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.
“In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalm 16:11
Some time ago, I had a dream where I found myself in a large tent meeting, and it was my time to speak. I was in a place of not knowing what my topic should be or what subject I was to address. In a panic, I asked the Lord, “What should I do?” and He said, “Invite the Presence.” I did, and God moved mightily among the people.
My friend David Mains once said, “Genuine revival is aways accompanied...
Words of Encouragement, especially for God’s ministering servants…
This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
– Psalm 118:24
We sing it. We quote it. We share it. But do we really believe it, and walk in the reality of this nugget from God’s truth?
Let’s admit it. Some days are better than others. Solomon speaks of the “difficult days (to) come” (Ecclesiastes 12:1). Paul speaks of being able to withstand in the evil day (Ephesians 6:13), and Scripture is full of refere...
Did you know that PastorCare can help arrange for special Retreat or Getaway spots for ministers and their families? We have connections for several locations across the nation so that you can find a place to “rest and refuel.”
The boat rests on the shore. The oars are poised for use. It is such a quiet scene, and one which I love to enjoy. It speaks to me of rest and peace. Its tranquility is inviting, if I could just take time to enjoy moments like this. My life is so hectic, and I can’t seem to slow down for even a minute it seems. Yet I desire to get a way to a place to be encouraged again by God. “That was me,” remarked one pastor as he slipped out of the hammock after really resting for a couple hours. “I nee...