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Ministry isn’t Just Your Pastor’s Job

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Imagine a lazy man who never gets anything done. He’s full of good ideas and noble intentions but his arms and legs stay pretty much right where they are. When you point this out to him, he responds that he has a fully functioning nervous system, thank you very much. Isn’t listening to the signals passed on from the brain enough? Or, if the brain really wanted things done, wouldn’t it do them itself? Hopefully that doesn’t describe any real people you know, but unfortunately, it is the attitude of some real churches. In Ephesians 4, Paul fires up his. . .
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7 Pastoral Don’ts

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The man in the pulpit has the responsibility for the spiritual care of the people in his particular sacred community and that is no easy task for many reasons and while there are a multitude of ideas and strategies that will benefit him in his calling there are also some presumptions and motivations that can be detrimental and undermine all of his efforts. So, with the intention to help my fellow pastors I offer seven don’ts that I have learned from others or through my own experience. Don’t Take It Personal Some people are just mean, others have been bitter. . .
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Hide the Kids, the Pastor is Here — Family Hypocrisy

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Hypocrisy in the Family If you are reading this article, there is a very good possibility you have a family. And, there is a very good possibility you go to a church. Both of these institutions, the family and the church, are listed in the title. Given that, I want to ask you to honestly consider a couple of questions. Why do you take your family to church? What is your motivation? Is there something that you desire to see the church do for your family, specifically your children? And, if so, how do you expect that to happen? As. . .
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Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

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Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

Rightly Dividing or Wrongly Fighting? Some things are worth arguing about. You should fight for the truth. You should defend the faith. In a world gone mad, where lies, heresies, and worldliness surround us on every side, you do not have to look far to find a foe. So much is wrong with the church and the world, the feisty warrior has much to keep him busy. Some people, however, just like to argue, and they will argue about nothing and everything. They criticize people for what they say and for what they do not say. They pick specks out. . .
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