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< 1 minute It seems there’s no end to the pastoral wisdom of Steve Viars. Here’s an article explaining how and why his church has chosen their path in the pandemic. Much to emulate.
Why Faith Church Listens to the Health Department – link in bio
#church #covid #lovingyourcommunity
5 min to read What you do on a hill says a lot about how you view Jesus, yourself, and the world. We use this cliché all the time to explain ourselves. This is a hill to die on. That’s not a hill to die on. And so forth. The cliché assumes a hill has only one purpose: death. But there’s a deeper issue to consider. How will you die on that hill?
#humility #suffering #love #worship
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2 min to read We want some stability and hope in this life. But where do we find it?
#hope #expectations #promisesofGod
2 min to read * A rhyming children’s story from 2001. My little kids enjoyed it way back when.
2 min to read Tomorrow we begin our slow return to regular corporate worship at Paramount Church! I’m thankful for church members who have expressed in text, and email, and in person their support, understanding, love, and joyful cooperation during a challenging time for the church. They have honored, supported, encouraged, advised, spoken well of, defended, and spoken well of their leaders. Pastors experience unique challenges in the midst of these troubles, and grace-filled church members make the difference. …
3 min to read Reading a Puritan Paperback called The Way to True Peace and Rest has provoked me to think about some of the big obstacles to peace and rest. Early in my Christian life, the first definition I received of pride proved most helpful. To this day, I think about it regularly. It went like this:
< 1 minute Social media, press media, and a myriad of irresponsible voices are complicating our efforts to make sense of life in the modern world. It’s wild out there and our discernment is running low. I loved this book when it released, and it’s worth opening again now. If you don’t know, now you know.
3 min to read The COVID-19 pandemic brings a global occasion to move from thorn-tree living to fruit-tree living (Jeremiah 17:5-9). Because God ordains all things to magnify His glory and our joy in Him, God infuses even the dreaded Corona Virus with these purposes. As in every trial and trouble–whether a general life hardship, the sins of others against us, false teaching that seeks to draw us away, the direct work of the devil, or a bodily illness–we …