Monday Morning Encouragement

Monday’s Ministry Encouragement: Written to encourage you, my friend in ministry, to be refreshed and renewed as we live for Christ and look toward the Bema.

Tis the season to be . . . extremely busy!! Well, the song as you know says “jolly” and not “busy,” but so many ministry events happen in this final stretch of the year that “busy” can and many times does eclipse “jolly!”

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Monday Ministry Encouragement

Monday’s Ministry Encouragement: Written to encourage you, my friend in ministry, to be refreshed and renewed as we live for Christ and look toward the Bema.

The Lord seems to send him along at a most needful time.

Twenty years ago, he drove all the way to Atlanta, Georgia, to the hospice house to minister to us when my dad was dying with cancer.

Here and there, he sends an online note of encouragement that always comes at the right time.

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Monday Ministry Encouragement

Monday’s Ministry Encouragement: Written to encourage you, my friend in ministry, to be refreshed and renewed as we live for Christ and look toward the Bema.

It’s time to celebrate the 66th Anniversary of the church where you are serving. You and others have spent considerable time planning. Music is prepared, the service order set, song lyric slides are sent, the sermon is ready, and the fellowship meal lurks around the corner. The day is here!

Then, Anniversary Sunday morning you receive a text—“Pastor, ___________ woke up sick this morning and cannot play the piano.”

Congregational songs, choir ministry, and other music ministry is affected. Changes must be made.

Is it the end of the world?

Will it be a good service?

So, what happened?

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Monday Ministry Encouragement

Monday’s Ministry Encouragement: Written to encourage you, my friend in ministry, to be refreshed and renewed as we live for Christ and look toward the Bema.

But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God (1 Samuel 30:6).

No matter what happened on Sunday . . . joy or sorrow, a crowd of people or few, decisions or no decisions, sermon flowed or sermon bombed, Twitter boast worthy or “don’t even look at Twitter,” success or stoning, applause or boos, delight or distress . . . here’s where you land on Monday.

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