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Valiant for Truth - A Pastor's Reflection Series

A Pastor’s Reflections: Wisdom and Tough Choices
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As I have grown older, and hopefully more mature (there are some doubts as I look at my personal collection of 45 Star Wars Lego clone figures lined up on my desk that my children may not, under any circumstance, touch), I have concluded that many young ministers see everything in black and white.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Slow Down!
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As a former church planter I was desperate to establish my congregation. In the technical speak of the Book of Church Order, I wanted to see the mission work I pastored become particularized as a congregation.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Don’t Listen to Sermons
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When students cross the threshold and enter the hallowed halls of seminary, those who enroll in the Master of Divinity program usually have one big goal in mind—they want to be preachers.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Sermon Illustrations
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Sermon illustrations are one of the most challenging aspects of preaching, in my opinion. I haven’t done a survey of preaching professors or textbooks, but I suspect that they would all say that preachers should employ good illustrations to help the congregation grasp the point you’re making in your sermon.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Jaundiced Eyes
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As a pastor you always hope that come Sunday morning you’ll see new faces walk through the door. You hope that the Lord will bring new families to build the church, but more importantly, that people from the community will want to visit, especially unbelievers.