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5 Daily Pastoral Rhythms for the New Year

Pastor, the good things that are ahead of you and your congregation in 2022 are more about who you are than what you can accomplish. Character before capacity. Integrity before action. Be before do. Whatever your new direction or big plans, focus on these 5 daily pastoral rhythms in the new year.

Gospel Power Transcends Relational Equity

The trendy argument that healthy relationships are necessary for effective evangelism is more ad populum than ad veritatum. It’s what we want to hear, not what we need to hear. I am thankful for those who put so much effort into statistical Christian research with an eye on strengthening churches toward effective evangelistic growth. But as the Bible teaches and history demonstrates, as important as healthy relationships are to the human experience, relational equity is not a prerequisite to effective gospel witness. Gospel power transcends relational equity. 

Faith Over Fear?

Is faith the opposite of fear? Perhaps. But only when that faith is firmly anchored in Christ while is demonstrating the power of the Holy Spirit, loving people, and finding expression in sound judgment. If faith is to overcome fear it must be more than a clever saying. How is your faith in Christ being displayed through the fear of this pandemic?

God can.

when your rhythm feels off and you find yourself tripping through the day, remember that even when you can’t hear it God is making beautiful music in the rhythms of your life. Pray that he might give you ears to hear. And pray that in every moment when you feel like you just can’t, God will give you the faith to believe again that he can.

Draw Near

“Many Christians go through their whole lives treating God like someone they know from a distance. But God doesn’t want you to know Him from a distance. He wants you to know Him up close.”

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