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NEW POST: Use A Story!

Everybody loves a good story. Some preachers and teachers are known as story-tellers. This should never be our goal. Our mission is to be truth-tellers. However, learning to tell a story that reveals the truth – that is another matter entirely! THAT is teaching and preaching as Jesus did. Communicators in every field have come to understand the significance of stories. A few days ago I sat down on an American Airlines flight and picked up a copy of their monthly magazine. The editor’s comments were written under the title: “The Power of Story.” My wife came home recently with a book that someone had given her. It was a fictional work and not something that I typically would read,…

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A Special Update and Our February Itinerary

The first month of 2018 has exceeded our prayers and plans. In the words of the Psalm 118:23, “This is the LORD’S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.” So many of you have been praying and God is answering your prayers. Thank you for laboring with us for the gospel. I am happy to report that the Lord has blessed the new “Enjoying the Journey” podcast in a special way. In its first month the episodes have been listened to nearly 12,000 times! If you have not yet been able to listen you may catch up on the first episodes at scottpauley.org/broadcast. A new 10 minute Bible study comes out five times each week. You may subscribe at iTunes…

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What I Have Learned About Series Preaching

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Evangelists are not typically known for series preaching. For many years I thought that sermon series were basically pastoral in nature. More and more I believe that such preaching is simply Bible preaching and it can be done over a long period of time or in a short season. Preaching through a portion of Scripture follows the pattern shown in Isaiah 28:10, “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.” The foundation and the building blocks all come directly from Scripture. When I go into a church I certainly want to be sensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. The Lord knows His church and…

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Will You Join Us On the Journey?

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Six years ago this month I began writing on our blog. At the time God led me to call it Enjoying the Journey. (You may read more about why I chose that name here.) Now, on the threshold of a new year, we are taking another step on that journey. We are launching a daily podcast. There is nothing I enjoy more than teaching and preaching the Word of God, and now we have the opportunity to spread that message to many more people. The Enjoying the Journey podcast will be available Monday-Friday. It is a 10 minute Bible message that I am praying the Lord will use. In the first episodes we begin with a study of my favorite book of the Bible,…

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January 2018 Itinerary and a Prayer Request

If God lets us live until Monday we will begin a brand new year. What a privilege to serve the Lord! Below you will find our scheduled meetings for the first month of 2018. We need your prayers especially for the evangelistic crusade taking place in India during the middle of the month. Please help us pray for spiritual power and souls to be saved. I look forward to posting a full report when we return. I am rejoicing today in God’s faithfulness to us this past year. If you do not receive our quarterly updates you may subscribe to receive them in the coming year. Our prayer for 2018 is that we would fulfill the command to “lengthen thy cords…

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The 3 Most Important Times in A Revival Meeting

We have just come through one of the busiest seasons of the year for revival meetings. In reality, God chooses the season for revival. It cannot be scheduled or planned. It will not be confined to our calendar. Revival comes in God’s time and God’s way. As I sit in meetings week after week, preaching and praying for revival, the Lord has impressed this truth on my heart… In every revival there are divine moments that must not be missed.  Is it possible that the Lord Jesus could show up in a meeting and His own people fail to recognize Him? I fear that the Holy Spirit is often a stranger in the places where “spiritual” men conduct the annual…

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Special Announcement: New Podcast!

As a twelve year old boy the Lord called me to be a preacher of God’s Word. Through the years He has confirmed that call and deepened this conviction in my heart. An old entry in my journal reads… God has confirmed His call on my life. It is not to be an administrator, a manager of things, an organizer. It is to be a preacher of the Word of God. To teach His truths. To declare Him. To call people to the Lord. By God’s grace I want to give my whole life to His purpose alone. I want to be given to Him and His Word without detour or distraction…that I might concentrate on prayer and the ministry…

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The Final Month of the Year: December 2017 Itinerary

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We are drawing to the close of a very busy year! I am grateful to have a little extra time with the family over the next few weeks. Most of our December meetings are on Sundays and Wednesdays, and we look forward to being with several churches. As always, we are grateful for your prayers and hope to see many of you soon. It would be a joy to hear from your family during this season. May God help us all to finish 2017 strong in the Lord! December 2 – Central Indiana Youth Rally, Northern Park Baptist Church, Greenwood, IN, Chairman: Doug Keppel December 3 – Sunday Morning Service, Grace Baptist Church, Fayetteville, WV, Pastor Jim Mitchell December 3 –…

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Please Pray for These November Meetings

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This is my favorite season of the year and a busy season of ministry. God has been faithful and we are seeing Him work in many places. Thank you for praying for us. Our itinerary for the month of November is below. I would deeply appreciate your prayers and, as always, would be encouraged to see you if you are able to join us… Thursday-Friday, November 2-3 – Loving and Leading Conference, First Baptist Church, Milford, OH, Pastor Bill Duttry Sunday-Wednesday, November 5-8 – Revival, Lewisburg Baptist Church, Lewisburg, WV, Pastor Jonathan Comer Sunday-Tuesday, November 12-14 – Revival, Harvest Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL, Pastor Bryan Samms Friday, November 17 – “Rally in the Valley” Youth Rally, Victory Baptist Church, Staunton,…

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Our October Schedule & A Request for Prayer

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Thank you for your continued prayers. A precious lady at a church recently asked me, “What can I pray for specifically?” I love that. Specific prayers bring specific answers. Please pray that God would give His strength for a busy season of ministry. Without Him we can do nothing. With God all things are possible. I know I need the Lord’s enabling. Pray for souls to be saved. We have seen an unusual number of people come to faith in Christ in recent weeks. The salvation of one soul is a miracle! I long to see this fall become a true season of harvest. October is typically a month when many churches have revival meetings. No preacher can bring revival.…

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