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Valiant for Truth - A Pastor's Reflection Series

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.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Common Sense
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Reformed Churches place a high premium upon theological precision. This is certainly important and necessary. It is a weighty thing to stand in the pulpit each and every Lord’s Day and herald the gospel of Christ, the aroma of death for some and life for others (2 Cor. 2:15-16).

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Sleepless Nights
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One of the things that drives me nuts is sleepless nights. I do my best to make the most of my day—I get up pretty early in the morning and I go to bed at a modestly late hour.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Don’t Beat the Sheep
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Over the years I’ve encountered a number of situations where pastors were seemingly more intent on beating rather than feeding the sheep. I can remember the Regional Home Missionary in our presbytery talking about this problem.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Care for Single Women
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Pastoral visitation is perhaps one of the lesser-appreciated and practiced ministry responsibilities. Pastors don’t realize how important it is to visit with members of their congregations to encourage, get to know, and shepherd them.