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Valiant for Truth - A Pastor's Reflection Series

A Pastor’s Reflections: Time Management
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I think poor time management is one of the biggest challenges for pastors. Unlike some jobs, where there is a regular routine (say, a garbage man, one who drives the same route most days at the same time and through the same neighborhoods), a pastor’s schedule can vary from week to week.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Shyness
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I can remember very distinctly how as a teenager I was mortified to meet new people. I was, and still am to a certain extent, a shy person. Give me a choice – stand before one thousand people to speak for an hour or lock me in a room with two people I’ve never met before, and I’ll choose the former.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Always On
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As the pastor you have a responsibility to meet, greet, and get to know the people in your church. If Christ calls and knows his sheep by name, then ministers ought to reflect Christ in their pastorates.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Scared of the Supper
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In my years as a pastor I regularly administered the Lord’s Supper. As I would fence the table, that is, explain the nature of the Supper as well as who was allowed to take it, I usually read from 1 Corinthians 11:23-34.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Exegetical Landmines
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I can remember being in seminary and as I would learn about various books of the Bible or encounter passages of Scripture I would make a mental note that I wanted to preach and teach such things.