The Pastor’s Heart 4/9/2021

It’s a thought from our Men of the Word Bible study this week, something I knew but definitely need to be reminded of on a regular basis.  As, I think, we all do.  The author of the book was giving some insights on being a man of influence through serving others, and the first insight…

The Pastor’s Heart 4/2/2021

It was the Apostle Paul’s great desire, stated very simply in Philippians 3:10.  “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection.”  The power of His resurrection.  I’ve been thinking about that phrase the last day or so as we approach this Easter Sunday.  And you know, when you really drill down, that…

The Pastor’s Heart 2/26/2021

Burdens are a part of life.  Some we carry for a short time; some for a not-so-short time.  And one of the heaviest and most constant, in my opinion, is the burden of disappointment.  For some reason, I’ve seen it a lot this week.  Had it expressed to me from several different angles.  Disappointment comes…

The Pastor’s Heart 2/19/2021

It’s often said that repetition is the best teacher.  If that’s the case, I’ve definitely been taught this week.  From conversations with Tina to things I’ve read to multiple messages and devotionals I’ve listened to, Professor Repetition has been at work.  It has been a great reminder to me, and I hope it will be…

The Pastor’s Heart 2/5/2021

Usually, I’ll use this weekly note to write a few words talking about a Scripture passage, but today I think I’ll just let the Scriptures do all the talking.  So, read slowly, meditate deeply, and trust fully.  I need to remember this, and maybe you do, too. Psalm 121: “I will lift up mine eyes…

The Pastor’s Heart 1/29/2021

Three times since last week’s “Pastor’s Heart.”  Three times I stood with families that had encountered the enemy.  The enemy the Bible calls death.  And three times Heaven entered into my comments.  Heaven’s reality.  Heaven’s hope.  And how to know one is going there.  As I stood and spoke at the third funeral, the graveside…

The Pastor’s Heart 1/22/2021

62,502,904.  Let that number sink in for a second.  Let it sink deep.  That’s the reported number of preborn children’s lives taken by abortion in our country since the Roe v. Wade decision was handed down by the Supreme Court 48 years ago today.  62,502,904.  I really don’t know what else to say.  All those…