Tag Archives: pastors

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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April 1, 2016


1 Samuel 12:23 “As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right.” This needs to be … Continue reading

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March 14, 2015


Exodus 33:13 “If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.” Here we have an illustration of why God was … Continue reading

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