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A Joyful Report

The last few weeks have been some of the busiest and most blessed we have seen in our evangelistic work. I know this is due to the Lord’s grace and the faithful prayers of so many people. With the intense schedule I have not posted as many articles as normal. We hope to return to that shortly! But I wanted to pass along a few answers to prayer and encourage you with what God is doing… The Lord has given a spirit of revival in a number of local churches in different parts of the country. I am often asked what we see frequently in churches. Right now there is a spiritual hunger among many of the Lord’s people. God…

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Your Invitation To The Preacher’s Rest 2019

Rest is not a dirty word. It is, in fact, essential to all good work. God instituted rest before the fall of man. It is hardwired into creation and indispensable to man. Rest for spirit, soul, and body is designed to bring us nearer to the God who created us! If Adam needed rest before he sinned, how much more does man need it now. God’s people need the rest that only God can give. The Preacher’s Rest is not designed to merely give men a retreat. It is a meeting to help us find our rest in God – the rest that He gives in the midst of our labor. Preachers who are not tired are probably not working…

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Messages In March

Recently we have heard from precious friends who are watching and listening to messages given at recent meetings. Sometimes the churches that we are in livestream their services or archive their messages on their church website. A number of messages have also been made available on sites like Sermon Audio. My desire is to get God’s Word into as many hearts and homes as possible, and we are grateful for the technology that allows us to share God’s truth. Through the years we have posted messages periodically at scottpauley.org/sermons that we thought would be a help. We plan to continue to do that in the days ahead. This month we have decided to do something special and a new Bible…

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“Where Did You Get That Sermon?”

Every preacher is different. The same all-wise God who used the unique personalities and gifts of the Bible writers continues to minister through all different types of men. Over time a man learns how God speaks to him and how he best can receive and relay the Lord’s message to others.  Preaching day after day the Lord is teaching me much about myself and about preaching that no homiletics class or book on preaching can convey. You can take a text from anywhere in the Bible with confidence that it is the very Word of God without error. It will work. But do we not think that God would like to be involved in what we preach to His people?…

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Looking Ahead To February

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It is a privilege to labor with others for the cause of Christ. The Lord is doing some wonderful things in churches all over this country. I thank God for faithful pastors and praying people in so many places. Let’s pray for one another and commit to be faithful until Jesus comes! January has been a month of blessings and we praise God for it. As we approach a new month I would like to ask you to pray with us for the following meetings… Friday-Saturday, February 1-2 – Spiritual Avalanche Youth Rally, Gateway Baptist Church, Blacksburg, VA, Pastor Scott Souther Sunday, February 3 – Morning and Evening Services, Auburn Baptist Church, Riner, VA, Pastor Shake Smith Saturday, February 9…

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Help For Preachers

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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Our January 2019 Itinerary

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 Helpful Article And A Truth We All Need

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Occasionally I enjoy passing along a resource that has been a blessing to me. My friend Dan Cox from New Smyrna Beach, FL has written a thought-provoking article on the difference between seeking goodness from God and greatness in the eyes of men. Just this week I read in Charles Spurgeon’s The Soulwinner these words: “In our beginnings we are too fine to be fit, or too great to be good.” Too great to be good. It is a truth that every generation of God’s servants must learn. I hope you will be challenged by these thoughts shared by permission from Pastor Cox… If the Lord Jesus set before you today the option of being a great man with a great…

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Preacher, Are You Growing?

As preachers of God’s truth we must always be growing. Certainly we must continue to mature in our understanding of the truth itself, but we must also develop in our delivery of it. God’s Word is perfect – we are not. The message cannot be improved, but the messenger can! Young preachers are challenged to work on themselves. Too often, older preachers stop working. We grow complacent and comfortable. We accept our weaknesses and settle into our ruts. Sometimes with the increased frequency of speaking we develop bad habits. (Thank God for wives who remind us of this!) Simple things will help us all. Go through a book on preaching. Read a sermon regularly. Listen to effective preachers. As painful…

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Three Weeks From Today!

Preacher’s are engaged in the greatest work in the world. It is a work that will outlive this world!  1 Timothy 5:17 says, “Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.” Those who are engaged in such labor must also have times to rest and refresh their own souls. Friendship and fellowship is absolutely essential to keeping your own heart renewed. Even the great Apostle Paul rejoiced when he was given liberty to go to his friends and be refreshed (Acts 27:3). Three weeks from today we will be gathered with a group of preachers at The Preacher’s Rest in Hickory, North Carolina. This gathering is designed…

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