Enjoying the Journey

Thoughts on the Home-going of My Uncle

By Scott Pauley | January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Family is a very precious thing.  I have been blessed with a wonderful heritage that I hope, by God’s grace, to pass on to my children.  Last night I stood and preached the funeral of my 54 year old uncle.  On the platform with me were two of my spiritual fathers, my Uncle James and my dad. It is never easy to say goodbye to someone you love, but the Lord gave me wonderful thoughts from His Word.  I found help in the New Testament book of Hebrews.  About the only verse typically quoted at funerals from Hebrews is Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”  Yet the book is…

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A Faithful Man

By Scott Pauley | January 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

On this Father’s Day my heart is full of gratitude for my dad.  He has always been my best friend, but he is also the best man I know.  He has been a faithful man – faithful to God, faithful to my mother, faithful to his friends, and faithful to  his life’s work. Dad has taught me more than I could ever express.  Here are a few of the things my father has taught me. 1.  Dad taught me the meaning of true friendship. He has as many friends as anyone I know.  More than that, he has been a friend.  I have watched him be a friend to hurting people, to those who had failed and others shunned.  He has…

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For Married Couples

By Scott Pauley | January 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

Marriage is a joy, but it takes work to have a truly Christian home.  The “oneness” which Jesus intended between a husband and wife must be guarded every day.  I am very grateful that Tammy and I had the privilege of growing up in godly homes.  Both of our parents modeled Calvary love.  We were blessed to have good examples. Fifteen years ago we were married. (Friday the 13th of June to be exact!  Not just bad things happen on that day.)  Watching a good marriage and working to have a good marriage are two different things.  Very quickly we learned that it would take both of us yielding to Christ and submitting to one another’s needs to have a…

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Discipline Makes the Difference

By Scott Pauley | January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Through the years that I have been privileged to work in a Bible college I have met so many extremely talented, capable young people.  And yet, it has always puzzled me that the ones who seem to have the greatest promise often do not finish.  On the other hand, there are students with far less ability who finish, finish well, and go on to serve the Lord. What is that unseen, unknown quality that is the difference between those who dream and those who do?  Discipline. Educational institutions speak of disciplines, or branches of instruction.  Yet few of the students that pass through those halls ever learn the power and joy of a truly disciplined life.  Discipline is more than…

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Teens for Christ

By Scott Pauley | January 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the greatest privileges of my life has been the opportunity to work with young people. Youth ministry is not a stepping stone to another ministry. It is the work of a lifetime! D.L. Moody said if he had his whole life to live other he would give it all to working with children. I truly believe that the greatest work on earth is influencing the next generation with the truth of God’s Word and pointing them to Jesus Christ. When I was 12 years old God changed my life at a summer youth camp. I have never been the same. There are more young people alive at this moment than there have ever been. The majority have never…

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