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Advice to a Fledgling Minister

I've noticed that many people who begin in ministry do not stay in ministry long-term. If you had a young person from your church who had just finished Bible School and just accepted their first staff ministry position (at your church or somewhere else), what would be three things you would tell them that you think would help them continue in ministry for the long-haul? Read the responses



To Quench or Not to Quench
Tony Cooke

To Quench or Not to QuenchThe Holy Spirit is Person, and He can be resisted (Acts 7:51), grieved (Ephesians 4:30), and even insulted (Hebrews 10:29). Likewise, our relationship with the Holy Spirit can be cultivated, and we can encourage a greater working of His Presence and influence in our lives. If we follow the admonition of Scripture and do not quench His work in our lives, we can be, “...not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord,” as Paul directed in Romans 12:11. Read this article by Tony Cooke



Jesus' Letter to the Church of Pergamum
Rick Renner

Pergamum eBook Rick RennerAlthough the believers in Pergamum had not personally seen Christ walk amongst them and examine their actions, He had done just that. Furthermore, He had lingered long enough to see everything that was taking place inside their church. This should be taken as both a warning and an encouragement to the Church in every age. As the Head of the Church, Jesus oversees everything that happens in the Body of Christ. He knows every victory won, every misstep taken, every challenge faced, every demonic attack withstood, and every error that is tolerated. Read this article by Rick Renner



After Pentecost
Donald Gee

Donald GeeSome people think organization is of the devil. God help them. You can’t run a thing the same way when it is multiplied as you did when it was beginning. You can take it from the Word of God that when a thing grows you are going to have troubles that you won’t have when it is smaller. Don’t be so silly and sentimental as to be always wanting the old days back... Read this article by Donald Gee

 


Questions and Answers

Tax Q&A Mark HellandDo you have any resources about the types of questions a prospective pastor should ask a “pulpit committee” that is considering him as their new pastor? Read the response to this question

 


7Song

7 Song Lisa CookeThis missions tool powerfully and beautifully presents the gospel in seven songs (Creation, Fall of Man, Advent, Life and Death of Jesus, Resurrection, Salvation, Eternity).

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Tony Cooke Quotes

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CONFESSION
“Confession is good for the soul. Obsession is not.”
- Tony Cooke

ETERNITY
“Christianity asserts that every individual human being is going to live for ever, and this must be either true or false. Now there are a good many things which would not be worth bothering about if I were going to live only seventy years, but which I had better bother about very seriously if I am going to live for ever.”
- C.S. Lewis

EXCELLENCE
“If my hand slacked, I should rob God.”
- Antonio Stradivari

PERSECUTION
"Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

TRINITY
“The Persons of the Trinity cooperated for our redemption in perfect harmony and reciprocity. The Father planned. The Son made the plan possible of realization by yielding up His life to death on the cross. The Spirit bent His fiery energies to the implementation of the plan. It was His appreciation of this harmony that inspired our Lord to pray for His followers: ‘That they may be one, as we are.’”
- Oswald Sanders