the outcomes when it comes to victims, losses, and long-term penalties for the financial system (e.g., jobs) seem dramatic. It’s too early to know the lasting impression of the disaster for the church. Properly want time to replicate on what the Lord is doing on... Read more