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Great Minds Or Great Hearts?

By Scott Pauley | January 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Early this week I was in Fort Myers, Florida. One afternoon between meetings I had the joy of visiting Thomas Edison’s and Henry Ford’s winter homes. It was fascinating to read about the lives of these famous innovators. And a little sad. As I sat watching a film about the bitter relationship between Henry Ford and his only son Edsel, I thought what a waste a great mind is without a great heart. Our world is full of great minds. Scientists, doctors, entrepreneurs, inventors, philosophers, teachers, leaders all make their mark on history. Yet too often when you read the personal history of great thinkers you discover that something is tragically missing in the deepest part of their lives. It…

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Help Us Spread The Gospel

By Scott Pauley | January 17, 2019 | 1 Comment

I love the gospel. It was the good news of Jesus Christ that changed my life and my eternal destiny! Every good thing in my life grows out of the gospel. Day after day I am witnessing the power of the gospel to change hearts and homes. It is the only true light for our nation and the only lasting hope for this generation. Several months ago the Lord led me to write a gospel tract, Would You Like A New Start? Watch the brief story behind the tract here. Over the last few weeks I have met two people who looked at the question on the front of the tract and said the same words: “I need this!” They were different people – one…

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It’s Not Automatic!

By Scott Pauley | January 16, 2019 | 8 Comments

It was embarrassing to say the least. There I stood in a public restroom waving my hands furiously under the faucet, grumbling that someone really should fix the sensor. Why on earth wouldn’t the water come out? Then I realized – it’s not automatic. That’s right, it was one of the old fashioned kind. The kind you have to turn on! No one was there to enjoy the spectacle but I had a good laugh at myself, and a reminder that everything in life is not automatic. Our world has become so automated. Everything it seems is automatic! With all of our smart technology we rarely think about so many things that other generations labored to have. But, is that…

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Help For Preachers

By Scott Pauley | January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Today I have the opportunity to preach to a wonderful group of preachers. My heart is to encourage them. Thank the Lord for faithful ministers! Like their Chief Shepherd they live “not to be ministered unto, but to minister.” Yet in the midst of busy lives and labors ministers must pause long enough to minister to their own inner man. Too often while Christian workers are building the kingdom they are tearing down their own souls. It was for this purpose that Pastor Scott Hooks and I hosted The Preacher’s Rest last year in Hickory, North Carolina. The response was overwhelming. We had a wonderful time of fellowship, study, and prayer with so many preachers and their wives. Our desire…

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Channels For God

By Scott Pauley | January 10, 2019 | 4 Comments

Last week I had the joy of spending a few days with my friend and fellow worker Stephen Troell. He and his beautiful family have been serving in the Middle East for the last six years and are now on the threshold of another great step of faith. Later this year they will transition to Baghdad to continue the work that God has given them to do. Stephen has been of inestimable help to me personally in our work. Faithworks Media produces our website, podcast, and resources. More than that, he has encouraged me to keep launching out into new areas in faith. The Troells are giving their lives to be channels for the love of God. I am writing…

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