Christian Men Wanted

There seems to be a shortage of Christian manhood today. Where are the men of faith and action in this generation? We need courageous Christian men!

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Earnest Shackleton placed this ad while looking for a crew for an Antarctic expedition.  It is said that 5,000 men applied for the job.  The ad understated the dangers.  Shackleton’s 1914-1917 Antarctic expedition became a breathtaking tale of hardship and survival.

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The response to this ad reminds us that some are drawn to seemingly impossible tasks.  Mainstream Christianity is marketing the life of a Christian as a neverending party with few rules and even fewer expectations.  Our Lord presented a very different concept of discipleship. 

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Don’t Let Your Church Die

In our efforts to plant new churches, we must not let the ones we have die.  Let’s strive to strengthen our existing churches while we plant new ones.

Matthew 16:18
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

A local church is a divine organism.  It is sparked to life by Christ for His people.  It was His idea.  He founded the local church, paid for it with His blood, and made Himself the Head of it.

Furthermore, He gives each local church His divine protection.

Every faithful assembly of believers has “Divine Perpetuity.”  That’s a fancy way of saying that each church has God’s supernatural protection and can continue until Christ returns.  

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Don’t miss this powerful truth!  A Church cannot be destroyed from outside forces.  Satan cannot destroy a church from the outside.  Persecution may hurt it, but it will survive.  A government may outlaw it, but it will continue.  An enemy may bulldoze the building, but the believers will remain.  Members may be jailed or killed, but the work of God marches on.  

History reveals that while outside pressure can hinder the external ministry of a church, it causes the believers to grow more committed to God and one another.  This is Divine Perpetuity in action.  

But wait a minute.  We know that churches die.  How can this happen?

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Pastor Search – Pastors Don’t Grow On Trees

Pastors are crucial to God’s work.  As we endeavor to plant churches, we must have more men of God.  But where do we find them? 

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Have you ever considered where pastors come from?  It may seem like a weird question at first glance, yet it is vital that we know the answer.  

Pastors are crucial to God’s work.  They are the under-shepherds of local assemblies leading in the stead of Christ.  Pastors are called to lead, feed, guide, and protect the flock of God.  

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A Church’s success in obeying the Lord is significantly affected by her pastor.  Churches tend to take on the personality, passion, and position of their pastors.  This is a blessing with a Godly, faithful, and committed man of God.  Also, it can be a curse with an ungodly, unmotivated, or unfaithful pastor.  

A church that lacks vision, clarity, doctrine, energy, etc. usually has someone at the helm who isn’t providing them.  A church that has drive, sound doctrine, passion, urgency, soul winning ministries, baptisms, etc. has a faithful pastor leading the way.  

A critic may complain that we are placing too much emphasis on the pastor. “What about Christ?” they ask.  Of course, the Lord is the head of the church.  He is the founder, builder, and protector of His Bride.  But don’t forget that it was our Lord’s idea to commission pastors to lead the flock.  

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Compelling Reasons Every Preacher Should Exercise

Preaching God’s Word is a priceless privilege. Also, it is one of the most stressful jobs on the planet. Spiritual battle, mental strain, emotional stress, and physical neglect create a devastating recipe for bad health.

Compelling Reasons Every Preacher Should Exercise

1 Samuel 4:15–18
“Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were dim, that he could not see.

And the man said unto Eli, I am he that came out of the army, and I fled to day out of the army. And he said, What is there done, my son?

And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken.

And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.”

Many preachers struggle with their physical health.

There are two stereotypical extremes of preachers. The first is the “plastic preacher.” He looks like a Ken doll with every hair in place, six-pack abs, and way too much emphasis on his appearance.

The second is the “plump preacher.” He is overweight, unfit, and gives way too little thought to his appearance.

Both extremes should be avoided like the plague.

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Spring Church Planting Conference Recap – Save New England

God is moving in New England. Rejoice with us over the highlights of the conference and watch a short recap video.

“And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.”

Acts 14:27

In this passage of Scripture, Paul and Barnabas returned from a missionary journey and declared the good things that God had done. It is a good idea to rehearse the goodness of God to churches so that those who were not present during God’s blessings can praise the Lord for His work.

Allow me to share God’s blessings from our recent conference so you can rejoice with us and pray for the spiritual need in New England.

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