When I called the principal that day, he wasn’t taking a phone call from a stranger but from the pastor of the church that had been serving his staff.
Rural settings, it was sometimes implied, is where pastors who aren’t quite ready for prime time go to learn the trade a little more.
I still regularly see that guy who wanted to visit the church that I pastor. He still hasn’t visited us.
Creating a perfect masterpiece is not our job. We aren’t Bob Ross in this scenario; God is the artist.
We need to be very careful how we talk about other churches.
Good pastors also ask questions. We ask questions of ourselves. We ask questions of our motives.
Ask God to work in your heart so that you proclaim Christ in your everyday speech throughout the week.
Pastor, are you a slave to performing for people? Are you driven by perfection? If so, you need to look higher.
When I became a pastor and realized that there are more like six or seven broken hearts on every pew.
Tickling itching ears isn’t reserved only for false prophets; it’s a popular practice among those hoping to hold onto their position.