Dr. Voddie Baucham said that he had come "within an hour or so of death," while traveling to seek treatment in Florida after discovering last week that he was experiencing "full-blown heart failure."
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Let me share with you just six important reasons why physical fitness is important for pastors:
Pray for the unclaimed but precious gift of wisdom. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”
Help your people see salvation as more than God’s evacuation plan to one day get His followers out of this world.
This has been a season of being overwhelmed for many people, including leaders who wrestle with how to serve their ministries and organizations well in the midst of such differing viewpoints on a plethora of issues. #overwhelmed #leadership
"I feel like a lot of people are reading the Bible in standard definition," says Rabbi Jason Sobel, "because they don’t know how the Old and the New Testaments connect. And when you connect the dots, the Bible comes alive."
“We got a word from the Lord that he wanted us to pastor," says CeCe Winans, "and we were like, ‘That could not be the Lord'...And then we just started getting prophecies everywhere we went.”
“What people need," says Karl Vaters, "is familiarity and relationships. They need to be in places that they know with people that they know and love.”
"When there’s so much uncertainty," says Ryan Wakefield, "go back to the things we can be certain about. We can be certain about the kingdom of God and the local church and the good news. And we can be certain that that type of ministry flows out of relationships.”
"More and more pastors shared with us," says Jimmy Dodd, "that there was really no place to go just to be honest about their lives."
"I've always felt unqualified," says Steven Furtick, "and I discovered it puts me in pretty good company."
“God wants believers to cause other believers to love him more," says Francis Chan. “Are we producing lovers of Jesus and each other so much that the world notices?”