A WORD TO THOSE WHO ARE READY TO RETIRE

A WORD TO THOSE WHO ARE READY TO RETIRE

by Bill Elliff December 21, 2021

For the follower of Christ, retirement is a myth, and should be. Everyone will face a season where they must transition from their current form of employment. If our paid job has been seen as our primary mission, we have nothing to do. But for the faithful follower of Christ, our occupation has never been our main job.

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HOW TO PLANT A CHURCH (OR DO ANY MINISTRY EFFECTIVELY)

HOW TO PLANT A CHURCH (OR DO ANY MINISTRY EFFECTIVELY)

by Bill Elliff November 15, 2021

Every follower of Christ is given one great task: to make disciples and see them trained so they too can make disciples. This is Christ’s great plan, and He has no other to build His kingdom.

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WHO SHOULD WE FOLLOW AND WHO MUST WE BE?

WHO SHOULD WE FOLLOW AND WHO MUST WE BE?

by Bill Elliff October 28, 2021

History is littered with supposed Christian leaders who brought great dishonor to God. Believers are shocked, and the world mocks God when sinful behaviors are uncovered from those we have looked to as spiritual leaders. (And they always will be disclosed because a lack of integrity always manifests itself. Always.)

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BECOMING MORE POWERFUL

BECOMING MORE POWERFUL

by Bill Elliff October 13, 2021

One of the great hopes of all our lives as followers of Christ is that we can become MORE. More useful, more loving, more gracious, more like Christ, a better witness, etc. Apollos was such a man. We only have five verses in the whole Bible that describe him (Acts 18:24-28), but look at the phrases God uses.

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SPIRIT-LED MINISTRY

SPIRIT-LED MINISTRY

by Bill Elliff September 29, 2021

Just because a church or a pastor names the name doesn’t mean they are engaged in ministry as God desires. The picture of an effective, God-glorifying church is given to us in the pages of the book of Acts.

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HOW IMPORTANT ARE PEOPLE TO YOU?

HOW IMPORTANT ARE PEOPLE TO YOU?

by Bill Elliff August 20, 2021

If we are not careful, the ever-present pride of our hearts will blind our eyesight. Pride exalts ourselves and puts ME at the center of everything. When my vision is filled with me, I cannot see God. But also, I cannot see the people around me. They become objects used for the purpose of exalting me.

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KEEPING OUR PREPOSITIONS IN ORDER, or, HOW MINISTRY WORKS

KEEPING OUR PREPOSITIONS IN ORDER, or, HOW MINISTRY WORKS

by Bill Elliff July 27, 2021

There is much that poses for spiritual ministry that is a shadow of what God intends. Tragically, we regularly hear of ministry leaders being exposed who have operated with selfish agendas, ulterior motives, and even horribly sinful habits. Satan loves to manipulate those who are not operating with God’s ways to try to discredit those who are.

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