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Husbands Love Your Wives by Affirming Them Publicly

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By Josh Weidmann The Bible makes it clear: Husbands, Love Your Wives So on Sunday, I took a pause from preaching to love my wife publicly. In front of our whole church, I chose to publicly affirm my wife. I rarely use the pulpit to make personal announcements. I believe that when I am on stage to preach God’s Word, I need to do just that and make it as little about me as possible. However, there are those moments in my life and…

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4 Thoughts for the Busy Pastor

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By Dave Barringer These three words stopped me in my tracks yesterday and broke my heart. While on my way to a highly packed and anticipated schedule, the most unexpected moment happened. When I’m in certain a part of our state, I try to frequent a very unique store. Every item sold has a story and a mission. For example, I’ll buy a bracelets hand-made by women who’ve been rescued from human trafficking and the money goes to help the…

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Our Identity Is Not in Their Performance

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By Mike Leake Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges was one of the most life-changing books I’ve read. Paragraphs like this one brought me so much freedom: “Living by grace instead of by works means you are free from the performance treadmill. It means God has already given you an “A” when you deserved an “F.” He has already given you a full day’s pay even though you may have worked for only one hour. It means you don’t have to perform…

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Top 4 Questions About Pastors’ Kids

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By Mark Dance On March 9, 2016, an off-duty Jacksonville, FL sheriff’s detective was taking his 14- year-old son to school when he decided to pull over a white Cadillac after seeing it driving erratically. Kevin Rojas had just threatened his girlfriend with a gun and fired shots in their house before taking off in his car. Rojas immediately opened fire, hitting the detective in the head, upper body and hand. The detective returned fire, but missed. Meanwhile, the detective’s…

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10 Questions for Pastors to Ask Their Family

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By Chuck Lawless Pastors, want to have an honest conversation with your family? Consider using these questions if you’re willing to take a risk: What have I done well as a husband and father? I know I’m not perfect, and I do want to make sure I at least keep doing whatever I do well. Does my love for you as my wife reflect the way I say Jesus loves the church? I preach about Christ’s love for us, but do I…

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