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  • Uplifting The Weary: A Tribute To Clergy SermonCentral

    Contributed by SermonCentral on Sep 11, 2023
    based on 3 ratings

    Pastor appreciation is very much in order. God’s word calls us to support clergy. In 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 we read...

    Pastor appreciation is important. The Bible tells us to support clergy. In 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13, it says, "Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of more

  • 31 Ways To Favor Your Pastor

    Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Sep 26, 2009
    based on 10 ratings

    October is Clergy Appreciation Month. Here’s some ideas to get your creative juices flowing...

    31 FAVORS FOR YOUR PASTOR October is Clergy Appreciation Month! After doing some research with other pastors on how their congregations had shown them their appreciation in the past, I thought I would write down some ideas to get your creative appreciation juices running. Since October had 31 more

  • What Paul Might Appreciate For Clergy Appreciation Month

    Contributed by Jonathan Spurlock on Oct 24, 2023

    Paul never had the chance to celebrate Clergy/Pastor Appreciation month, but if he could, he would no doubt have several things to appreciate!

    (Based on a sermon preached October 8, 2023 at First Baptist Church, Chamois, MO. This is not an exact transcription.) Introduction: October is clergy appreciation month and I’m grateful for the men of God whom our Lord has placed in my life. Words can’t express how much gratitude I feel for more

  • Pray For Us Preachers Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 2, 2016

    The homily is the touchstone for judging a pastor’s closeness and ability to communicate to his people.

    Thursday of 13th Week in Course Today Jesus’s words are about preaching and service. They are directed to us, to the clergy leaders of the Church, primarily, but really to all Christians. Saint Francis lived out this vocation–he took with him on his journeys almost nothing. He more

  • The Rich Reservoir Of Resources In The Laity

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 26, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    Nine Ways that the Spirit helps maximize the contribution of the laity in your fellowship.

    The Rich Reservoir of Resources in the Laity (Matt 9:36-38) Illustration:Dwight L. Moody was greatly moved by a lay preacher’s statement that the world has yet to see what God can do through a person fully yielded to Him. Because an attitude of submission is far more important than outward more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Mobilize The Laity

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 24 ratings

    1. The Holy Spirit helps us wisely pray to the Lord of the harvest to send workers into His harvesting fields.

    1. The Holy Spirit helps us wisely pray to the Lord of the harvest to send workers into His harvesting fields. Jesus said, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send more workers into His fields." (Matt. 9:36-38) Ask the Lord to help you pray with more

  • Lifting Up Tired Hands

    Contributed by Dean Morgan on Jan 21, 2009
    based on 146 ratings

    Pastor appreciation is very much in order. God’s word calls us to support clergy. In 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 we read...

    LIFTING UP TIRED HANDS Exodus 17:8-13 Pastor appreciation is very much in order. God’s word calls us to support clergy. In 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 we are told: "And now, friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and more

  • Making The Transition

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 6, 2002
    based on 14 ratings

    A message to military chaplains considering the major transition of retirement

    I’ve heard it said, “Real soldiers don’t know any civilians.” For those who make the military chaplaincy a career (the lifers), there is the danger of becoming institutionalized. One becomes used to wearing the uniform, learning the language (the slang, buzz words and acronyms), sharing the more

  • “three Ways To Run The Church” Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 16, 2015

    A look at the three primary church government structures.

    - There are a number of ways that we could handle the passage this evening. We could talk about qualifications for pastors or for deacons (this would be especially helpful for a church entering into a pastor search process). We could talk about whether it’s necessary to be “called more

  • Of Chaplin And Chaplain...

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Aug 12, 2012

    Now what has Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest of the "Chaplinitis" era (when the fame of the legendary comedian spread like a wild contagion) in common with Book of Malachi (Last Book of the OT section of the Bible) containing a sizable section about Ch

    OF CHAPLIN AND CHAPLAINS Let me relate a bizarre yet true story, before I get started with my main theme. Before that… those of us who don’t know about, Charlie Chaplin, let’s put up our hands? Well, not many hands would go up, for most of us know that he was a more

  • God Of Balance And "Imbalance"

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Dec 6, 2011

    In this message I intend to bring to the fore, amongst others two of Creator’s sublime qualities. He is a God of BALANCE and can you believe it, at times ONE OF IMBALANCE!!!

    GOD OF BALANCE AND “IMBALANCE” First things first. More than worshipping God for the blessings, which He pours into our lives, we need to learn to worship Him, JUST FOR WHAT HE IS! Worshipping Him, awed by His unique attributes is noblest form of more

  • Connecting With Ministry Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Jan 21, 2016

    This message will answer the question, “How do I get involved in ministry?”

    Our study on CONNECTING continues today. We are examining how to best fulfill our MISSION as we enter into this new year. In order to pursue the goals of evangelism and discipleship, we must be CONNECTED. First, we must be connected with God for the spiritual strength that only he more

  • Leadership In The Suffering Church Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jan 31, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Exposition of 1 Peter 4:1-4

    Text: 1 Peter 5:1-4, Title: Leadership in the Suffering Church, Date/Place: LSCC, 3/5/06, AM A. Opening illustration: Quoted from Pastoral Life magazine: One Sunday morning a pastor got up in the pulpit and apologized for the Band-aid on his face. He said "I was thinking about my sermon while more

  • To An Ever Greater Love Of The Word Of God Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 7, 2011

    Two guides help us in our journey with the Scriptures: St. Paul and the prologue to John's Gospel

    Monday of 29th Week in Course St. Ignatius of Antioch Verbum Domini Our saint today, Ignatius of Antioch, is a most appropriate patron for our reflections on the Word of God. He was the third bishop of Antioch, but, more importantly, was a disciple of John the Apostle. His writings give us a more

  • Receiving The Gift Of Worship Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 1, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    As changes in worship style come, many will find the changes difficult to accept, but it will be easier if we see Liturgy as primarily a divine gift.

    May 4, 2009 Sacramentum Caritatis when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, "Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?" When the RSV translation talks about “the circumcision party,” we get an unintended pun in English. Literally, it refers to a more