Guest Devotion Written By Paul Leeland

Each morning during Finished Business, the people of Good Shepherd have opened their email inboxes and discovered a daily Scripture, Reflection, and Prayer delivered to them. The written material comes from the our Finished Business Devotion Guides, still available...

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When A Bible-Based Sermon Isn’t Biblical

It is quite possible to preach a sermon that appears to be from the bible … but is not at all biblical. How do you do that? By taking interesting, provocative, preachable verses, yanking them out of their immediate surroundings in the text, and preaching them as if...

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A Week In The Life . . .

Last week (Monday, March 27 - Sunday, April 2) had an interesting "full circle" arc to it.  Here's what I mean: Monday -- I began the week making a Monday morning visit to a young adult in the behavioral unit of an area hospital.  Towards the end of a conversation in...

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Thinking About What You’ve Stopped Thinking About

For 2017, we have added Staff Seminary to our repertoire of how our staff gathers. What is Staff Seminary?  It's a monthly workshop in which our staff receives interactive training in the skills of ministry.  We have scheduled ten such gatherings in 2017, and I am...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Scriptures On Eternal Life

While it can be dangerous to attach too much importance to single verses of Scripture -- thereby yanking them out of context -- nevertheless there is something so powerful about certain sentences in the bible. Especially those that speak of eternal life. These are the...

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