A somewhat contextless quote from Ron Edmondson that expresses a helpful reminder that pastors continually need to have brought to mind. …the role of a shepherd is to lead sheep to the source of provision, not be the provision. Shepherds point people to truth and grace, but you can (and should) trust God with people‚Äôs …

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Westminster Larger Catechism – Lord’s Day 39 Q & A 155 Q How is the Word made effectual to salvation? A The Spirit of God makes the reading, but especially the preaching of the Word, an effectual means of enlightening, convincing, and humbling sinners; of driving them out of themselves, and drawing them unto Christ; …

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In stories the hero arrives just in the nick of time. James Bond turns off the detonator with 007 seconds remaining. Han and Chewbacca arrive just as Darth Vader is about to fire on Luke. That sort of thing. While the Bible tells us that Jesus’ incarnation took place at the right time, the narrative …

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