Enjoying the Journey

Praise and Prayer – Our November Schedule

By Scott Pauley | October 30, 2020 |

As we approach this Thanksgiving month I am both grateful and prayerful. The Lord continues to guide and protect us. Week after week we see His hand at work and rejoice to be allowed to serve Christ where He sends us. All glory to our great God! A dear friend texted me recently and pointed out a wonderful verse related to the ministry of the Apostle Paul. Acts 18:23 says, “And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.” This is the life of an evangelist – we spend a little time in a place and then leave. But the goal of itinerant…

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Best of the Blog: Top 10

By Scott Pauley | October 28, 2020 |

For the last nine years I have enjoyed writing regular articles for our Enjoying the Journey blog. The archive of more than 700 posts deal with a wide range of topics. We are excited to roll out something brand new in January that will make these and other resources more usable. (More on that later!) The blog has a feature so that you can search by category, date or key word. If you have not already subscribed to receive new posts in your inbox you may do so here. Typically there are 2-3 brief articles each week. Our goal is simple: God’s truth applied to my life. Below are the “top ten” articles that have been read and shared. I…

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Big Picture Evangelism

By Scott Pauley | October 26, 2020 |

In “Christian” America you would imagine that you could walk up to anyone and begin to talk about Jesus Christ and everyone would have some context. Perhaps at one time that was true. We are now living not only in what is “post modern” but in what has been referred to as a “post truth” culture. Divine absolutes are out and self-awareness is in. This is the world we have been called to evangelize. But this is not the first society to have such a spiritual landscape. When Paul spoke to the people of Athens at Mars Hill regarding “THE UNKNOWN GOD” he began this way: “God that made the worlds and all things therein…” (Acts 17:24). This most intelligent…

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NEW STUDY: “A Good Soldier of Jesus Christ”

By Scott Pauley | October 24, 2020 |

There is a great deal of discussion now about peace around the world. At the same time, there is increased strife and fighting in our own country. But the biggest war in the world is being waged and few are talking about it. You will not find it in the news or trending on social media, but it is very real. It is a battle between light and darkness and it is intensifying at this moment. It is not a political, military, social, economic, philosophical, racial, or social conflict. It is spiritual. The enemy is angry and the conflict is as fierce as it has ever been. Satan knows his time is short and our Captain has promised us the…

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How To Make The Most Of This Season In Life

By Scott Pauley | October 21, 2020 |

Seasons are marked by change. The autumn leaves turning colors and falling to the ground are a reminder to us all that time is passing. And while we love some seasons more than others, God uses every season in life to bring us closer to Himself. He is the One who transcends it all – eternal, immutable God. I do not know what season you are living through at this time. While it may be bright and sunny outside it can be dark and gloomy within. When some are rejoicing, others are walking through their most difficult days. One thing I do know is that “He hath made everything beautiful in his time…” (Ecclesiastes 3:11). How can you make the…

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