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The key to a productive and content life is “planned neglect”—knowing what NOT to do, and being content with saying no to truly good, sometimes fantastic, opportunities.
- Directional clarity
- Strategic movement
- Cultural leverage
- Resource stability
There are two common dangers in pastoral ministry and Paul is alert to both of them. They are what we might call over-pastoring and under-pastoring.
Let’s plant churches that plant churches that plant churches. Let’s trust God to do the things that God likes. God likes to surprise people who have faith in Him.
- If you’re not a Christian . . .’
- ‘What this word means is . . .’
- ‘Here’s where the gospel comes in . . .’
- ‘Let’s open our Bibles to . . .’
- ‘Here’s why this matters when you walk out of these doors . . .’
I really hope it’s obvious that this is a parody, but if not: it is.
I thought it was only fair that if I was going to speak publicly on this issue, I should hear directly from all the perspectives. After studying the Scriptures and listening to all sides, here are a few thoughts I would like to share.