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In our eyes, everyone we worked with was experienced and godly and strong and competent. We certainly couldn’t tell them we were falling apart.
You can bet your life we didn’t tell our supporters.
Don’t forget to read part two and part three as well.
Pastors need to become discriminating pastors. We must abandon any idea of “mechanistic pastoral ministry.” Pastoral ministry takes a keen knowledge of the personalities, life-situations and struggles of congregants.
The quotes from Spurgeon below come from his writings or sermons and share wisdom for Christian readers on reading and choosing books.
The worship band has gradually taken over the platform and turned it into a bandstand rather than a place where we lead communal worship in all its forms — Scripture reading, communal prayer, proclamation of the Word, even announcements.
Some of us think of the Spirit primarily as an “it”; a thing, a force, and not a person. But according to the Scriptures the Holy Spirit is a person, coeternal, and coexistent with the Father and the Son.
Strong belief, ambivalence and rejection define our views.
On 19 June 2003 my dad wrote down these five vows that he made before the Lord.
While Christians can lift up thousands of different prayers for their leadership, I have found it helpful to daily focus my prayers on the following things.