Craig Barnes writes in reflection on pastoral life and includes and observation about the repetitious nature of pastoral care. Frustration, care, and even and ambition can lead a pastor to resentment that care and growth are not done in one, but return again and again. Growth is the desired outcome, but the character of God …

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Most weeks of all the time I’ve spent as a pastor I’ve gathered together with pastors of other churches and other denominations and we’ve prayed together and enjoyed each other’s friendship. There have been those who have come and departed, some have stayed for longer times than others, but all who have committed into this …

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Matt Merker writes about the character of corporate public worship as a combination of gravity, gladness, and gratitude; and explains why the presence of all three in balanced measure are used to grow the people of God into the image of his son. From the article at Crossway: … the right combination of gravity, gladness, …

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