Topic: Adam McClendon

Elements of Effective Prayer

By: Adam McClendon www.newlineministries.com Prayer is an important aspect of the spiritual life, but if we are honest, we’d probably admit that we pray much less than we ought.  That’s why Wayne Grudem’s often cited quote is such a stinging rebuke.  In his Systematic Theology book, he writes:       “If we were really convinced…

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Walking With God

              First John 1:3 reveals that a relational transformation occurs when we trust in Jesus as the saving word of life sent from the Father to redeem us. Such faith brings us into fellowship with other believers and also brings us into a new fellowship with the Father and his Son Jesus. When we…

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Godly Leadership

What is leadership? Well, definitions abound, but in general, we see that leadership is about influencing people and taking them, the organization, or the processes from one place to a different place for a designated purpose. Leadership skills are important to every area of life and without leadership we tend to stay stuck in one…

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Confrontational Love

Matthew 18:15–20 presents a beautiful, but highly misunderstood, aspect of Christian community.  This text will not likely be preached in a church growth seminar.  It is not considered culturally practical or acceptable, but if the Bible is to be the guide for the church, then it is a passage that we must submit our lives…

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Reading List

As you prepare to sharpen your mind in 2017, I thought I would share 10 books to consider. These are books that I’ve read in the last couple of years that I believe you will find beneficial.   Jared C. Wilson, The Story of Everything (Wheaton: Crossway, 2015). I loved this book! Jared shows how…

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