Enjoying the Journey

Tomorrow we begin the first meetings of a brand new year. We are grateful to God for allowing us to give the last five years to the work of evangelism and look forward to all God has for us in the days ahead. Thank you for keeping up with us and going with us through prayer. We wanted to give our friends a first glance at something we have been working on for some time… New Ministry Website Later this month we will launch a new ministry website, EnjoyingTheJourney.org. The new site will continue to provide what is currently available at scottpauley.org, but with much more content and a search engine that we believe will be helpful to anyone studying…

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Everyone’s favorite verse to quote in recent times has been, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13). While this is absolutely true and evidently happening I would encourage you to read the next verse: “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them” (2 Timothy 3:14). We must never use the condition in our world as an excuse for our own faithlessness and fruitlessness. When the Lord said that wickedness would abound more and more He did not say that His power would wax less and less! CONTINUE! As we begin a new year this must be…

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Yesterday was the day that Americans spent all of their money online and today is the day they are encouraged to give whatever they have left over to worthy causes! All joking aside, I think Giving Tuesday is a good thing. God’s people are taught the principles of giving throughout the Word of God and, for believers, they are in effect every day. It has always been my conviction that no charitable giving should take away from the tithe and offering that believers should give through their local churches. The work of the Lord through your church needs your faithful involvement more now than ever. As I have read the life and ministry of D.L. Moody it has been encouraging…

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2020 has become a byword for the unexpected and unusual. While we have all laughed and cried at the twists and turns of this year, let me encourage you not to blame 2020. God gave us this year to live and serve. 2020 will forever be a historical marker, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could look back and say that was when the Lord began a deep work in our hearts and nation that continued for years to come? As we approach the final month of this unique year I am truly grateful for how the Lord has guided and provided. He always does. Several weeks ago I had a fairly mild case of COVID. My smell and…

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A few nights ago I had the privilege after a meeting to spend some time with a group of young preachers. We had a wonderful conversation on a range of subjects. Near the end of the evening one of the young men asked how I chose what I was going to read. My answer was that I primarily relied on good recommendations from people I trust. It is impossible to read everything – and probably not wise! I enjoy reading widely and appreciate the helpful recommendations from trusted people. Recently I have been asked to review three books that were written by friends. It was my privilege to do so and I am happy to recommend them to you. They…

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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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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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This evening I will fly to Pennsylvania for the first meeting of a new month. It is a privilege to serve the Lord alongside pastors each week. October is designated as “Pastor Appreciation Month” and it is my hope that local churches will do all they can to encourage their pastors during this challenging time. There are varied callings in ministry but all of us are laboring together for the same purpose – God’s purpose. In Ephesians 4:11-13 we read: And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the…

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The adventure continues! Following Christ is always an adventure but the current situation in our world makes it even more so. These are days where we must exercise faith at every turn, and how wonderful it is to see the Lord leading. Today I have had the joy of speaking to a group of pastors from Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia in an online meeting. I preached a recorded gospel message to be used in England in a few days and tonight I am to speak to a group of teenagers through a zoom conference. Who would have imagined?!? Still, with all of the technological opportunities, I am most happy to be back in churches for in-person meetings and…

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Every believer is to be a witness for the Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 24:48; Acts 1:8). In fact, every Christian is a witness – we may be a good one or a poor one, but we all testify to those around us about the reality of Christ in us! Gypsy Smith said that God wrote five gospel records – Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the believer. Then he said, “Most people will never read the first four!” Someone is reading your life and what they know about Christ is what they see and hear in you. Has Jesus changed your heart? Then tell someone! “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so” (Psalm 107:2). Our life and our lips should…

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