Resources by Topic: Church

Men and Women in the Church

Men and Women in the Church

The church is filled with energetic, talented women who are eager to proclaim the gospel. Is it biblically permissible for these women to be leaders? Read or Listen →

A Gentle Dogmatism

A Gentle Dogmatism

Walk through any Christian bookstore and you will find critiques of the church’s activity and theology. How do we discern the real church. Read or Listen →

No White Garments

No White Garments

Jesus had a special message to church members who were blind, naked, and poor. He told them to buy some items from Him. Read or Listen →

Neither Hot Nor Cold

Neither Hot Nor Cold

The Bible tells us that certain behaviors make Jesus so upset that He wants to spit. It sounds surprising, but it's true. Read or Listen →

Practical Hope

Practical Hope

Do you find yourself thinking of the Second Coming of Christ as a mysterious event far off into the future? Read or Listen →

Hope that Leads to Holiness

Hope that Leads to Holiness

Jesus is coming soon. So what are we supposed to do while we wait for Him? Nancy describes the attitude and behavior of those who are hoping for His return. Read or Listen →

Expecting Christ's Return

Expecting Christ's Return

When you’ve been apart from someone you love, you count the days until you can see them again. Do you feel that type of longing for the return of Christ? Read or Listen →

Coming Back Soon

Coming Back Soon

In the first century Jesus said, "I am coming back soon." That was over 2,000 years ago. Has Jesus failed to deliver that promise? Read or Listen →

Hope for the Powerless

Hope for the Powerless

Plenty of people are trying to gain power through political influence, money, or popularity. But do these channels truly provide power? Read or Listen →

He Holds the Keys

He Holds the Keys

When someone hands you their keys, they are giving you authority and responsibility. Jesus holds some important keys. Read or Listen →

Hope for a Dead Church

Hope for a Dead Church

If you have been faithfully serving God in a struggling church, don’t be discouraged. Nancy provides hope for you and your church. Read or Listen →

Hope in the Coming King

Hope in the Coming King

Jesus refers to Himself as the morning star. It’s a star that appears when the night is almost over. What does this mean for you? Read or Listen →

Always a Remnant

Always a Remnant

Do you ever feel alone making biblical decisions while most people around you go with the flow of culture? Gain encouragement today. Read or Listen →

The Judgment of a Just God

The Judgment of a Just God

When God acts as judge, He is never unjust. His judgment follows mercy that has been refused. Gain a clear understanding of God’s justice. Read or Listen →

No New Heresies

No New Heresies

What’s more important in a church--truth or love? Nancy says most churches emphasize one or the other, but we need to balance both. Read or Listen →

Belief and Behavior

Belief and Behavior

When sin is allowed to flourish in the church, two groups of people need to repent: those committing the sin and those tolerating it. Read or Listen →

Keeping Your Covenant

Keeping Your Covenant

Imagine the devastation of a wife whose husband has been unfaithful. That’s the type of grief we should all feel when we are unfaithful to God. Read or Listen →

God Knows Where You Live

God Knows Where You Live

Obedience to God is not like paying federal income taxes. There are no exemptions and no deductions. God gives you the grace to obey. Read or Listen →

Revelation Part 3, Day 3

Revelation Part 3, Day 3

Suffering has a limit. God won’t allow more than is needed for your good and His glory. If you feel like you’re at that limit, get some encouragement. Read or Listen →

Spiritually Rich

Spiritually Rich

If someone wanted to give you an incredibly huge gift, you wouldn’t ignore them. But someone does want to give you an incredibly huge gift. Read or Listen →

Set Apart

Set Apart

If people knew the real you—knew what you do in secret—what would they think? Read or Listen →

Embracing Brokenness

Embracing Brokenness

Do you ever feel like the church is so broken that you want to give up and not go back? Mark Vroegop shows you why staying in the church is a good idea. Read or Listen →

A Desperate Need

A Desperate Need

Does it seem that the world keeps growing more bleak? There is also a widespread movement among God's people to cry out to Him for revival. Read or Listen →

Purposeful Suffering

Purposeful Suffering

Suffering has a limit. God won’t allow more than is needed for your good and His glory. If you feel like you’re at that limit, get some encouragement. Read or Listen →

The Unveiling

The Unveiling

There are few books of the Bible that create as much heat as Revelation, generating controversy and debate. Read or Listen →

