A Nugget . . .

IMG_8271by Robert Earl Houston

One thing that has to be remembered by all of us who serve the Lord as pastors is that there are some things that we will never be in control of. Do your best every Sunday. Preach like it’s the last time. Teach like someone’s life is in the balance. Preach in season and out of season. Preach when you’re popular and preach when you’re not. Preach when the house is full and preach like the house is full when it’s not. Celebrate the good days and reflect upon the bad days. Be there when they cry and be there when they can’t open their mouths nor their eyes. Rejoice at their weddings, celebrate their accomplishments and be that presence when their world is falling apart. Don’t take your anger to the pulpit and don’t let your anger permeate your preaching. Smile even when you don’t feel like it and laugh when no one is around. Just a few words of advice after 25 years plus of pastoring . . .

3 responses

  1. Just points of wisdom from a friend who been at it for a few years.

  2. Andre L. Porter | Reply

    I’m not big on all these church titles and elevated postions BUT you are always so on point and not bias or displaying the “Pastoral Ego” I crown you Bishop of modern Church era. I like your feed back, it is relevant for today !

  3. Thank you for sharing some words of wisdom and advice for us new pastors.

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by Pastor Robert Earl Houston

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