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Jimmy Smith
Interests: My interests include my family, reading and understanding the Bible, fishing for black bass, helping pastors in south Texas, encouraging people where I find them, seeing new followers of Jesus grow in their faith and writing this blog to help pastors and to bring glory to God.
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Many are sad to see Sunday school in decline,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2013 at monday morning pastor
God loves Muslims, and so should we—even those few who are our enemies. We should love them enough to befriend them, love them enough to make them welcome in our homes, and love them enough to share the gospel with them. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at monday morning pastor
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One place to start would be to take a basic spiritual gifts inventory. It is easy to do, takes only 10 minutes and will help you get started in identifying your own giftedness. You can do that right now absolutely free at this site: http://www.lifeway.com/lwc/files/lwcF_MYCS_030526_Spiritual_Gifts_Survey.pdf Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at monday morning pastor
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Sermon preparation can and will be all what you make it. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at monday morning pastor
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Each card features the theologian’s name, lifespan, short biography, and quick list of significant contributions that influenced Christianity. If you want a quick yet thorough lesson on church history, these cards will be one of the better options if not the best. Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 9, 2013 at monday morning pastor
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Allow me to quickly list for you five reasons why I believe you should consider Abraham: Following God's Promise for your next small group or Sunday school Bible study. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2013 at monday morning pastor
Pastors who have practiced their calling for a few years will invariably use different techniques in their preaching and teaching. Granted, most will favor one over the other. However, it is good to have knowledge and experience in preparing and delivering several different kinds of sermons and Bible studies. via jimmydsmith.typepad.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 30, 2013 at monday morning pastor
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As pastors our very calling demands we relate well to everyone. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2012 at monday morning pastor
A little more than a hundred years ago, the American frontier family huddled around candles at the kitchen table after dark. While mom and grandma sewed and mended, kids played quietly and dad read Scripture – out loud – for an hour or more each evening. Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 13, 2012 at monday morning pastor
“Get out of your offices and get into your studies. Quit playing office manager and program director, quit staffing committees, and even right now recommit yourselves to what you were ordained to do, namely the ministry of Word and sacraments. Pick up good theology books again: hard books, classical texts, great theologians. Claim the energy and time to study for days and days at a time. Disappear for long hours because you are reading Athanasius on the person of Jesus Christ or Wesley on sanctification or Augustine on the Trinity or Calvin on the Christian life or Andrew Murray on... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 8, 2012 at monday morning pastor
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My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers is a book like none other. The material for it was written while Chambers was serving as a Chaplain with Allied troops in Egypt. There he learned what it was like to talk to men who were on the front line of battle. Chambers pointed the troops to Jesus Christ. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2012 at monday morning pastor
Have you ever felt like someone was misusing a verse in the Bible? I think we all have and we may even have unwittingly done it ourselves. Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 1, 2012 at monday morning pastor
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...It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one until you have read an old one in between. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2012 at monday morning pastor
Below is an interesting collection of facts and information regarding Mormonism. These have been put together by a regular commenter to this blog. Its not all worded the way I would word things. However, it is very interesting. via mormonisminvestigated.co.uk Continue reading
Reblogged May 25, 2012 at monday morning pastor
"Pastors who have practiced their calling for a few years will invariably use different techniques in their preaching and teaching." Continue reading
Reblogged May 21, 2012 at monday morning pastor
Warning - selfless, true love on display. Continue reading
Reblogged May 9, 2012 at monday morning pastor
"Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again." Continue reading
Reblogged May 7, 2012 at monday morning pastor
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"He is a good pastor who knows where to go to find the desperate souls in need of help." Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2012 at monday morning pastor
"We are grateful to Wade Burleson for posting this on his blog site." Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 28, 2012 at monday morning pastor
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It’s not hard to see why more than 10,000 people like Bible Study Magazine on Facebook. Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 18, 2012 at monday morning pastor
The bond between a dog and owner is a unique treasure and most certainly a gift from God. It can be easy to forget that it's not just family abd friends that pay the price for our freedom when their loved ones are serving their countries, but it is also the furry four-legged companions that experience the loss as well. This incredibly heartwarming montage of dogs reuniting with their military owners will bring you tears of joy. John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this,... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 11, 2012 at monday morning pastor
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It is a time for much serious reflection on just why the Creator God, the Master and Ruler of the universe should stoop so low and allow His Father to place upon His shoulders the crushing and torturous weight of this world's sin. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at monday morning pastor
Do you know what the 6 words are? Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at monday morning pastor
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In his book, Spiritual Formation, Henri Nouwen, world-renowned spiritual guide and counselor, tells the story of The Fearful Hoarders. What is it about? Why is it in a book about Spiritual Formation? What would be your guess? Once there was a group of people who surveyed the resources of the world and said to each other: “How can we be sure that we have enough in hard times? We want to survive whatever happens. Let us start collecting food and knowledge so that we are safe and secure when a crisis occurs.” So they stated hoarding, so much so eagerly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at monday morning pastor