THE PASTORAL MINISTRY OF SHAKING HEARTS

I am writing to respond to a blog post entitled, The Pastoral Ministry of Shaking Hands, written by Pastor H. B. Charles Jr. which was recently shared on Tim Challies blog.  I reluctantly read it with caution because it touches on a topic that I have been wrestling with issue for a number of years. […]

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The Best Job in the World!

Being paid to study and teach the Bible has to be the BEST job in the world! Seriously, think about it. You spend hours and hours praying, reading, studying and teaching the Word of God and at the end of month, someone hands you a check for doing that? How wonderful is that? Hey, if […]

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Pray for Your Pastor Often

Tim Challies on his blog recently wrote about this very topic.  As a young and inexperienced pastor, I couldn’t agree more.  I often remind the congregation that the Lord has entrusted to me of this very thing.  And I am thankful that they do this often. The Apostle Paul often asked the mission churches that […]

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Big Changes at Desiring God

The Lord continues to use and bless John Piper and his Desiring God (DG) Ministries.  DG is really on the move and continually expanding its reach globally which is quite exciting and inspiring.  Piper recently posted a DG Ministry Update on the DG website where he outlines some of the BIG changes that will be […]

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Some Things For Which I am Thankful!

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Giving thanks is not something that comes natural to many of us especially when things don’t go our way or when we are going through difficult times in our lives.  And yet, the LORD expects […]

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Is God Calling You to the Gospel Ministry?

This post is specifically targeting any young men who may be considering the gospel ministry.  I simply want to ask the question:  “Is God calling you to the Gospel ministry?”  I am intentionally asking this question because I suspect that there may be some young men who are feeling the internal urge of the Spirit […]

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Why Young Men Don’t Go into the Ministry

Today, I would like to follow up on yesterday’s post, Where Are All the Men, and talk about some reasons why many young men in our day don’t want to go into the ministry. Jesus in talking to His disciples in Matthew 9:37 said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few…”  Here is […]

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