Pastor Note #54 — The Church, Its Reason for Existing, and Its Stuff

            There is a church of my acquaintance that, a few years ago, faced a challenging problem.  The story I’m going to tell you about that church might sound to you like a fable that I’ve made up in order to teach some lesson.  But the church is a real … Continue reading Pastor Note #54 — The Church, Its Reason for Existing, and Its Stuff

Prayer Note #16 — A Pastor’s Sunday Morning Prayer

    Lord, I know less than usual what to expect during worship today.  Help me to trust you more than usual.  Pour your Spirit out in fullness on our worship.  Quiet the fears the people may have at your Spirit's coming upon us, and instead open us to receive him in all power, grace, … Continue reading Prayer Note #16 — A Pastor’s Sunday Morning Prayer