Lately, pastors tell me, “I’m tired!” “I am working harder now than I ever did before.” “I’ll be glad when we can get church back to normal.” But even as I have heard pastors say these things, I have also been encouraged by and proud of the pastors that I am acquainted with, as they have sought and tried to connect to their congregations in compelling and significant ways.
Let me pose this for you to consider, “Maybe, God doesn’t want us to go back to normal.” Maybe we had this pause to do t...
My neighbors have always been able to talk with one another. We met together in our
Neighborhood Watch Program for about 2 years. Early last summer we hosted a neighborhood picnic with around 30 people in attendance. Soon after, we cease meeting because of lack of attendance. We have been mostly out of touch since. So, this past week I made it a point to connect with the families around me.
One neighbor was experiencing a “new normal.” The company this individual works for was recently purcha...
Do you have to see something to believe it? If you see a person walking across the
street, do you believe it is happening? Do you have to be an eye witness, or are you
able to believe a person who was an eye witness? Courts usually believe the eye
witnesses. The Bible Gospel accounts are “eye witness” reports.
If you saw something that seemed impossible, would you believe? Or would you think
that your vision was playing a trick on you, even though you believe you saw it? If
On this Maundy Thursday, Luke 22:39-46 sheds light on how to cope with things as they
change in drastic ways these days.
39 – Jesus’ custom was to have regular and consistent prayer. The scriptures tell us also
that He consistently practiced nightly prayer in places of solitude to be with His Father. The
Mount of Olives was one of favorite spots.
40 – It is interesting that Jesus tells His disciples, “Pray that you do not enter into
temptation.” What temptation? Maybe, Jesus was saying, “Th...
Corona Virus Response Message To Pastors During This Time of Isolation
Be Encouraged, Pastor!
As you live in this ever-changing new situation, Be Encouraged! As you are navigating these new waters of uncertainty, you have been challenged as to how to be the shepherd to your “flock,” as well as, how are you going to make it, yourself. This is not a time for business as usual. I would like to encourage you, pastor, to use this time God has given you productively in four ways.