Author: James Taiwo

Inspirational quotes and articles by James Taiwo - author of [The Pinnacle of Compassion] [Success Express Lane] [Bible Giants of Faith] [Who Was Jesus, Really?] [Bible Application Lessons] [Book of Prayers] & others. Learn more at www.BibleLifeLesson.com

Jesus powers unlimited to situation #needto #power #speak #is #visible #situation

Jesus has all the power needed to speak into any situation – whether visible or invisible. Whatever Jesus says is the final. #hand #reading #learning #education #readerslife

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How Is Your Pastor Doing?

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If this month is considered as Pastors’ Appreciation month, how would you appreciate your pastor? Does your pastor deserve an appreciation, and how much of it would you offer him?

Your pastor is your church leader who watches over your soul and leads you in the way of the Lord. Pastors’ job is much more involving than it appears on the surface.

Pastors share the responsibility of their church members. They are all out there trying their best to help those in need.

If any comparison would be suitable, consider comparing your pastor to the president of a country who has an enormous burden to care for the citizens of his land.

Your pastor has a lot on his plate to deal with. Just imagine that your pastor is not only dealing with your issue; he is also dealing with the situations of other members of the congregation.

If any member has a problem, it also automatically got your pastor involved. He has to be there for such an individual. He has to stand in the gap by praying and providing other supports.

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Your Pastor Is Human

Your pastor, who is often pressured to help solve other people’s problems, also has his own personal life with issues to address.

Your pastor, just like every other human being, has to care for himself and his family.

Perhaps, your pastor even has more problems to shove aside while he’s trying to solve yours!

Always remember that your pastor is a fellow human being who puts his problem aside to try to be of help to you.

Never take the kindness of your pastor for granted – Appreciate him!

Your pastor has a spiritual responsibility to watch over your soul. He watches over you in prayers. He feeds you with the word of God. He also tries his best to offer you moral support and other help whenever you need one.

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Appreciate Your Pastor

Get this fact straight: your pastor is not God; you must not worship him!

You must give all glory to God, for he deserves it! However, never forget that your pastor, who represents God in your life, must be appreciated!

Hebrews 13:17 (NIV) rightly addresses this,

“Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.” – Hebrews 13:17 (NIV)

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Don’t Be Insensitive About Your Pastor

Your pastor is not an angel. Most times, people get it wrong, thinking their pastors are all-sufficient ones. They are not.

Even if everything is going well with your pastor, you should always consider it important to encourage and minister to his needs.

Pastors are human, just like everyone else. They have needs, and they need some encouragement.

 

How Well Can A Pastor Be Appreciated?

Some pastors get paid some stipends to care for their needs while some others don’t get any payment.

Under whatever condition, you, as a church member, must understand that you have the personal responsibility to take care of your pastor!

Take it or leave it, no pastor can be well compensated for his services because the title carries enormous responsibility with ranging impact of brain drain, emotional impact, and psychological impact.

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How May I Appreciate My Pastor?

As a church member, step-up to the plate and shoulder your responsibility. Do your due diligence for your pastor!

  1. Pray for your pastor
  • Your pastor is another human being who has needs. He needs your prayers to keep energized as he continues to serve the Lord.
  1. Encourage your pastor
  • Some good words can help to make a difference in the life of your pastor.
  • Have some words of encouragement for your pastor whenever you get the chance.
  1. Provide for your pastor
  • Money and materials can help.
  • You may have thought that your little offering cannot make a dent; you might be wrong! Guess what? Your “widow’s mite” may worth a million to your pastor.
  • (Remember that any good thing you do to your pastor is technically being done to God).

 

What You Must Not Do To Your Pastor

  1. Don’t sabotage the efforts of your pastor.
  • Don’t negatively influence his work.
  • Keep your mouth shut and don’t say anything whenever you don’t have any positive word.
  1. Don’t back-stab your pastor
  • (Unfortunately, this has to be mentioned among the believers!)
  • Understand that your wrong words and back-stabbing can affect the work of God.
  • Always remember that words and actions will be rewarded on God’s day of judgment.
  1. Don’t expect your pastor to always please you in speech and deeds.
  • Your pastor is not just a friend; he is your mentor!
  • Your pastor is not a motivational speaker; he is God’s messenger.
  • Only expect your pastor to tell you the Bible-principle truth.
  • Don’t expect your pastor to always say whatever you will like to hear.
  • Suck your pride whenever your pastor tells you an inconvenient truth.

