Climbing Out of Discouragement

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We MUST orient our energies and ministry around health, not pathology. We must spend our focus, time, and missional energy on the spiritually growing rather than those who refuse to accept appropriate responsibility for their spiritual growth. Let me explain. It’s easy to spend most of one’s energy worrying about those who aren’t there, virtually […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 121

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Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday morning: The NFL season is underway. I enjoy watching football, but I LOVE fantasy football season. Yep, I’m that big of a dork. Having said that, I would take watching a baseball game over an NFL game, live. And I’d take a college football game over an NFL […]

Finding Effective Illustrations – pt. 2

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As I mentioned in my previous post, finding illustrations that illustrate a biblical truth with some precision while remaining appropriate in terms of content, length, and placement is one of the preacher’s most constant challenges. Here are some wells I draw from and I hope you’ll find some of it helpful as well: Imagery in […]