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Everyone has a preconceived idea of what it means to do a “Ministry”. This idea is formed by our experience with the church and with our culture. It’s dependent upon the ideas of those who were formative in our experiences of faith and of life. This preconception is mostly fixed in our minds and that’s too bad. Continue reading
This Sunday we continue our series on the First Letter of the Apostle John entitled, “Making Life Enjoyable”. We’ll discover the Second Key to enjoying life in the second chapter: something we all know even if we don’t always practice it. It’s an old concept but John helps us to understand that Jesus put a new spin on it—new even today!
So read 1 John 2:7-17 to prepare yourself for a frank discussion about the effects of Hate on not only our faith but our life as well. We’ll also look at Ephesians 6:10-18 and see what tools we might use to defend against those forces that encourage us to be haters. Continue reading
(Interesting insights here. The question is, “can we honestly answer or, as a pastor, even ask these questions?” Click and read, but sit down first.) Your thoughts? Pressing on toward the goal . . . RevDrKid
Sometimes the truth hurts but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true or that we mustn’t tell it. Read on if you dare: Of Course We Want Our Church to Grow We Just Don’t Want to CHANGE by Carey Nieuwhof I’ve … Continue reading