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SERVANTS OF CHRIST

“Did you hear the one about the minister, the priest and the rabbi…?”   Chances are, so have most pastors.  Preacher jokes are as plentiful as lawyer jokes.  That’s OK.  Some of them are truly funny. Pastors need to take the word of God seriously, but not so much themselves. What preachers see from their side of the pulpit can be comical too.  Ask people to picture the perfect pastor and they might tell you he’s 30 years old and…

FELLOWSHIP

The word “fellowship” itself in the Bible means to have things in common.  Real fellowship exists when we have the truth of God’s word in common.  Belief in the same Savior and the same teachings of the Bible binds us together in a bond of real fellowship – in the pulpit, at the communion rail, in prayer, in supporting the work of the Church.  It is a very positive thing. There is such a perfect fellowship of kindred hearts that…

“THE BELT OF TRUTH”

In his famous summons to “put on the full armor of God” in Ephesians chapter 6, St. Paul says:  “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist.” The Roman soldier wore a heavy belt that guarded and supported his middle.  It was more than some decorative Elvis belt.  It allowed him to tuck in or gird up any loose-flowing robes or clothing to be prepared for action, free from anything that would trip him up, free…

“LOOK AT THE FIELDS!”

The disciples show up just as Jesus has finished talking to a shady lady at Jacob’s well.  She has gone back to the village with her tale of a man who told her everything she ever did, a man who offered her living water, a man who must indeed be the Messiah, the Christ of God! Pointing to the fields of grain blowing in the breeze, Jesus reminds the disciples of their own daily small talk about crops and weather…

FROM ONE FATHER TO ANOTHER

A fellow named James Emery White wrote the following in a recent article: I am about to enter into the most volatile subject imaginable.  No, not abortion or same-sex marriage, not even immigration reform or gun control. Those are tame. I want to talk about parents, sports and the church. How many of you already felt your defenses go up, blood pressure rise, and claws and fangs extend? I’m kind of dumb, so I’m going to keep writing. But I am smart enough to…