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Worry from the Pulpit

Sometimes, pastors get asked questions like, “Is it ok to preach on something that you haven’t quite gotten over yourself?” I used to think the same as the inquisitor. But now in a position where people may sometimes seek my counsel, I think this.  The qualifications of an overseer are quite specific (1 Timothy 3). …

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The Perfect Christian

Christians are always seeking to “be better.” The proof is in the pudding.  The contemporary Christian book market is flooded, and frankly, oversaturated, with “Christian” self-help books.  If you don’t believe me, allow me to name a few of the best-selling Christian books this week according to Audible, an app many enjoy.  Balance: Positioning Yourself …

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What A Day

Eliza Hewitt, a school teacher in Philadelphia (1898), who wanted to reach her students with the Gospel wrote the classic hymn, “When We All Get to Heaven.” The music was written by Emily Wilson, who was also the wife of a Methodist District Superintendent. The anticipation of Heaven has often been described as the oxygen …

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