Entries by Matt Tullos

7 Pastor Traps on Mother’s Day

Beware of the trap game. In sports, the trap game is a game played against an opponent generally deemed to be easy to defeat. As a result, a person or team may not prepare as they are looking ahead to next Sunday. For pastors, Mother’s Days are often trap Sundays. But there are a few traps we can […]

6 Challenges in the Midst of Worship Transition

It was 9:30 on a Wednesday night and I happened to be making a late-night milk run as I passed by a church where several of my friends worship. I was amazed that the parking lot was full. Wow! Something amazing must be going on. Revival? Extended prayer? Spiritual awakening? I rolled into the parking […]

Checklist for Easter Sunday

1. Make sure your service time is pinned to the top of your social media pages and websites. Don’t make it difficult for people to find out vital information like your service times. People who aren’t in the habit of attending church need this information. 2. Take a fresh look at your church’s interior and […]

We Learn to Love at Christmas

“I will tend My flock and let them lie down.” This is the declaration of the Lord GOD. “I will seek the lost, bring back the strays, bandage the injured, and strengthen the weak, but I will destroy the fat and the strong. I will shepherd them with justice.” – Ezekiel 34:15-16 (HCSB)            “For men are […]

We Wait Expectantly at Christmas

Wait for the LORD; be courageous and let your heart be strong. Wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14 (HCSB) Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 (HCSB) What’s the longest you’ve had […]

To Celebrate Christmas is to Remember

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. – Luke 2:19 Christmas is expectation and remembrance. We enter the story of a world in need of a new start. It’s as much about the journey as it is the destination. And as we travel on this Christmas journey we remember. We […]

The Ultimate Fixer Upper Reveal

I just finished reading Joanna and Chip Gaines, The Magnolia Story. By the way, it’s a great read, even for guys like me that end up as accidental HGTV viewers. In the book, the Gaines share amazing stories of how their lives intersected and through courage, faith and perseverance God began to build things in their lives […]

Three Marriage Rules to Break

I recently ran into someone I knew in high school at the mall in my home town. He was THE DUDE on campus. At college, he married the campus beauty and received an assistantship at a prestigious law school in the northeast which allowed him to return home and begin a successful law office. Amazingly, he remembered […]