6/17/15 “5 Sure Signs Of A Dying Church (And A Spiritually Dead Christian)” – Pastor Shane Idleman

June 17th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 6/17/15 “5 Sure Signs Of A Dying Church (And A Spiritually Dead Christian)” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

Church is boring for most because the power of God has vanished from many congregations…there is a lack of desire to pursue Him in the pulpit as well as in the pew. Like Samson, they “know not that the Spirit of the Lord has departed” (cf. Judge 16:20). High attendance is not the gauge of success, faithfulness is.
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5/4/15 “Pastors: Stop Trying To Be Popular – Speak As A Dying Man To Dying Men” – Pastor Shane Idleman

May 4th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 5/4/15 “Pastors: Stop Trying To Be Popular – Speak As A Dying Man To Dying Men” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

There is a very troubling trend in the evangelical church as a whole. We are in desperate need of genuine leadership—broken, humble people who are not afraid to admit that they need God; men who are more worried about prayer than about status and recognition; men who petition God rather than position themselves. Many men want the recognition, but not the brokenness; the honor, but not the humility. The state of the family today is disheartening as well. Men have largely forsaken their God-given role as spiritual leaders in their homes…that, no one can deny. And I believe that the pulpit is partly to blame.
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5-17-14 “I Preach As A Dying Man To Dying Men” – Pastor Shane Idleman

May 14th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 5-17-14 “I Preach As A Dying Man To Dying Men” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

Those who have been called to preach, much like the prophets in the Old Testament, will confront compromise, condemn moral digression, and powerfully denounce sin in the hope of reconciling man to God—they speak the truth in love.
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3/16/2013 – “Pastors: Speak as a Dying Man to Dying Men” – Pastor Shane Idleman

March 13th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 3/16/2013 – “Pastors: Speak as a Dying Man to Dying Men” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

A few years back, I listened in astonishment as some prominent “Christian leaders” talked about replacing “preaching” with “having a conversation.” At first, I thought that they might be confusing individual conversations with how we should speak to the masses, but I was wrong. They felt that we should stop “preaching” from the pulpit and start being more passive and less confrontational. Never mind the fact that Jesus said, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent” (Luke 4:43). But according to many, it’s time to replace the pulpit with a couch and preaching with conversing…
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