Enjoying the Journey

The Biggest Need In Every Church

By Scott Pauley | January 4, 2019 | 5 Comments

In the world of finance it is referred to as the Pareto Principle. Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist, suggested that 20% of a nation’s people will control 80% of the wealth. This 80/20 rule has been applied to churches, not as it relates to money, but as it relates to manpower. The Lord does not need our money but He is looking for laborers! Frequently I have heard others observe that 20% of the people in a congregation do 80% of the work. It has been my privilege to serve in churches of every size. Size and spirituality are not always parallel realities. Some people are unduly impressed with or intimidated by large congregations. There is even the common misunderstanding…

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New Growth In The New Year

By Scott Pauley | January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Henry Longfellow was once asked how he managed a long and happy life. He pointed to an apple tree and said, “The secret of the apple tree is that it grows a little new wood every year.” Today many of us are returning to work and school, to the schedules and demands of normal life. Our first goal should always be spiritual growth. It does not come quickly, it comes gradually. One day at a time. One decision at a time. One discipline at a time. Too often we try to make huge strides and fail to take simple steps. Remember to begin with the basics. Start where you are. The Lord Jesus addressed a tree that failed to bear fruit…

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Make This Week A New Beginning With God!

By Scott Pauley | December 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today we stand on the threshold of 2019. How gracious God has been to us! If the Lord allows us to live until tomorrow, we will turn another page in the calendar of time. Will you make it a new beginning in your Christian life? All this week on Enjoying The Journey we are looking at great Bible passages and principles that will help us all to start again. Only by a return to first truths can we advance into all that God has for us! I would like to invite you to join us for these brief “Meditations For A New Year.” You may listen on your favorite podcast player or by visiting us online at scottpauley.org/broadcast. Very soon we will…

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Our January 2019 Itinerary

By Scott Pauley | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

These are days of preparation as we look forward to the year ahead. Thank you for praying for us. We would love to see you at one of these meetings in January… Wednesday-Friday, January 2-4 – Conference on Revival and Evangelism, Beacon Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC, Pastor Tim Rabon (more details at core2019.com) Sunday, January 6 – Morning Service, New Grace Baptist Church, Bristol, TN, Pastor Sam Haynes Sunday, January 6 pm – Tuesday, January 8 – Revival, Rock Heritage Baptist Church, Kingsport, TN, Pastor Trevor Knight Saturday-Tuesday, January 12-15 – Revival, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Ft. Myers, FL, Pastor Matt Booher (Preacher’s Fellowship on Tuesday morning) Friday-Saturday, January 18-19 – Young Adults Conference, Heritage Baptist Church, Opelika, AL, Pastor Thad…

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A Guest Post From My Wife

By Scott Pauley | December 26, 2018 | 6 Comments

Throughout this year I have had a number of guest authors on our blog. This one is my favorite. I thank the Lord for my sweet wife. Tammy is a precious helpmeet to me and a wonderful mother to our three children. She has been an inestimable blessing in the work God has called us to do. The Lord has worked in her life and through her in our home. After three years she has written down a few of her reflections. I am happy to share this letter from my wife… Three years ago the Lord worked in our family to step out into evangelism. Transitions are always challenging for a family but through this time the Lord has worked in…

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