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Jerry Fourroux, Jr.
Williamsport, PA
A Pastor and a Fool, loving and learning with Hesed, my wife
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Thank you, Luanne! I cannot believe how much this book has ministered to me too!
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On Sundays, I am usually all about reviewing and fine-tuning my sermon, so Sunday's will be an excerpt from my sermon. I am preaching through Jonah and today was Jonah 4:1-4. Jonah thinks he is a prophet not a missionary,... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at It's Simple, But Not Easy..
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Jesus Is Lord! No other three words can change the world as these three have. When we say this simple confession we are reorienting our lives. From the time of the early church this phrase has communicated a commitment to... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at It's Simple, But Not Easy..
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35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at It's Simple, But Not Easy..
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When Christians fail, we get angry. "How could they do this?" "How could I do this?" "Not again?" We fail or see someone open and eager about their faith fail, and we respond with "Hypocrite" or the low level cynicism,... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at It's Simple, But Not Easy..
So as a Pastor who loves to teach, I love questions. It does not matter what they are but I have always loved them. When someone has questions, I find that I look forward to that meeting. Recently, I was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at It's Simple, But Not Easy..
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I believe in the God who created everything Good including Men and Women to reflect Him. I believe that Humanity as Man and Woman have sinned and broken the original harmony and peace given in creation. I believe that Jesus... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at It's Simple, But Not Easy..
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelicals is starting a series on Egalitarian Ministry. Also, it is on this day in 1920 that women were given the right to vote. I am eagerly waiting the other blogs and might appear there... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2015 at It's Simple, But Not Easy..
This Holy Week we will at Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church have three opportunities to come to the Table with each opportunity revealing a different aspect of Communion. We will be having a Maundy Thursday service at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at It's Simple, But Not Easy..
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Posted Oct 20, 2014 at It's Simple, But Not Easy..
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After speaking to people about my convictions about Women being pastors from Scripture, I always get the same response. It goes something similar to: “Could the Church have been wrong about this for 2,000 years?” Well that depends what do... Continue reading
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Posted Oct 14, 2014 at It's Simple, But Not Easy..
Nice article. I enjoyed reading it. Obviously, I differ with author on the nature of sacrdos and ministry, but the church has not been in complete error for 2,000 years. There is much that women have done informally throughout history to show their place at the table through the Holy Spirit. That is my blog Part 2 next week.
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Linda Bellvilles research using the Duke Papyrus Fragments in Teaching and Usurping Authority found in Discovering Biblical Complementarity without Hierarchy 2005 IVP
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Hey Alex, Thank you for the post. I would be happy to get into details, but as the blog is the first step I did not want to overwhelm. The push back to my blog so far has been Acts 16 does not explicitly say she is an elder/pastor and John was at the Cross too and later saw the empty tomb. With Lydia, she does not have a title, but Phoebe and Junia in Romans 16 do have official titles of deacon and apostle respectively. There is always gymnastics for those titles being generic, but here she has the function but no title. I do not think exegetically you can have it both ways, either Rom 16 is generic and Acts is Lydia being an elder or Rom 16 they are deacons and apostles who are women and Lydia is just a member hosting a house church (which itself is odd as head of house is a big deal back then). Those are just some of my exegetical thoughts.
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Concerned, Thank you for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it. I was not meaning to be insulting in the line "I know this is difficult to understand". I am speaking of the line about the Bible telling me so. Many people think the Bible only is against it. I was asking folks to bear with me and read on. No intention of condescension, as I did believe the complementary view point at one time. I will add a parathesis. Concerning Lydia, what would constitute proof if the story and the historical context point to this reality? Would it be the term elder or pastor in that context?
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