Mission Central Podcast – Embrace Your New Life in Christ

We’ve got to embrace our new identity as believers. Stop lying, tell the truth. Don’t be controlled by anger, deal with conflict. Don’t steal, work to be generous. Don’t be rotten mouthed, be an edifier, an encourager. Don’t grieve the Spirit, be kind, compassionate, and forgiving.

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Here are some key points from this episode:

  • Relationships thrive on truth.
  • We need to resolve anger, not indulge anger.
  • We reject the acts that grieve the Spirit.

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Mission Central Podcast – Your New Life in Christ

These next 2 episodes were recorded while I was preaching in Finland at my friend Shaun’s church, so please forgive the audio. The focus is on the life of believer. We must live as believers, not as unbelievers. That is not who you are anymore. Your identity is in Christ.

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Here are some key points from this episode:

  • Don’t live as if you are still without Christ.
  • You are not that person so embrace your new identity in Christ.

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Mission Central Podcast – What is the Role of the Pastor?

In this final installment looking at the role of the pastor we examine the God designed responsibility of the pastor. Growing churches call a pastor to administer and lead the church so the members are free to do ministry. Dying churches call a pastor to do the ministry while the people administer the church.

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Here are some key points from this episode:

  • The pastor equips the members to do the work of ministry.
  • Pastors are not exempt from the work of the ministry.
  • Members in ministry results in growth for the church.
  • Pray for your pastor.

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Mission Central Podcast – What is “The Call”?

As we continue looking at the role of the pastor I advocate for a high view of the pastorate. It’s important that we understand God’s calling in general to ministry and His calling to a specific church. A church doesn’t hire a pastor. A church agrees with the pastor that God has called him to that specific church.

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Here are some key points from this episode:

  • God issues a general call for some to enter into vocational ministry.
  • God calls specific men to pastor specific churches.
  • A church doesn’t hire a pastor.
  • Life is too short to be a member of a church where you fundamentally disagree with the leadership.

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Mission Central Podcast – Support Your Pastor

In this episode we begin an examination of the role of the pastor in a local church. This is a message I preached as an interim pastor at a local church about to call their new pastor. Pastors are gifts to the local church and should be valued, loved, supported and encouraged as such. Even though the world no longer values the position of pastor, this should never be the case in the local church.

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Here are some key points from this episode:

  • Christ has given people to the church as gifts.
  • The pastor/teacher role is a gift to the church from Christ.
  • The role of pastor is clearly defined in the New Testament.

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Mission Central Podcast – Unity and Revival

Unity is more important than your pride and your agenda. Unity is more important than your tradition and your comfort. Unity is more important than your desire to avoid conflict. In summary, Unity is more important than you. So let’s work together to build unity and protect the unity of the church.

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Here are some key points from this episode:

  • Every member of the church is responsible for the unity of the church.
  • Unity is directly related to evangelistic success.
  • When you decide the unity of the church is important, revival won’t be far behind.

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Mission Central Podcast – How You Can Help Preserve the Unity in Your Church

There are things we can do to help preserve unity and things we can do to harm unity. Today we begin to look at a list of these actions we can take and attitudes we can have. Everyone in the church is responsible to walk in a way that builds unity in the church. Listen to the list and see how you are doing.

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Things we can do to HELP or HARM unity in our churches:
Putting others first                             Being Selfish or Self-Centered
Generous                                          Stingy
Communicate                                   Hold Secret Meetings
Talk face-to-face                               Talk behind the back
Be Gentle                                          Be Harsh
Forgive                                              Hold Grudges
Ask Forgiveness                               Hard Hearted
Be Gracious                                     Be Demanding
Truth in Love                                    Truth in Anger
Confront Church Bullies                   Give in to Troublemakers
Encourage Others                            Frustrate Others
Optimism                                         Pessimism
Work                                                Complain
Look Outward                                  Look Inward
Look Forward                                  Look Backward
Support Leadership                         Undermine Leadership
Repent                                            Make Excuses

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