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Solitude and Fellowship

By Mark Driscoll Two sides exist with every spiritual discipline. A Pastor’s healthy relationship with God involves both being and doing. On one hand, there is a contemplative practice, and ...

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Biblical Authority

One major aspect of Spiritual Vitality in a church planter is his deep commitment to Biblical authority. Scott Thomas interviewed Dr. Sam Storms while he was in Seattle last week about what it ...

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The Spirit Led Pastor

Last week, Dr. Sam Storms was in Seattle and graciously took some time to talk with Scott Thomas about what it looks like to be a Spirit-led pastor. Dr. Storms is pastor of Bridgeway Church in ...

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Pastors are Bible Guys

By Scott Thomas, President of Acts 29 Pastors and church planters must be Bible guys. In order to be able to teach (as a biblical qualification of all pastors), we have to know our Bibles well and ...

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Biblical Qualifications of a Pastor

Pastor Scott Thomas The Bible specifically speaks about the qualifications for those who will lead a congregation of people. These qualifications have been the same for almost 2,000 years. Jesus is ...

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Going Deep With Sabbath Rest

By JR Vassar Healthy men pastor healthy churches. One of the keys to spiritual health and spiritual vitality is Sabbath rest. Four Reasons to Sabbath 1. Sabbath rest will refresh our whole selves. ...

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Spiritual Dryness

By Scott Thomas, President of Acts 29 Network I found myself saying (privately) that I was too busy to attend a worship service—and I was the lead pastor who was preaching! The truth is that ...

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X-Ray Questions

By Pastor Scott Thomas, President of Acts 29 David Powlison, in his book, Seeing with New Eyes (P & R Publishing, 2003) examines human motivation—why we do what we do by listing 35 ...

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The Easiest Thing About Prayer: Eight Reasons to Continue Steadfastly in Prayer Part 2

By Dr Sam StormsThe easiest thing about praying is quitting. Giving up seems so reasonable, so easy to justify. It’s always been that way, which is why Paul wrote in Colossians 4:12, ...

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The Easiest Thing About Prayer: Eight Reasons to Continue Steadfastly in Prayer Part 1

By Dr Sam StormsThe easiest thing about praying is quitting. Giving up seems so reasonable, so easy to justify. It’s always been that way, which is why Paul wrote in Colossians 4:12, ...

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