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How does a pastor deal with “Carnal Christians” in his church?

Scripture addresses those who belong to Christ, and those who do not.  There are those who possess the Spirit of God, and those who do not.  But, is there a 3rd category?  Many, especially in certain circles in American Evangelicalism, would

Posted in Evangelism, Oversight of Souls

How does a pastor minister to a couple who just experienced a miscarriage?

A little over eleven years ago, my wife miscarried with our second child.  Ever since then, God in his kind providence has provided opportunity after opportunity for my wife and I to minister to other couples who have experienced this unique loss.  As

Posted in Home and Family, Oversight of Souls

How does a pastor shepherd a young couple he married 6 months ago?

At the end of last year, I married a sweet young couple in our church.  It came time after the dust settled to meet with them to see how married life was treating them, which I did this week.  I try to

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Weddings

How does a pastor encourage military veterans in his congregation?

For those living in America, you know today is Memorial Day.  For my international readers, this is a day where we honor those who have served our country in the military, particularly those who died for our freedoms.  This typically

Posted in Discipleship, Oversight of Souls
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