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your family, and the church

coming alongside you, your family, and the church

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A Little Help from James for the Angry Pastor Dad

Recognize that an eruption of anger is a plea for help. A hug and a prayer are far more effective than a short answer. Give your wife and children permission to place a hand on your side or shoulder, and never turn such a reminder away or allow your heart to greet it with contempt. Remember James 4:10 “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.”

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Watch Your Life and Doctrine

“Tool” is an excellent word for men training to be pastors. As pastors, it is not our job to tell God what kind of “tool” we are. He calls and sends. Our job is to be ready and sharp for when He does call. We want to be useful tools. The two ways to stay sharp are by keeping a close watch on our life and our doctrine.

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The Value of Singing Old Hymns

Old hymns allow us to dig deeper into our faith and add a melody to the life-giving teachings of scripture. Do you need a song of response for baptisms? There’s an old hymn for that. Are you looking for a new Christmas song about the mystery of God becoming man? There’s an old hymn for that. If your church’s music diet lacks variety, I suggest you pick up an old hymnal and seek fresh ideas.

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The Importance of Pastoral Care for Pastors

Pastors have the responsibility of caring for their church congregations but rarely receive the same care in return. The command of Acts 20:28 and its order is important — keep watch over yourself and then the flock of God. Keeping watch over our own souls means that we are willing to be cared for, encouraged, and invested in by others.

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Four Blessings of Being a Pastor’s Wife

There are so many benefits to the role of a pastor’s wife. I will discuss four categories of blessing: your marriage, your family, your local church, and the worldwide church. Let us consider God’s goodness to you and His work through you.

On pastures near the beautiful mountain peaks live in huts Hutsul shepherds Ukraine herding sheep in summer. Sometimes they remain until the fall, do not come until the cold.

Pastors, Approach Your Calling with Joy

Pastors are called to serve and slave and save and sacrifice. But we must do so with laughter in our bones and joy in our hearts. We must keep watch “with joy and not groaning” to bless our people.

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Lessons From 15 Years of Pastoral Ministry

If you are a pastor, never forget the blessing and privilege of serving the Lord. There will be days, no doubt, when you want to throw in the towel, but don’t give up! As Paul writes, “I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory” (2 Timothy 2:10).

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