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Remembering Reverend Billy Graham

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Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God. ~Billy Graham I can remember sitting in the far back bleachers of the St. Louis arena watching Billy...

In Case You Catch Me Crying…

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It is safe to say that I am not a cryer. At least not until recently. Now my eyes seem to leak often. While I appreciate a good bought of tears now and then, I don’t cry easily. Yet, ever since the death of an officer in our community, I have found myself crying several times a day. The last...

14 Surprising Facts You May Not Know About Pastors

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By definition, a pastor is one who "shepherds his flock."  You know this means he preaches, officiates weddings, and probably has meetings in his office to explain some theological question; but what is the role of pastor really like?  Here are 14 surprising facts you may not know about pastors: We fight the balance between pleasing...

How to Improve Self Image through Awe of God

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Do you remember the first time you rode a roller coaster, saw the mountains, kissed another person, ate the best burger, held your child? There is an AWE in first experiences. They sweep you away with emotion and you swear your life will never be the same. I want you to imagine for a moment feeling that same kind...

How to Change Your Perspective on Life

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I was recently rereading the Christmas story as told by the Gospel of John. He is the only Gospel writer that seems to leave out the whole Bethlehem story, or any account of lineage or Mary and Joseph out. Yet he boldly states the "Light came into the world." This is the best summary statement of the Christmas story. THE...

Do We Have a Cosmic Case of Transference? [sermon]

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Mission Hills—It is good to be home! My name is Josh Weidmann. I had the privilege of serving as a teaching pastor, among other things, and it is good to come back to see faces I love and people dear to my heart. It’s home! It so neat to see the new things you are doing here! Congrats on...

The Ultimate Cure: Fighting Anxiety with Fear

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The Pervasive Problem with Anxiety Sarah Fader, a thirty-seven-year-old social media consultant in Brooklyn, made it clear that anxiety is no long a problem for some but a generalized disorder for all. She texted her friend about coming to visit, but when she didn’t write back quickly, Sarah started to get uneasy. Sarah posted on Twitter to her sixteen thousand-plus...

The Gospel of John’s 3 Part Plan with 1 Main Aim

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I have preached through the Gospel of John 1 and 1/2 times. If God doesn’t take me home first, I will preach through the Gospel of John two times by the end of next year. Each time has been entirely different than the other. I study afresh every passage for the week I will preach it, as if I...

Where Do You Find True Security?

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What Message do You Preach to Yourself? Every single day, we preach a message to ourselves. Think about it. You have a little voice in your head that tells you a gospel every single day. Now, it may not be The Gospel. It might not be the truth about Jesus Christ, but it's some kind of truth-telling you who you...

How to Read More so You Can Lead Better [video]

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Readers are Leaders.  If you are not reading, then you are not improving your skills and you will quickly be irrelevant. A true leader takes the time to read so that they are learning new things and stay relevant with those they are reaching, selling to or serving. In the above video, I share about how I read regularly. I have...

How to Avoid Being too Busy [video]

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I try really hard to not say "I am busy" when people ask me how I am.  I may say, "life is full" but I don't want to be known as a person who is always being too busy. Busyness is not a great way to be known. The Christian life is marked by doing and obeying, but it also...

A Preacher’s Job is Proper Contextualization

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“If you over-contextualize and compromise the actual content of the gospel, you will draw a crowd but no one will be changed. That is nothing less than a dereliction of the preacher’s duty. You will mainly just be confirming people in their present course of life. On the other hand, if you under-contextualize, so that your communication of the...