My Responsibility

Each part of my life carries its own unique responsibilities. Family, work, friends, church, all have their individual needs that must be tended to.  As a pastor I have certain responsibilities that are required of me. They are varied but all are important – caring for the congregation, peace-making, counseling, administration, writing, speaking. But none …

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An Elevated Mind

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Col. 3:1,2 These two verses are filled with upward motion. “Raised with Christ” is referring to the believer's association with the resurrection. It …

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The Pathway of Hearing

Romans 10:14 "...And how are they to hear without someone preaching?" It is unfortunate that the word "preaching" carries negative connotations within many churches. I have heard "talks" and "reflections" along with "your encouragement for today."  I believe the case can be made that a lack of preaching produces a lack of spiritual understanding resulting in churches filled with …

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Wading Into Love

In several days I'm leaving for the storm ravaged coast of Mississippi to help the hurricane Katrina victims. This will be my second trip to the area. Twenty two from our fellowship are coming along to help. Why are we wading into love? Because Jesus said to do it. He didn't specifically speak to me …

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Doing Our Job

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” Matt. 5:7 Mercy is defined by Webster as “kindness and compassion.” The Greek word has the same meaning – “compassionate.” This is an area that evangelicals could improve. There has often been a great divide between personal faith and ministry. Ministry is improperly viewed as something …

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