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Praying for Leaders; March 7, 2020


Ephesians 6:19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel. Paul was not hesitant to ask people to pray for him, and by … Continue reading

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Priorities; December 19, 2019


Matthew 10:37-39 “Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and anyone who does not take his cross … Continue reading

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Fathers and Pastors; June 4, 2019


1 Timothy 3:5 If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church? To be honest, I don’t know why this chapter is in the readings on In Christ, but it’s … Continue reading

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Ministry Gifts; May 6, 2019


Ephesians 4:11-13 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in … Continue reading

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Shepherds; February 10, 2018


Jeremiah 3:15 “Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.” We sometimes forget that “pastor” means “shepherd.” This verse calls to mind Paul’s famous words to the Ephesians: “It was … Continue reading

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Leadership; May 20, 2017


Joshua 6:16 The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the people, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city!” Differences in language can be very interesting. In English, the command to shout is … Continue reading

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September 8, 2016


Jeremiah 32:27 “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” I have always loved God’s gentle humor here. He is literally quoting Jeremiah back to him, from the beginning of Jeremiah’s prayer in … Continue reading

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