The Pastor’s Heart 6/18/2021

Thirty-three years ago this month I bought my last Father’s Day card.  I didn’t know it would be the last one, but that’s what it turned out to be.  Now, even though I no longer buy them, each year I do pause, reflect, and give thanks to God for the man for whom I bought…

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The Pastor’s Heart 6/11/2021

Home.  It’s where it begins.  Have you heard the saying, “Charity begins at home”?  Well, that’s not really what I’m talking about today; I’m talking about godliness.  King David saw it that way as he expressed his desire in Psalm 101:2, “I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.”  Godliness in a society…

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The Pastor’s Heart 6/4/2021

It caught my eye as I was reading this morning.  You know, it’s amazing how the Lord can use something we’ve read many, many times, and at a precise moment, hammer it home.  So I finished reading the context, then took a little while to look up some cross references and do a little reading…

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The Pastor’s Heart 5/28/2021

Our country’s history is full of stories of bravery, perseverance, determination, and a no-quit attitude.  From John Paul Jones on the high seas exclaiming, “I have not yet begun to fight,” to General McAuliffe’s World War II reply when the Germans called for an American surrender at the Battle of the Bulge, “Nuts,” our military…

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The Pastor’s Heart 5/14/2021

It just got personal.  It got to my Waffle House, and if you know me, you know I love Waffle House.  We’ve all read about, seen, and probably experienced the problems in businesses due to a shortage of workers.  They’ve had to cut open hours, delay services, pay more overtime to those willing to work,…

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The Pastor’s Heart 5/7/2021

A Mother’s advice is often the best, and here’s an example.  Susanna Wesley was mother to John and Charles Wesley, men whom the Lord used as preachers of the gospel and writers of hymns we still sing today.  She’s often looked at as a wonderful example of a godly mother, and so she is.  But…

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The Pastor’s Heart 4/30/2021

It’s one we used to sing all the time.  We don’t hear it as much anymore, but perhaps we need to bring it back.  And not just as a song, but as a way of life.  It’s the short chorus, “Let’s Talk about Jesus.”  Do you remember it?  Some will, but others may never have…

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The Pastor’s Heart 4/16/2021

It seems that he threw nothing away.  45 years later, they were right there in that box.  The box that I was told I could come and pick up or it would be thrown away.  So I picked it up.  The things in it belonged to my high school coach who passed away late last…

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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…

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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…

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The Pastor’s Heart 3/19/2021

We know his name, but we probably don’t remember much about him.  Hezekiah – remember him?  He was one of Judah’s godly kings, and he led his people back to a worship of the true God.  There is much about his reign that we could look at today, but it’s a summary verse that really…

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The Pastor’s Heart 3/12/2021

Has it been a year already?  In some ways it seems like yesterday.  But, when I think about it, sometimes it seems as if it’s been just about forever.  A year ago we were trying to figure out this new coronavirus, and so much had to be shut down while we stepped back, scratched our…

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