Many have been asking about what Jehovah's Witnesses believe with the death of Prince. Below is a synopsis of what they believe. Their beliefs are not consistent with Biblical Christianity. This is from Christian Apologetics And Research Ministry. These are the teachings of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society documented from their own writings. There is one God in one person, Make Sure of Read more [...]
Redemption Ministry is devoted to helping wounded and hurting ministers. My experience is that there are many ministers that find themselves in difficult situations that are not primarily their fault. Sometimes ministers find themselves in perpetually conflicted congregations, and get beat up. By and large most ministers are men who love God, Jesus, and the congregation. BUT... It has been my Read more [...]
Ok… Maybe not exactly like Isaiah. But this couple did say, “Here (we) are, send (us)!” (Isaiah 6:8b, Paraphrased). Years ago I heard a minister say he knew many who moved to other cities for career advancement, but none had ever moved to expressly join a local congregation. As I thought about 20 years of pastoring, the same was true for me… until recently. A young man I know and his Read more [...]
Churches can be harsh and difficult, but at the same time PREACHERS can be hard-tails, uncompromising, difficult, and harsh also. Pastors aren't perfect... they make mistakes... including me. For a few years I've been doing a lot (And I do mean a lot) of reflecting about 25 years in ministry. Twenty-one of those years I was a pastor, the first of which was when I was 29 years old... and looking Read more [...]
God Is For You It seems like there are times preachers forget what it is like for you during the week. How tough it is at work, w/ family issues, health situations, & 1k other things that weigh you down. Many come to worship seeking hope… looking for encouragement… & they long to encounter God. 2 Cor 1:3-7… Blessed be the God & Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies Read more [...]