Understanding Your Pastor

I think that most of us in the Church fail to get a real grip on what pastoring is all about. And that is sad and bad. Not only do we stunt our pastors growth, but we cripple ourselves, and flunk some important spiritual lessons. Three things (there are more, believe me)– 1) Our pastorsContinue reading “Understanding Your Pastor”

The Hiding Place– Corrie ten Boom Learns to Forgive

“Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32, NLT Great hearts are often shuttled through experiences with intense forgiving. The Father tutors us through out our earthly lives, with many visits to this classroom. It is here we get our learning. It willContinue reading “The Hiding Place– Corrie ten Boom Learns to Forgive”

Redeeming Pain

When history speaks, do we listen? by Terry Powell It’s one thing to say that God’s sovereignty redeems our pain or weakness for a greater purpose. It’s another thing altogether to see a vivid illustration of the truth. David Brainerd (1718-1747) took the gospel of Christ to Indians in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, oftenContinue reading “Redeeming Pain”

Discernment and Your Ministry

“He begs God on behalf of a human as a person begs for his friend.” Job 16:21, NCV I’ve been thinking about a class I had in Bible School.  The instructor made a comment that has stuck in my thinking for over 30 years now.  I have relied on it countless times in ministry since.Continue reading “Discernment and Your Ministry”