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Research on the Happenings in Pastors' Personal and Church Lives.
So, what is going on with today's servants of the Church?
Since first studying pastors in the late 80's, we are seeing significant shifts in the last 20 years on how pastors view their calling and how churches treat them.
What are the biggest challenges pastors face in their church? 45% are Volunteers and Change!
Pastors are facing the same challenges, since the Early Church. We found when pastors realize they are a shepherd, God's commissioned leader, stress goes way down. Our Guide is Jesus, the Holy One who gently leads us and guides His leaders to care for His flock, the Church. Consider that Jesus comes to us as the Good Shepherd, as we have all gone astray; He brings us back to His fold (Psalm 23; 79:13, 95:7, 80:1, 100:3; Isaiah 40:11; 53:6; Matthew 14: 13-21; John 10:11; Acts 20:28; Heb. 13:20; James 5: 19-20).
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Are there any hidden codes in the Bible?
One of the foundational qualities of the Bible is its clarity (sometimes called perspicuity). That means Scripture's main teachings are plain enough to be understood without the need of special expertise or church-sanctioned interpretations. (3/7/2008)
God Keeps His Promises!
Matthew 1:1-17, As Jesus comes in the world via His incarnation, His incarnation needs to come into us the leader. Christian leadership is all about operating in and by Christ, being His Hands and Feet with His precepts! (1/30/2008)
The Character of Self-Control
Self-Control is allowing God to be in control of your will and heart (1/29/2008)
The Problem of Eisegesis
Do you read from the Bible or read into the Bible? Do you know the difference? How is the Bible delved into by your eyes, mind, and church? Do you seek to read into it what you want? Or, do you seek to glean what God actually has for you and the people He has called you to teach and reach? Are the views you have based on hard evidence and careful biblical study? Or, do you just take for granted what a favorite mentor or teacher or theological position has to say? (7/13/2010)