Category Archives: Principles

Dad, the Family Pastor

Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the Lord your God has commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it, so that you and … Continue reading

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Called Out or Just Out?

9 Make every effort to come to me soon; 10 for Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Pick up … Continue reading

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The End of the World

“Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?” Mark 13:4 (but read all of Mark 13:1-13) The natural desire is to know when and where “the … Continue reading

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God’s Way

To realize the promises of God, and to understand his purpose for your life, using his power, relying on his mercy, walk the path that is set before you, as did his son Jesus. Inspired by Romans 9.

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Portrait of a Pastor–from 1 Thessalonians 2

His message is not based on or motivated by error, impurity, deceit, flattering speech, greed, or obtaining glory from men. Although he might, he doesn’t assert the authority vested in him as pastor. He tenderly cares for his flock. He … Continue reading

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Exceedingly Abundantly–Hebrews 11 in a Nutshell

“…but faith is not blind, it’s about taking calculated risks based on the already fulfilled promises of God.” God may call on you to believe that he is, like Enoch, that he will do what he said he’d do, like … Continue reading

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In the Know

  For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me. … Continue reading

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In God’s Place

19 But Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in God’s place? 20 “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to … Continue reading

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Devotional Thoughts on 1 Peter 4

1 Has the decision been made to set a course for righteousness? If you are truly suffering for God, you’re not sinning. Concept of mutual exclusivity. 2 You have  finite time on earth to serve God. It can be squandered. … Continue reading

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Withdrawal Symptoms

Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh … Continue reading

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