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About reveds

Occupation: Pastor, Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Lennox, SD Education: BS - Christian Education, Sterling College; MDiv. - Princeton Theological Seminary Family: Married, with Four children. Hobbies: Running (will someday run a marathon), Sci-Fi (especially Doctor Who and Sherlock), Theater, and anything else my kids will let me do.

More Readings From the Pastor’s Desk

More random things that have come across my desk this week. Continue reading

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Readings from the Pastor’s Desk

Random readings from the Pastor’s desk today. Continue reading

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Understanding Dry Spells

Moments of great spiritual delight do not require much faith; if we never came down from the mount of blessing we might easily come to trust in our own delights rather than in the unshakeable character of God. Continue reading

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Church Health Check

I have recently finished reading Harry Reeder’s “From Embers to a Flame: How God Can Revitalize Your Church,” and I wholeheartedly recommend it to you. Reeder has served as a Pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America, a seminary teacher, and … Continue reading

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Why We Struggle to Pray

Thomas Watson, one of those old Puritans, nails us perfectly, when he wrote, “Jesus went more willingly to the cross than we do to the throne of grace.” Continue reading

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Preaching for Holiness

Worship is primarily about glorifying God in praise and in the hearing and obeying of His Word. The sermon is central to worship because it is in the faithful and regular hearing of the Word that we mature into the likeness of Christ Jesus our Lord. Continue reading

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The Preacher’s Holiness

The holiness of a minister’s heart is not merely an ideal; it is absolutely necessary for his work to be effective. Holiness of life must be his consuming passion. Continue reading

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