Senior Pastor Update: December 10, 2017

Date December 10, 2017
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Romans 10:15 says, As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” This week let’s pray for our next Pastor and for ourselves. Pray that we will all be quick to share the good news of Jesus any time an opportunity …

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Pastor to People: December 10, 2017

Date December 10, 2017
Author Dr. William P. Bertsche
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When critics called Jesus “a friend of sinners,” it was not meant as a compliment (Luke 7:34). Instead, he was being judged as spiritually unworthy for associating with people who were despised in that culture. When asked why he spent time with the outcasts, Jesus said, “It is not …

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Senior Pastor Update: December 3, 2017

Date December 3, 2017
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In 1 Timothy 6:11, Paul urges Timothy, as a man of God, to Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. This week, let’s pray for our next pastor. Pray that he will set his heart on pursuing these things, and on living a life that is pleasing to …

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Pastor to People: December 3, 2017

Date December 3, 2017
Author Dr. William P. Bertsche
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Today marks the first week of Advent, a time of anticipation leading up to Christmas, when we begin our celebration of the arrival of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Have you been a peace-maker or a peace-breaker this past week? Last week, Pastor Ed reminded us from Matthew 5:9 …

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Senior Pastor Update: November 26, 2017

Date November 26, 2017
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In 1 Peter 3:8, the apostle gives us this command: Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. This week let’s pray for ourselves and our Moody Church family, that each of us will seek to fulfill this …

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Pastor to People: November 26, 2017

Date November 26, 2017
Author Dr. William P. Bertsche
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With Thanksgiving behind us, we can focus our energy on the pursuit of buying things that will make us even more thankful, right? Yikes! Wouldn’t that be a terrible waste? Though some stores began selling Christmas trees weeks ago, the Christmas season is only now officially upon us. What …

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Senior Pastor Update: November 19, 2017

Date November 19, 2017
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As we enter Thanksgiving week, what better way to pray than to praise the Lord for His goodness and leading? This week, let Psalm 9:1 guide your prayers and interactions: I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds …

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Pastor to People: November 19, 2017

Date November 19, 2017
Author Dr. William P. Bertsche
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A few years ago, around this time of year, I was chatting with people who were sharing their plans for Thanksgiving. One brother (who is now with the Lord) was planning on spending time with his former wife and expressed hope that he could share the gospel with her. Someone …

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Senior Pastor Update: November 12, 2017

Date November 12, 2017
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In Joshua 24:15, Joshua proclaims But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. This week, let’s pray that our next Pastor will lead his family to love and serve God. Pray that he will be a godly husband and father, leading his family not …

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Pastor to People: November 12, 2017

Date November 12, 2017
Author Dr. William P. Bertsche
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This past week several of us attended a conference designed to help churches encourage greater passion for outreach in their members. We heard remarkable stories of people coming to trust in Jesus, churches going from being inwardly-focused to caring deeply about their communities, and testimonies of folks who came to …

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