Women in the Church

Women in the Church

The apostle Paul wrote that in Christ there is no longer male or female. Does that mean there aren’t any distinctives between men and women? Read or Listen →

Holiness in the Church

Holiness in the Church

The new buzzword in churches is "relevant." It seems like everybody wants their music and presentation to be relevant to an unchurched audience. Read or Listen →

Pastors Talk About Church

Pastors Talk About Church

You may not always see it, but pastors and their wives are under constant pressure. Today on <i>Revive Our Hearts</i> find out what it’s lik Read or Listen →

God Will Speak

God Will Speak

Do you ever find yourself leaving church thinking, "I didn’t get much out of the sermon today. The pastor didn’t do a very good job." Read or Listen →

The Listener's Role

The Listener's Role

Did you get much out of your pastor’s sermon last time you were in church? Maybe that question has more to do with you than with your pastor. Read or Listen →

Women in the Church

Women in the Church

Women in the church can be either a great blessing, or they can do incredibly great damage. They can make the gospel believable, or they can Read or Listen →

Holding Him Up

Holding Him Up

Can you imagine praying for your pastor for an hour everyday? On today's <i>Revive Our Hearts</i> you’ll get to know a man who actually does. Read or Listen →

No Comparison

No Comparison

In a consumer-oriented society, we like to compare products and get the best value. But churches and pastors are not products! Read or Listen →

Is it Ever Okay to Leave?

Is it Ever Okay to Leave?

Church-hopping is so common today, choosing a church for life might sound strange or extreme. But Nancy shows why commitment to a church is important. Read or Listen →

Under a Microscope

Under a Microscope

With children there are always good days and bad! Today you may be so impressed with their maturity. Then they blow it big time! Your pastor can be the same. Read or Listen →

Right Expectations

Right Expectations

If every leader were perfect—we’d never be disappointed! So why do we bother following them in the first place? Read or Listen →

Getting Along

Getting Along

When kids argue, nothing gets done while you play referee! Hmm. Did you ever think it can be like that for a pastor. Read or Listen →

Is it OK to Leave?

Is it OK to Leave?

Leaving a church can be hard. How do you know when it's time to make a change or whether it's even okay to do so? Read or Listen →

How to Get Involved

How to Get Involved

What's church like for you on Sunday mornings? Do you arrive late, let your mind drift during the sermon, and rush home after the amen? Read or Listen →

You Need the Church

You Need the Church

Maybe you've heard people say they believe in God but don't feel the need to go to church. Well, Nancy Leigh DeMoss emphasizes the importance of the church. Read or Listen →

No Plan B

No Plan B

Jesus entrusted the church with the responsibility of continuing His work on earth. Do you think He set up a back-up plan? Read or Listen →

An Organism

An Organism

Our culture divides people based on age, income, social status, and race. But Nancy Leigh DeMoss shows how all those barriers get erased when the church works. Read or Listen →

What is a Church?

What is a Church?

Who needs the church? Does being committed to a local body really matter? Today Nancy offers some answers to those questions. Read or Listen →

The Family of God

The Family of God

Nancy talks about the importance of being part of a church, the importance of functioning and serving in a community of faith--especially for singles. Read or Listen →

Why Church Membership?

Are you an accountable member of a local church? Are you committed to discipline and being disciplined according to biblical standards? …

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Facebook, You Are Not My Church

Christ’s Plan A for our sanctification and the world’s redemption is the local church. Not the cyber church. Not the podcast church. Not the blogosphere church. Not even the Facebook church. …

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Church Shopping

In our fluid society, I realize that you may have to choose a new church several times in your life. What sorts of things should you look for in a church? …

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Never Lose the Wonder

I remember when my family got a swimming pool, a trampoline, and a ping-pong table. We splashed and jumped and more for days, but soon, we lost the wonder . . . …

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One Strong Woman!

Without hesitation, I would say Priscilla was a gifted, strong, and intelligent woman. But I want us to observe a few things as we consider this True Woman. …

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Strong Women

One of the most debated church issues is "women's roles." I'm going to wade in today to discuss women's role in the church. …

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Sunday Morning Chaos

Your child smeared oatmeal on the only outfit that seemed to fit you this morning. You go back to change and realize there’s a run in your pantyhose . . . …

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