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Rising Up to Call My Mother, Nancy Mathis- Blessed!

                        The past few weeks has been an emotional roller-coaster! It is a little over a week ago that my mother went into the hospital being treated for a pneumonia … Continue reading

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WE ARE REALLY WEALTHY!: I Corinthians 1:5-6

          “…that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge, even as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed in you.” I Corinthians 1:5-6, NASB   The Apostle Paul like many of … Continue reading

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The Breadth of Prayer: Ephesians 6:18

                The Apostle Paul in this verse is expanding our perspective to prayer. The phrase that translates in the New International Version, “on all occasions” comes from the Greek word “panti” which is … Continue reading

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Insight Beyond Your own Sight: Ephesians 1:17

                  Today, in my Daily office this is the verse that I focused on for my time of Lectio Devina. As a leader, husband, father, and grandfather, I am always needing the insight … Continue reading

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Daily Office: “Getting Free From Preferences and Politics”- June 29, 2015

          “Every day God invites us on the same kind of adventure. It’s not a trip where He sends us a rigid itinerary, He simply invites us. God asks what it is He’s made us to … Continue reading

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Daily Office: “Real Maturity Serves Others!” June 28, 2015

      Biblical Maturity is never defined in the Bible as an Arrogant “Know it All” Mindset. Matter of fact, the Apostle Paul functionally defines it not as the amount of knowledge one has attained but rather how one … Continue reading

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The Cross Challenges “Me” to Ask the Question: “How Should I Live?” | Real Greatness

http://www.pastoralsoto.com/?p=8090 In light of current events as I observe the responses of forgiveness and love from the families in Emmaus A.M.E Church in South Carolina as they process through such horrific pain of the loss of their loved ones. I … Continue reading

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May the Force Be with You: When Can I use Power to Create Organizational Change?

    One of the common challenges that are facing the church today is the matter of leading change. The biggest issue is that many elder and leadership teams understanding that  their church needs change become more absorbed with “conflict … Continue reading

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Four Practices That Pastors Must Do To Maintain An Emotionally Healthy Perspective!

Recently I have spoken to a few Pastors who have commented on how they are struggling with depression and that the ministry in their churches is simply not enjoyable like it once was in the beginning of their calling. There … Continue reading

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A Theological Reflection of the Evangelical Covenant Church Perspective concerning the Eucharist as a Sacrament

        January 31, 2015   The purpose of this reflection is to affirm and present the Evangelical Covenant Church’s theological framework for understanding the Eucharist as a Sacrament. The ECC embraces the perspective of the reformers, especially … Continue reading

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