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Fathers and Pastors; June 4, 2019


1 Timothy 3:5 If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church? To be honest, I don’t know why this chapter is in the readings on In Christ, but it’s … Continue reading

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Ministry Gifts; May 6, 2019


Ephesians 4:11-13 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in … Continue reading

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Shepherds; February 10, 2018


Jeremiah 3:15 “Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.” We sometimes forget that “pastor” means “shepherd.” This verse calls to mind Paul’s famous words to the Ephesians: “It was … Continue reading

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Leadership; May 20, 2017


Joshua 6:16 The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the people, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city!” Differences in language can be very interesting. In English, the command to shout is … Continue reading

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September 8, 2016


Jeremiah 32:27 “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” I have always loved God’s gentle humor here. He is literally quoting Jeremiah back to him, from the beginning of Jeremiah’s prayer in … Continue reading

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August 29, 2016


Jeremiah 10:21 The shepherds are senseless and do not inquire of the Lord; so they do not prosper and all their flock is scattered. Statistical analysis shows that an amazing number of “church leaders” have no real devotional life. That … Continue reading

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May 18, 2016


Psalm 69:6 May those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me, O Lord, the Lord Almighty; may those who seek you not be put to shame because of me, O God of Israel. This should be a … Continue reading

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