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12Aug 2017

To be imaginative and original in ministry, we have to continually cross the barrier of failure. The church is blessed with a wealth of ideas and resources. Yet it is often the fear of failure that keeps us from trying something completely new. I’m not talking here about moral failure or a failure involving sin–there […]

11Aug 2017

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 Do you believe this passage of Scripture? Do you […]

10Aug 2017

The painters on the Golden Gate Bridge are constantly painting. They start at one end, and over a period of months, move to the other. When they get to the other end, where they began needs to be painted again. So they move back and start over. On and on, year after year, they paint […]

10Aug 2017

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 We live in a culture obsessed with success. And this success is defined by winning…by being first…by being the best. It’s epitomized by the modern American […]

09Aug 2017

“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Peace. It’s something we all crave in one way or another. Peace in a troubled relationship. Peace and quiet. Political or social peace. Inner peace. […]

08Aug 2017

One of the privileges I have at Pastors Edge is conversing with many bivocational pastors. The time and ministry challenges of bivocational ministry make Pastors Edge resources a good fit for their limited study time. Beginning with a sermon or series idea and adjustment or expanding for a particular congregation is a way to bring […]

08Aug 2017

“’Martha, Martha,’ the Lord answered, ‘you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed – or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.’” Luke 10:41-42  In Luke chapter 10, we find the tale of two women. The first, Martha, is a […]

07Aug 2017

“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” 1 Peter 2:2-3 Where I live, today is the first day of school. For the past several weeks, parents have been scurrying around searching for school supplies, buying […]

06Aug 2017

I’m a bit of a social media junkie. In the context of my job supporting our ministry communications, I deal with social media daily. Several years ago when I dove headfirst into social media for our church, I embraced it as a new avenue of communication where we should certainly be broadcasting information. Largely social […]

04Aug 2017

Most of the time we expect and plan for preaching to be in a lecture or master-teacher format. The pastor speaks, the congregation listens and takes notes. For even the most dynamic preachers, however, the same format each and every week can bore the congregation as well as the pastor. What if instead, from time […]