Pastor's Pondering

Senior Pastor Duane Mabee's weekly Pastor's Pondering can be read here, as seen in the printed church bulletin weekly.

Mission Giving

by Duane Mabee on October 11, 2018
And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matt 24:14 ESV Matthew 24:14 is a key verse for Alliance missions. We believe our assignment is to spread the gospel message to as many unreached people groups as possible. Jesus said that all people...
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by Duane Mabee on September 26, 2018
I’ve just completed reading George Barna’s book Futurecast: What Today’s Trends mean for Tomorrow’s World. In it, Barna includes a great summary of what it means to be genuinely transformed by...
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Why I'm committed to Alliance Missions

by Dr. Peter Nanfelt on September 20, 2018
10 Reasons Why I’m Committed to Alliance Missions By Dr. Peter Nanfelt Our Message… is the centrality of Christ (Colossians 1:27). Our message is focused on the...
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Scripture to Pray

by Duane Mabee on August 30, 2018
In the book Face to Face, Kenneth Boa uses Scripture to guide his praying. He paraphrases passages to make them more personal while retaining their original meaning. This is a great approach to...
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Doing Justice and Loving Mercy

by Duane Mabee on August 23, 2018
The story below appears in, The Meeting of the Waters by Fritz Kling. The Tumen River forms the border for several hundred miles between China’s Manchuria region and North Korea. Shallow...
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by Duane Mabee on August 16, 2018
I have high respect for the men and women who serve in the U.S. military. Many serve our country sacrificially. The protection and assistance they provide in the U.S. and around the world is...
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Don't Be Like That

by Duane Mabee on August 9, 2018
See to it, brothers (and sisters), that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that...
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Planning Ahead

by Duane Mabee on July 26, 2018
“We cannot control what will happen to the next generation when we are gone, but we can do everything possible to pave the way for them.” Lee Kricker, For a New Generation. Planning for the...
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Strategies for Developing Your Spiritual Life

by Duane Mabee on July 19, 2018
We’ve been talking a lot about spiritual maturity during our Sunday services and I thought it would be good to give you some thoughts on how to develop and deepen your spiritual life. The...
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Organizational Focus

by Duane Mabee on July 12, 2018
One of the things we are working on in the Fanning the Flame church revitalization process is a thorough review of our organizational structure. Rick Hall is leading this effort along with Jayne...
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Know What You Do Best

by Duane Mabee on July 6, 2018
Highly effective organizations – including churches – have many things in common. One thing they all share is that they have figured out what they can do better than anyone else. They know why...
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As Long as it's Someone Else's

by Duane Mabee on June 29, 2018
Years ago, I was recruited to change the way a company handled state legislation. Part of that project involved changing the corporate culture. I won’t go into detail because you would find it...
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Lord, Send Us More Eleanors

by Duane Mabee on June 21, 2018
I’ve been reading, For a New Generation: A Practical Guide for Revitalizing Your Church, by Lee Kricher. It’s a good book. Though, I’m not inclined to do revitalization the way Kricher did, (I...
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Passing the Church On

by Duane Mabee on June 13, 2018
Some of you will remember radio pastor Donald Cole who spoke on the Moody Radio stations for many years. Karla and I had the privilege of working with him one year during a Moody Radio fund...
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The Most Important Ingredient

by Duane Mabee on June 7, 2018
The founder of the Renovate National Church Revitalization Conference, Tom Cheyney, says “People ask me all the time what is the key ingredient to church revitalization. Most want a magic pill...
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