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We Shepherd Sheep, Not Beasts of Burden

Recently a friend asked a question about ministry. Then I read an article that touched on a similar topic. As I considered both the question and the article, I realized that they intersected with a concern that I have. 1,226 more words

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Tools of the Trade - August 5, 2019

A Weekly List of Links and Resources for Pastors

Each Monday I’ll list some links that are related to pastoral work. Almost everyone reads Tim Challies’ blog, so I will do my best not to duplicate anything that he links to. 281 more words

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Road Trip: Are we there yet? Even when we complain, God is good! (His Encouragement #29)

This post is part of the weekly series, “His Encouragement: Thursday Thoughts to Strengthen Your Soul.” 

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever 

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You Shouldn’t Have Bought That Book!

Over the years people would often come into my office and look at my books.

“Have you read all of these?”

My stock answer was, “I’ve read some of them, but a lot of them are reference books that I use for sermon and lesson preparation.” 749 more words

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Tools of the Trade - Monday, July 29, 2019

A Weekly List of Helpful Resources

I hope you had a great weekend of ministry. Today may be your day off, a day full of meetings, or a day to catch up and do some of the administrative-type of tasks that we all have to deal with. 357 more words

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When life is scary- God is good! (His Encouragement #28)

This post is part of the weekly series, “His Encouragement: Thursday Thoughts to Strengthen Your Soul.” 

Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.

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Preaching Is Shepherding!

A Minister’s Preaching, Part 4

My Master God,
I am desired to preach today,
but go weak and needy to my task;
Yet I long that people might be edified with divine truth,
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