The importance of small group discipleship within the local church is irreplaceable. May we approach the task of leading our small groups with the heart of Ezra.
For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel (Ezra 7.10).
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One of the greatest opportunities to show genuine care and concern for others is through times of grief. I hope the following words help you communicate your love for others as you seek to be a source of God-sent comfort in their lives.
Don’t Be A Slow Driver
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As a Pastor of Pastoral Care, I spend quite a few hours in the hospital. To be honest, I don’t mind this aspect of ministry. I’ve seen God do great things in and through people while they’re hospitalized. I’ve witnessed people and families rejoice over improved health and I’ve seen the devastation when health makes a turn for the worse. I’ve seen numerous instances of renewed faith as people walk through illness. I’ve see the gospel shared countless times. And on the lighter side, I’ve also seen the backside of way too many hospital gowns.
Here are some lessons I’ve learned in order to make hospital visits more effective.
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