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PILFERED WHILE WE SLEPT: Sacred Things Being Stolen

PILFERED WHILE WE SLEPT: Sacred Things Being Stolen

Pastor Resources · PILFERED WHILE WE SLEPT: Sacred Things Being Stolen   Pilfer  (intransitive verb) to steal; especially to steal stealthily in small amounts and often again and again. For example, a few grains of wheat in a large sack pilfered by a rodent in...

The Enneagram Goes to Church

The Enneagram Goes to Church

Pastor Resources · The Enneagram Goes to Church   Adaptation from The Enneagram Goes to Church by Todd Wilson Adapted from The Introduction, “Pastoring Is About People” After months of sitting with the Enneagram and sharing in its insights, my mind turned from me, my...

Nativity

Nativity

The word “nativity” is derived from the Latin nativus, which means “arisen by birth.” Although technically we could use the word to describe any birth, it has become synonymous with the birth of Jesus. Nativities created as art, models, carvings, or even live...

Finding Peace in Financial Vulnerability

Finding Peace in Financial Vulnerability

Charles Dickens opens A Tale of Two Cities with the stark words, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .” I can so easily relate to that contrast when my memory races back to the winter of 2007. For most people, the coming recession hadn’t yet made...

Loss

Loss

Pastor Resources · Loss

“Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again” (1Thessalonians 5:23 NLT) Intrinsic to holiness is the idea of wholeness. God is holy; that is, He is whole,...

“I count all things loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord" (Philippians 3:8 NIV). C. S. Lewis said, “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink...

“For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised” (Hebrews 10:36). It’s the nature of human nature to want the quick fix. We’re always looking for the “zap.” We expect God to “zap” away all of our problems,...

“This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit . . . You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit--fruit that will last” (John 15:8, 16) The meaning of the Greek word for glory (“doxazo”) here is “to be revealed...

PILFERED WHILE WE SLEPT: Sacred Things Being Stolen

PILFERED WHILE WE SLEPT: Sacred Things Being Stolen

Pastor Resources · PILFERED WHILE WE SLEPT: Sacred Things Being Stolen   Pilfer  (intransitive verb) to steal; especially to steal stealthily in small amounts and often again and again. For example, a few grains of wheat in a large sack pilfered by a rodent in...

The Enneagram Goes to Church

The Enneagram Goes to Church

Pastor Resources · The Enneagram Goes to Church   Adaptation from The Enneagram Goes to Church by Todd Wilson Adapted from The Introduction, “Pastoring Is About People” After months of sitting with the Enneagram and sharing in its insights, my mind turned from me, my...

Nativity

Nativity

The word “nativity” is derived from the Latin nativus, which means “arisen by birth.” Although technically we could use the word to describe any birth, it has become synonymous with the birth of Jesus. Nativities created as art, models, carvings, or even live...

Finding Peace in Financial Vulnerability

Finding Peace in Financial Vulnerability

Charles Dickens opens A Tale of Two Cities with the stark words, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .” I can so easily relate to that contrast when my memory races back to the winter of 2007. For most people, the coming recession hadn’t yet made...

Loss

Loss

Pastor Resources · Loss

“Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again” (1Thessalonians 5:23 NLT) Intrinsic to holiness is the idea of wholeness. God is holy; that is, He is whole,...

“I count all things loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord" (Philippians 3:8 NIV). C. S. Lewis said, “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink...

“For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised” (Hebrews 10:36). It’s the nature of human nature to want the quick fix. We’re always looking for the “zap.” We expect God to “zap” away all of our problems,...

“This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit . . . You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit--fruit that will last” (John 15:8, 16) The meaning of the Greek word for glory (“doxazo”) here is “to be revealed...

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