Tag Archives: pastoral ministry

A Reason to Live; February 14, 2022


1 Thessalonians 3:8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord. I like this verse for two reasons. The first is that it displays a true pastor’s heart. As I wrote yesterday, pastoral ministry isn’t … Continue reading

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Pastors; February 13, 2022


1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. … Continue reading

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Reward for Ministry; October 30, 2021


Philemon 1:7 Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints. Here we have a record of one of the rewards of pastoral ministry. There is indeed deep joy and … Continue reading

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Pastoral Ministry; October 23, 2021


1 Thessalonians 3:8-9 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord. How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of … Continue reading

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Judging; May 4, 2021


1 Samuel 3:9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. This was perhaps the high point of … Continue reading

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Leadership; November 21, 2020


2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. Parting remarks can be very revealing, because they can … Continue reading

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Pastors; June 24, 2020


Jeremiah 3:15 Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding. The Bible mentions bad shepherds and false prophets in quite a few places, so it is actually very comforting to … Continue reading

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Opposition; May 22, 2020


Numbers 12:1-2 Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. Has the Lord spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t he also spoken through us?” And the Lord heard … Continue reading

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Authority; April 9, 2020


John 19:11 Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.” Authority is a strange thing. … Continue reading

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Fathers/Pastors March 26, 2020


1 Timothy 3:5 If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church? This is obviously a parenthetical thought, but a very germane one. When I was in seminary I can … Continue reading

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