Biblical Perspectives

Biblical Perspectives, Culture
Stop Impeding Traffic: How Name-calling Hurts Our Witness

By John Martin I am sitting in a small coffee shop in Guntersville, AL.  It is a rainy and dreary day and I am looking out the window trying to get motivated to start working on my projects for the day.  As I am sitting here, I observe something that was both entertaining and enlightening

Biblical Perspectives, teaching
How to Get What You Want in Ministry

How to Get What You Want in Ministry By Dwayne Moore “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.” —John 15:7-8 ESV I remember

Biblical Perspectives, teaching
Grace Upon Grace Upon Grace

By Dawn Kelley, NLW Director of Community There was a lady I once worked with that I judged fiercely for not buying enough milk for her family to drink throughout the week.  At some point during the work week – every work week – she would come into my office and say she was going

Biblical Perspectives
Trusting God in Our Crisis

by Dwayne Moore We’ve seen tremendous results from our recent Africa and US events, training nearly 800 leaders from 11 nations and seeing 20 profess Christ as Savior. While we’re grateful for the fruit, overall it’s been a challenging and disheartening time the past couple of months for NLW International. Our hope is to continue

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Posts
The Ultimate Blessing

by Chris Tippins The beatitudes remind us that, as believers, we live in the “already, not yet.”  While we can and do experience the blessing of God’s promises now, the ultimate blessing and promise is of a future and eternal glory, which is yet to come. True blessing and comfort is found in eternal peace

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Posts
Hang On

by Christopher Tippins Some days you may feel like you’re hanging on for dear life.  Keep hanging on!  But also… let go.  Let go of trying to control.  Let go of trying to keep it all together.  Let go of managing everything on your own. There is a popular message lately which says, “You can do

Biblical Perspectives
God Reigns, God Wins, God’s Will, God’s Way

By Suzanne Provagna The curve ball.  As many times as I get thrown the curve ball, it always catches me by surprise.  I know it doesn’t catch Jesus Christ, my Savior, as a surprise and if I could just remember that, it would make a big difference.  Last Sunday, I sensed God speaking these four truths to me.      

Biblical Perspectives, Missions
God is on the Move Around the World

In May, we learned one of our free resources, Building Strong Worship Leaders, was translated into Vietnamese. This was quite a shock considering we had no idea a church in Hanoi had taken on this huge task. The following quote is from the website which offers the free Vietnamese version: For churches, building a strong

Biblical Perspectives, Worship
More Than Music

By John Martin The tagline for our ministry is “More than Music”, but what do we mean by that? When many people hear the word worship they think of worship as something that we do in church on Sundays. We hear people say things like, “Man, we really worshiped last Sunday! Why, our preacher didn’t

Biblical Perspectives
Gracefully Broken

Rewritten/adapted by Dawn Kelley, original author unknown Just the other night, I was in a long line at a local store when I noticed a mother with two children behind me.  One of the children was just a toddler and the other was older, probably in his early teens.  The older brother had a pack

Biblical Perspectives, Culture
The Open Door

By John Martin I have a question that I would like to ask my fellow pastors; “Do you have an open-door policy?” I once prided myself on having an open-door policy with any and every organization that I worked with. I would tell people, “Please, stop by anytime. I’m always ready to listen.” It was

Biblical Perspectives, Pure Praise Resources
Thankful in Every Circumstance

This article is an excerpt from Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship by Dwayne Moore. Hebrews 13:15 encourages us to “continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name” (NKJV). Praise is primarily acknowledging God for who he is. Thanksgiving, on the

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Work That is Unseen

By Suzanne Provagna This morning I awoke before dawn and went outside.  It was completely dark and, yet, the birds were incessantly chirping.  It sounded like hundreds of birds happily singing while working.  I couldn’t see anything, but it was obvious there was immeasurable activity going on.  If you couldn’t hear, you would not have known the birds were out there.  If

Biblical Perspectives, Prayer
Prayer and Worship

By Dwayne Moore I have a friend named Donald who is a pastor. He lives in Zambia, a beautiful country in south-central Africa that’s slightly larger than the state of Texas. Donald has a heart for God that’s also larger than Texas. I’ve had the opportunity to coach Donald and have him on our international

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Forgiveness

By Suzanne Provagna Forgiveness is on my mind these last couple of weeks.  I can’t begin to understand the depth of God’s love for us and the pain that He went through to watch His only Son take on our sins so that we could live a beautiful life in eternity with our Father in