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Humans Make the Best Pastors – Baptismal Wellness

A Word from the Lord Paul and Barnabas shouted, “Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news.” Acts 14:15 A Word of Encouragement Humans make the best ministers because they know how desperately they and all others like… Read More

Humans Make the Best Pastors – Emotional Wellness

A Word from the Lord “When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.” Galatians 2:11 A Word of Encouragement Fully human means fully engaged in emotional and sometimes contentious relationships, but with hope for peace and joy through mutual forgiveness. Read More

Humans Make the Best Pastors – Vocational Wellness

A Word from the Lord But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” Exodus 3:11 A Word of Encouragement Being fully human means being inadequate for the tasks of ministry, so God shows his power through our… Read More

Humans Make the Best Pastors – Spiritual Wellness

A Word from the Lord “With it he touched my mouth and said, ‘See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for’.” Isaiah 6:7 A Word of Encouragement God calls very human and thoroughly sinful people like you into ministry, but His grace… Read More

Humans Make the Best Pastors – Relational Wellness

A Word from the Lord “For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body – whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.” 1 Corinthians 12:13 A Word of Encouragement The differences in our frail… Read More

Joshua Is Given a Land of Plenty!

A WORD FROM THE LORD  “I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.” Joshua 1:3 A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT Look around. Everything you see belongs to the Lord, and yet He has entrusted this world and all… Read More

Here’s why humans make the best Pastors

Sunday School got it wrong. I’m all in on Sunday School, but stories about the “great heroes of the Bible” do pastors a real disservice. There’s only one Hero in the Bible, the One who shows up and covers the humans with grace, turning their feeble ministry efforts into world-changing… Read More

Joshua Talks Straight!

A WORD FROM THE LORD  But to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joshua said… Joshua 1:12 Then they answered Joshua, “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.” Joshua 1:16 A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT… Read More

God Will Never Leave Joshua!

A WORD FROM THE LORD  “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5 A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT Remember who you are today. Just as Moses and Joshua were before you, you are God’s… Read More

God Lifts Up Joshua!

A WORD FROM THE LORD  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT You will find dozens of reasons to be… Read More

Joshua Finds Strength and Courage!

A WORD FROM THE LORD  “Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.” Joshua 1:6 A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT Your work today is a part of God’s mission, His promise to pour out His Spirit… Read More

Joshua and Meditation on the Word!

A WORD FROM THE LORD  “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Joshua 1:8 A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT… Read More