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A La Carte (7/18)

How to Pray for Your Pastor - “I need prayer…badly! And so does your pastor. As leaders in the church, we have unique and often more intense temptations (“Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter”). So will you consider praying for your pastor the way I ask my people to pray for me?”

Church Membership Database - Here is the beginning of a series that is looking into church membership database software and, eventually, working toward recommendations.

It’s Not About You - Here’s a really good article for pastors and other church leaders: “Of all the silly notions of ministry making the rounds, there is none sillier than the self-important notion that our leadership is what makes the difference.”

The High Cost of Ambivalence - “Walking away from gospel orthodoxy or disconnecting from the stream of church history should strike terror in our hearts. But because of personal compromise, far too many believers are found “walking in the counsel of the wicked, standing in the path of sinners and seated with the scoffers” rather than defending the faith to the death.”

You Cannot Live the Gospel - In this video Voddie Baucham is calling for theological understanding and then theological precision in the way we speak.

Oh, how precious is time, and how it pains me to see it slide away, while I do so little to any good purpose. —David Brainerd