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Knowing your audience

It’s tough to preach on Sunday mornings because there is such a wide variety of people in the pews.  Every Sunday at Wesley Chapel, among those attending are lost people who need to be saved, discouraged Christians who need to … Continue reading

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When you realize you have idols

Over the weekend I took the Emergency Vehicle driving class that took place at Frankfort High School, about a half mile from where we live.  In October I joined the Short Gap Volunteer Fire Company so I could drive the … Continue reading

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It’s too easy to feed people sweets

I had been a pastor for about 3 years when I took about 17 people from our church on their first overnight mission trip to Dayton, OH.  We were helping a church serve their community.  It was there that I … Continue reading

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You never know how God is going to work

The other night I shared a quote from Matt Chandler, pastor of the Village Church in Texas.  He said the preacher is not responsible for the response of the hearer, but only responsible to God for preaching the truth of … Continue reading

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Between the Sundays

This morning from the pastor’s office window at the church I can see Diane running around the parking lot.  The Flintstones comes to mind.  I always noticed the same rock and tree going by in the background as Fred and … Continue reading

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Pastor Appreciation Month

the measure of a pastor’s ministry is not measured by how many people are stuffed in the building, but instead by how Christlike the people in the building are Continue reading

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Don’t preach your best sermon on your first Sunday

One piece of advice we got at the meeting for the pastors who were moving was, “Don’t preach your best sermon on your first Sunday”.  I guess that’s because the congregation will be disappointed the second Sunday.  In addition, the … Continue reading

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