Psalm 2:11-12 (for Lent)

Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. ... Read More »

Isaiah 1:18, Psalm 32:1 (for Lent)

Pastor: “Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they... Read More »
When People Throw Stones, Part 4

When People Throw Stones, Part 4

This is the fourth, and final, post on coping with the challenges of facing criticism in ministry. Hold on to Hope Hold on to hope. God is working behind the scenes to accomplish a... Read More »

Hebrews 12:1-2 (for Lent)

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance... Read More »

Matthew 11:28-30 (for Lent)

[Jesus said,] Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find... Read More »
When People Throw Stones, Part 3

When People Throw Stones, Part 3

In last week’s posts, David Roper discussed the challenges that ministry leaders face when they are criticized and offered advice on how ministry leaders can cope. Today he... Read More »

Psalm 130:3-5 (for Lent)

If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, ... Read More »

Psalm 22:23, 26-28 (for Lent)

You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel! . . . The poor will eat and be satisfied; ... Read More »
“The Heart Of A Shepherd” (Part Three)

“The Heart Of A Shepherd” (Part Three)

This week, we are considering 1 Thessalonians 2:1-20, in which he describes the heart of a shepherd. Monday, he began with the shepherd’s methods. Yesterday, we examined the... Read More »

Hebrews 12:2-3 (for Lent)

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne... Read More »