The Perfect Pastor with the Perfect Church...
March 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

1 Peter 1:7 (NIV)

These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

James 1:12 (NIV)

12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

The Perfect Pastor, and the perfect church... There not here. We all face trouble from time to time, and we all see trials. It's those that can stand the the trail and push through that will reap the rewards. The church will see hard times from time to time, you will face some bad days here and there, and honestly so will your pastor.

Think about it, how many of you would still be faithful to your church and the leadership on your pastor, it the church faced some trials, some tests from the Lord? How can we grow unless we are challenged? Some will shake your hand and say, "Pastor I will always have your back, I will always be here for you" but at the slightest sight of trouble they are the first to hit the door and leave the church....

If you always learn basic skills, and never challenged you will never grow. But, when you are pushed and you stand the test, and persevere there will be a great reward, and you will show the genuineness of our faith. When we are tested, "tried by fire" what is left over is the pure praise and glory that we can give to HIM.


Pastor J.W.Pannell III

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