Pastor, Replace Yourself (Num 27:15-20)

This passage opens to a sobering scene: Moses is told by the Lord God that he is about to die, so that the children of Israel can enter into the Promised Land.


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Ministry Tips from the Apostle Paul (II Cor 4:1-5)

Paul is writing to the Church at Corinth a second time. In the beginning of his letter, he speaks especially of the struggles that he faced in the ministry. As the chapter opens, the Spirit gives us several applications for ministry.


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Woe Be Unto the Pastors (Jer 23:1-4)

Here is a passage that struck my heart recently. Jeremiah is prophesying to the people of Judah, and pinpoints a specific group that was being neglectful of the rest: the pastors.


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The Lord Is Able to Give Thee Much More (I Chr 25:5-10)

Amaziah was not the best king of Judah, nor was he the worst. One high point of his reign occurred in this passage. The king desired to go to battle with the Edomites, an enemy of the Jews. But, to try to ensure victory, he hired mercenaries from Israel, to add to his numbers.

God objected to Amaziah’s alliance with the ungodly Israeli nation, and sent a prophet to tell him so. In fact, God promised defeat at the hands of the Edomites, should the king persist in going out to battle with these mercenaries!


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The Destruction of Pride (I Chronicles 19:1-19)

Proverbs 16:18 tells us, “Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Pride is a destroyer that every one of us fights with daily, without exception.


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The Servitude of Debt (Proverbs 22:7)

One large problem in our churches is covetousness. It is said that covetousness (or a greedy desire to have more) is one of the sins that is often overlooked and unpunishable in our Bible-believing churches. One natural result of this sin is the pitfall of debt.


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