1. 3 Dynamics of Growth in Grace

    January 18, 2017 by Paul Chappell

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    Do you need grace today?

    Do you desire to grow in grace this year?

    I suppose these are questions with self-evident answers. We know we need God’s grace, and we know Scripture commands us to grow in grace.

    But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.—2 Peter 3:18

    This is what we desire for our lives as well as for the lives of those to whom we minister.

    But how? How do we grow in grace? And what does growth in grace look like on a practical level? (more…)


  2. A Three-Fold Challenge to Preachers in the Midst of a Culture Shift

    May 5, 2016 by Paul Chappell

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    Christians across America are frustrated. Some are discouraged. Some are fearful. Some are hopeless.

    Our culture is shifting before our very eyes, and there seems to be little to nothing we can do to stop it. We see the decaying morals and we sense the intolerance toward Christians growing around us.

    Pastors, too, become discouraged with it all. Those serving in ministry wonder if there is hope for our nation or for revival.

    But lest we bemoan the difficult times in our country today, could I remind you that the gospel has prospered in even more difficult times in years past.

    In fact, the Apostle Paul is believed to have written the book of 2 Timothy from the Mamertine Prison in Rome. He wrote at an incredibly difficult time both in world history and in his life. Christians everywhere were persecuted, and he knew he was only a short time from his own martyrdom.

    What was his instruction at this critical period? (more…)


  3. Growth Points 68: Enemies of Steadfastness

    November 9, 2015 by Paul Chappell

    In our society today, everything is constantly shifting. We see the mobility in all areas—families in and out of churches, pastors in and out of pulpits, leaders changing their positions.

    I think of the Apostle Paul’s statement in Acts 20:24, “But none of these things move me….” How did Paul remain steadfast amidst the pressures of life and ministry?

    In this Growth Points video, I’d like to share with you three common enemies of steadfastness and how Christian leaders can remain unmovable in the work of the Lord:


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  4. 60 Years of Serving

    July 23, 2015 by Paul Chappell

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    If you’ve had the privilege to know Dr. Don Sisk, you are blessed.

    In fact, one reason I’m so excited about his recently-published biography, Where Only God Could Lead, is that it shares the story of Dr. Sisk’s life for anyone. (In a moment, I’ll tell you how you can get a free copy, signed by Dr. Sisk.) (more…)


  5. 3 Realms of Faithfulness for a Spiritual Leader

    July 13, 2015 by Paul Chappell

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    None of us start out in leadership with the intention of failing. But we all know people who have disgraced the Lord and hurt the people they lead through unfaithfulness.

    We all want, when we come to the end of our race, to be able to say, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).

    But to be able to truthfully say these words we must remain faithful in the following three areas: (more…)