A pastor’s call and Ezekiel’s warning

As many readers might know, I've been studying to become a pastor for the past year and a half. The idea of becoming a pastor is a big responsibility, one in which, to borrow a phrase from Paul the Apostle (used in a different context), I do with great fear and trembling. The responsibility placed …

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Love is a Verb: Part 3

Continuing where we left off last week, I would like to add something that Paul said to the church in Rome, ‘Love must be sincere.’ How do we make love sincere? Love is kind of like playing a musical instrument. Both are things we do, both are verbs. To become proficient, we have to begin practicing …

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Love is a Verb: Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD0EIfRTVXo Before continuing from where we left off last week, Paul answers the church’s bickering in 1 Cor. 12, the previous chapter from the one that we are studying, by stating that we are all parts of Christ’s body. The whole human body functions properly when all the parts are working properly—as does Christ’s church …

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Love is a verb: Part 1

Running  a daycare is not easy. There are times when it is everything you fear it would be. Trust me, I know first hand. But, you come to expect certain behaviors from children. You anticipate that a two-year-old is going have a temper tantrum when asked to share a toy, or a four-year-old is going to …

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