Limitless Potential, But...

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Limitless Potential, But...

If I try to spend the spiritual power without first mining it I may end up like the disciples who tried to cast out the demon but couldn't for lack of prayer and fasting; or worse the folks in Acts 16 who invoke the name of Jesus against a demon and end up beaten and naked.

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vLOG :: What is Time?

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vLOG :: What is Time?

Newsflash! The Bible wasn't written in English! (WHAT!?) Language can be a tricky thing and the nuances of words in one culture don't always translate well into another culture.

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The Place of Prayer

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The Place of Prayer

I had been out every night of the week on a different ministry assignment. I was backed up on my email. Things seemed to be bursting at the seams. But still, why was I so angry in this moment? 

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re:VIEW - The Voting Booth

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re:VIEW - The Voting Booth

Election Day is quickly approaching and with it come a myriad of emotions, thoughts and wonderings.  A lot of people are committed strongly one way or another, and this is true of a lot of Christians.  But many Christians feel stuck.  What to do?

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vLOG :: Center of the Universe

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vLOG :: Center of the Universe

Those who serve and lead the church can often carry the weight of ministry above and beyond how God calls them to. This can lead to burn out, works based legitimacy, frustration, and over-reliance on a few parts of the Body rather than the Body working as a whole under Christ.

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re:VIEW - The Secret Pain of Pastors

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re:VIEW - The Secret Pain of Pastors

October is Pastor Appreciation Month.  To all you pastors reading this, we appreciate you.  Seriously. We are not just saying that.  Netzer deeply, truly appreciates your toil in the trenches for the sake of the God and His people. 

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Two Stories. Two Relationships.

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Two Stories. Two Relationships.

The difference between the relationship with my wife and the relationship with my landlord was that one was based in a covenant and one was based in a contract. When things get difficult in one, we stick it out, we figure it out, we grow, we get closer. In the other, when things aren't working out we simply end the contract, we end the relationship, we move on.

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re:VIEW - When "Life Together" Isn't Enough

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re:VIEW - When "Life Together" Isn't Enough

One of the consistent challenges of church leadership is the move away from understanding covenant as what guides our relationships.  For pastors, elders, small group leaders, and other church leaders this is often very practically felt in the concept of cohabitation. 

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re:VIEW - Don't Say Dumb Stuff

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re:VIEW - Don't Say Dumb Stuff

Leadership can be really complicated, particularly in church environments where you don’t necessarily have direct ability to affect people’s practical lives.  In the marketplace world, you can give a performance review or dock someone’s pay.  In the Church world, there is no such avenue and what’s worse is that oftentimes the most challenging situations we face are things we have created by our own leadership.  As such, it’s nice when leadership is simplified and that’s the beauty of this article.  

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