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Pastor Adam – December 2014

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DISCIPLESHIP TAKEAWAY by Pastor Adam It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or at least Andy Williams says so. It is true, even if this classic Christmas song says little about the coming of Christ. But for many, it’s a difficult time of year. Loved ones, young and old, have passed. Holiday memories can’t […]

Pastor Adam – November 2014

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DISCIPLESHIP TAKEAWAY by Pastor Adam If there’s a pumpkin on your porch, a Pilgrim doll on your mantle, whispers of a Great Pumpkin by your children or grandchildren, and leaves all over your yard, then it’s Thanksgiving time. I love Thanksgiving. The festivities. The aromas. Watching parades in New York. Tryptophan-induced naps during NFL games! […]

Pastor Adam – October 2014

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My love for church history cautions me to avoid two errors in pastoral ministry: refusing to learn what previous centuries of pastoral care can teach me, and neglecting to be theological in my pastoral care (Thomas Oden, Care of Souls in the Classic Tradition, page 13). I will admit that I often don’t act like […]

Pastor Adam – August 2014

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Several years ago the Mayor of Arvada, Bob Frie, sat in a meeting with twenty Denver area pastors. The discussion was how these churches could serve their communities. After a time of brain-storming, the mayor spoke up and announced, “The majority of the issues that our community is facing would be eliminated or     drastically reduced […]

Pastor Adam – July 2014

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DISCIPLESHIP  TAKEAWAY by Pastor Adam Ok, pastor, it’s great that we have a Challenger on marriage and family, but my situation in life now makes me feel like you’re leaving me out: I’m single. I’m widowed. I don’t have children. I’m a single parent. I’m divorced. My family has abandoned me. The articles in here […]

Pastor Adam – June 2014

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DISCIPLESHIP  TAKEAWAY by Pastor Adam Ever called the church facility the “house of God”? I know I have. Ever wonder what the Bible says about this? I know I have. Turns out, meeting places are pretty important in the Old Testament. Moses takes a significant part of the book of Exodus, chapters 25-40, to provide […]

Pastor Adam – May 2014

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In last month’s Challenger I wrote about what I’m learning about leadership. Leadership takes three angles for me. First, since I’m qualified to be a pastor based on 1 Timothy 3, I’m a pastoral leader. Primarily, I lead by example. I lead through teaching the Word because I’m an example of a man who’s being transformed […]

Pastor Adam – April 2014

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“I’m doing a PhD in leadership,” the ballplayer in his mid-40s said to me. I thought to myself, ”Well, that’s stupid. Why would you get a degree in a character trait?” I politely smiled to the pastor who was in town for a doctoral seminar. We were playing a pick-up basketball game in the gym at The […]

Pastor Adam – March 2014

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It’s African-American history month, and you should be familiar with Lemuel Haynes, who lived from 1753-1833. Born soon after the First Great Awakening in New England and influenced by the theology of Jonathan Edwards, Haynes was the first ordained African-American to pastor a white congregation. He pastored over 30 years. Before that he served in the American […]

Pastor Adam – February 2014

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Arapahoe Road Baptist Church’s family ministry exists to see Jesus transform the children and youth in our church. Our goal is to help children and youth become Jesus’ disciples by coming alongside parents to equip them as they disciple their children; teaching children the story of the gospel of Jesus Christ, not just Bible stories […]