Obey the word of God spoken by your pastor so that you can prosper on earth and inherit God’s kingdom.

Respect your pastor, appreciate him, and remember him in prayers.

As you do all the good things discussed in this post, I believe and declare that you shall prosper in all your ways!

Shalom!

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Human tradition not a means of satisfying God #education #loveyou

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No one should mistake human tradition as a means of satisfying God. Bible must be our standard of practice. Serve God and get his rewards. #tradition #text #writing #learning #love #humanity #qotd #mindset #inspirational

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God unpredictable mode of operations

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God has various unpredictable mode of operations. Irrespective of a style used, his prime goal will be to favor his children. #style #kiddos #unpredictable #prime #goal #favor

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God uses various circumstances to get attention

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God uses various circumstances to get people’s attention. Anyone who responds will get his blessings.

#rain #smile #happy #affirmations #knowledge #inspirational #lifequotes #wordgasm

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Christian making positive confession

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A Christian must keep making positive confession during his difficult time. God never fails, he will come at the right time with the right solution
#knowledge #wordsofwisdom #writerscommunity #liveyourbestlife #wordstoliveby #mindsetmatters #righttime

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God’s children must care for others #friendship #love #text #happy #morning

care for othersGod’s children must care for others. People who care for their neighbors will receive God’s reward on earth and in heaven.

#friendship #love #romance #text #happy #morning #photography #loveyou #romantic #happylife #dailymotivation #wordsofwisdom #thoughts #share

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Salvation is meant for Christians and non-Christians. #belief #blueworld #electricblue #blueislove

Salvation

Salvation is meant for Christians and non-Christians. Anyone who believes Jesus will be saved to enjoy earthly and heavenly benefits. #believe #enjoy #save #christians #benefits #salvation #mean #believes #saved #belief #blueworld #electricblue #blueislove

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Unexpected Jesus – Victoria Acerta! [podcast]

Faith in JesusUnexpected Jesus – What Is Your Stand?

Matthew 24

If not the day shortened, even the elect will be deceived (◄ Matthew 24:22 ►)

  • When your faith is tried,
    • will you deny God?
    • Will you turn back from servicing God?
  • When you say God where are you, what will be your next action?
    • Will you deny Jesus?

Have your consolation in God

  • In this world you will have tribulation but be of good cheers I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

What will Satan make you think?

  • God has deserted you
  • Fact: Even our Lord Jesus has is moment of trials, tribulations, and persecutions.

What should you do?

  • Don’t believe your feelings
    • that is the main focus of the devil, and don’t give him that!
  • Keep telling yourself, “This too shall pass.”
  • Christ has stated, “In this world you will have tribulation but I have overcome the world – (John 16:33).”
  • Keep reading the word of God (It transpires inner strength even when you are out of physical strength)
    • Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path – (Psalm 119:105)
  • Keep praying and ask your friends to be praying for you.
    • Those who wait on the Lord shall be strong and do exploits – (Daniel 11:32)

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Run From Idol Worship

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Run from idol worship. It is immoral and very disgusting to God. idol worship is paganism, and God dislikes it. Anyone who regards himself as a child of God should hate idolatry, just like God does. God gave a checklist of his commandments to his children, and he ensured to mention, “You shall not have any other gods beside me.” In fact, let it be clearly said that an idolater will always be an enemy of God.

If you consider yourself an idol worshiper in any form or version, consider changing from it! Don’t forget how God disciplined people and nations in the past because of their idolatry practices. Serve God alone; let him be everything in your life. He will bless you if you do so.

Learn more about forbidden practices and more importantly about idolatry here >> https://www.jamestaiwo.com/blog/worshiping-living-god-not-idol/

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