The Right Word At The Right Time

Discipleship is an ongoing, exciting journey that spans over years. During this time we have many opportunities to encourage, inspire, correct, and coach the people we disciple. There are days however, when the right word from God at the right time can achieve a lot in a moment. Proverbs 15:22-23 (NLT) [22] Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many …

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Dear Young Pastor

I have always been a big believer that one of the greatest roles of an experienced or older pastor is to empower young pastors and leaders. In this blog we are going to look at 4 simple things Paul, an older pastor, imparted to Timothy, a young pastor. 2 Tim 4:5 (NIV) 5 But you, keep your head in all …

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Living Out of Our Calling

We all want to be fruitful. But sometimes we don’t see the the fruit we are believing for. Of course there are many things that can stop us from being fruitful, but I want to talk about one reason today – losing confidence in our calling. Let’s have a look at this powerful scripture on calling. John 15:14-17 (NIV) [14] …

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Truth in Love

There are so many important biblical truths that need to be in balance with other truths to be life changing. One of these very important balances is between truth and love. Ephesians 4:14-16 (NLT) Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be …

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Shaking Off Disappointment

When we are living a lifestyle of reaching out to people, we will always have to deal with the fact that not everyone will respond to the message of Jesus. Some people will turn down opportunities to talk with us, to become friends with us, to visit church with us. Others will make it all the way to church and …

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What’s The Mission of the Church?

Luke 19:9-10 (NIV) 9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” This was a great moment of salvation. Zacchaeus the tax collector turned away from his old way of living and looked to …

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Is Ministry The Most Important Role of a Pastor?

Jesus is our ultimate example and as pastors and leaders we should always look first to his example. This week I wanted to highlight the fact that not only did Jesus minister to the multitudes he also coached or discipled the few. So have a look at these two very important roles – ministry and coaching. Ministry We all know …

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The Most Challenging Scripture in the Bible

This week I wanted to take a look at what is potentially the most challenging scripture in the Bible, here it is. Luke 14:25-27 NIV [25] Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: [26] “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own …

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