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R. G. Rowland: Learning Patience on the Farm

“The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and late rains. You also must be patient.” (James 5:7-8)

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Tony Brooks: How Small Groups Are Complementary to Sunday School

Sunday School has been a major component of the church’s outreach and evangelism arm since the early 1800s. It has served the church well over these centuries in reaching people, teaching people the Bible, and moving them to being strong followers of Christ through Sunday morning classes at church. Sunday School, in many churches over the years, often had more attendees than those churches’ worship services. We can be thankful for the past.

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via Ethics Daily: 6 Things ‘Indispensable’ Pastors Can Do to Avoid Burnout

No pastor is called to sacrifice his or her family and health to serve in ministry. We are called to a place for a period of time to do the best job we can until the Lord moves us to another work.

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Ed Jordan: Along Came God…

It was a hot, dusty day. The shepherd had been out minding his father-in-law’s sheep. It was a tough job in a scorching desert, with scant vegetation or water.  Maybe the shepherd was having a dialogue with himself, evaluating the progress of his life. For 40 years he had been leading sheep through the same desert, and perhaps he was thinking that it was time for a change. After all, 40 years is a long time to babysit sheep.

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