He Remembers Your Name

One thing makes me nervous about going to church. Do you know what it is? What makes me nervous is that sometimes I can’t remember people’s names. Ever had that problem at church?

Hey, I’ve started writing people’s names on notes I keep in the front of my Bible. That’s been helping me with my problem of forgetting names.

There’s a great Scripture passage in Isaiah. It reads:

“I will not forget you. Even if a mother could forget the baby at her breast, which is highly unlikely, I’ll not forget you.”

That’s God speaking through His prophet.

So, go to church this weekend with this marvelous promise from the Lord that He even remembers your name when He welcomes you to His house. Wonderful!

And, when the names of new friends are written on a note inside your Bible, you can get people’s names right, too.

 


I am grateful that I continue to hear how positively readers are responding to my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is available at Amazon.com by clicking here.

In this book, I offer some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what their pastor has said from the pulpit.


You will find a variety of other helpful resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.

 

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Sacrifice

Sacrifice—it’s the giving up of something valuable in order to obtain what’s worth even more. In baseball, when a team has a runner on first, they’ll often sacrifice to move him to second. So, they’ll give up a valuable out for the chance of a subsequent hit then scoring a run.

The concept of sacrifice is found all through Scripture. The Old Testament sacrifices foreshadowed God’s incredible sacrifice of His Son, so the sins of the world could be forgiven.

The advance of the church, it’s come as people have been willing to be sacrificial. For example, in their giving, they’ve passed by purchasing what they wanted so a new sanctuary could be erected.

When the concept of sacrifice is lost, the church is in big trouble.

 


I am grateful that I continue to hear how positively readers are responding to my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is available at Amazon.com by clicking here.

In this book, I offer some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what their pastor has said from the pulpit.


You will find a variety of other helpful resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.

 

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The Best Form of Church Government

What’s the best form of church government?

Should the congregation have the final say on all major decisions? What about a group of elected elders being able to carry on church business without having to consult the larger church body? And, where does the pastor fit in? How much influence or decision-making power should he or she have?

You want to know something? Every arrangement has its strengths and weaknesses. None is perfect, and here’s the key. Now, pay close attention.

Where there’s love and respect for one another in a church, almost any system will work. And, where love and a mutual respect do not exist, no system is going to work. Frankly, it’s about as simple as that.

Love and respect for one another—that’s what makes church business easy to carry on.

 


I am grateful that I continue to hear how positively readers are responding to my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is available at Amazon.com by clicking here.

In this book, I offer some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what their pastor has said from the pulpit.


You will find a variety of other helpful resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.

 

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To Whom Are You Speaking?

When someone starts talking, it helps if you know whether they are speaking to you, to someone else, or maybe even talking aloud to themselves. I’m suggesting the same is true regarding singing hymns.

It really helps to know if the words are addressed to God, like “How great Thou art.” Or, if the words are addressed to others in the congregation, “Rise up, O men of God.” Or, even if the words are addressed to one’s self: “Be still my soul, the Lord is on my side.”

Now, one very good way you can find out is simply by getting to church early and just reading through the hymns listed in the bulletin. Or, if you don’t have that opportunity, you can get some idea by scanning the first several lines while the intro is being played.

Someone’s words lose their meaning if you can’t tell to whom they’re being said. And, it can be that way with hymns as well. So, just let this particular “word to the wise” be sufficient.

 


I am grateful that I continue to hear how positively readers are responding to my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is available at Amazon.com by clicking here.

In this book, I offer some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what their pastor has said from the pulpit.


You will find a variety of other helpful resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.

 

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