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Valiant for Truth - Sanctification

A Pastor’s Reflections: Until No One Is Left
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At what point do you leave a church? This is a question that many pastors face. They take up a call at a new church, have a nice honeymoon period, and then they settle in for the grind. For some, they receive significant criticism for one reason or another.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: The Way of the Cross and Criticism
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Criticism and the pastorate go hand in hand—it’s simply a fact of life. Spend any amount of time in the pastorate and people will express criticism about your ministry. The plain and simple fact is, you can’t please everyone all the time.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Will Seminary Fix My Spiritual Problems?
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I can remember sitting in the chapel and attending new student orientation. I sat there with four hundred of my new classmates as we excitedly and eagerly soaked in the material that the Academic Dean was telling us.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Time Will Tell
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We live in an age when we expect instant results. Everything around us screams, “Right now!” Amazon is working on one-hour delivery—click, and poof! You get your product in an hour. It seems like the longest minute of the day is standing at the microwave waiting for your frozen burrito to cook.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Christ and the Third Use of the Law
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Lutheran and Reformed theologians developed the teaching that there are three uses of the law: the civil – that which regulates society and government and is common to all people; the pedagogical – that function of the law that shows us our sin and our need for Christ; and the normative – that which shows us the rules and norms for the Christian life, what conduct is good and acceptable to God.