Tag Archives: pastoral ministry

Family; June 23, 2022


1 Timothy 3:5 If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church? I’ve always been struck by this enormously practical verse. It’s certainly not impossible for a single person to … Continue reading

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Spiritual Children; June 18, 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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Ministers; May 29, 2022


1 Corinthians 9:16 Yet when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! There are all sorts of motives for becoming a Christian minister. To … Continue reading

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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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