What I Learned in My First Pastorate

Jesus keeps his promise his way.

The power of the Word of God.

The joy of loving people.

For elaboration, read the whole thing.

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9 responses to “What I Learned in My First Pastorate

  1. JB

    Amen, the church is not a rocket. You are on a good path my friend, keep running.

  2. John Young

    I thank the Lord for His encouragement through this article!

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  5. Ken Aebersold

    Jim,
    I so appreciate the honest comments. You are humble and real, and it encourages me to know you are teaching others who will be in “their first pastorate”.

  6. Bryan Baise

    Dr. Hamilton,

    Thank you for sharing your experiences and being so honest about them. This article was a great encouragement!

    See you in class on monday!

    Bryan Baise

  7. I think your first point “Jesus keeps his promise his way” may be the hardest thing to not only learn, but to live your life like you believe it. It is SO easy to let our promises to ourselves become “Jesus’ promises.”

  8. Jimmy Stanfield

    What I learned in my first pastorate-

    1. If you preach God’s Word, not everybody will receive it faith and allow it to change their life-some people really will hate you.

    2. If you preach the gospel, that is, the cross, then some dirty looking people will come in off the streets and be saved.

    3. If they’re not dressed right some of the church people will be offended,

    4. Many Americans in the churches would rather be pragmatic than biblical.

    5. You better have a prayer life.

    6. Fasting works.

  9. This was a great post. A lot of insight and wisdom. Thanks for sharing.

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