Tuesday December 1, 2015

Things May be Better Than You Think

By Dr. Dale A. Robbins

"Hi Pastor! Remember me?" I reached out to shake the visitor's hand, while performing a quick review of my memory banks, but it was no use. "I hope you'll forgive me. I just can't place you," I said. With a big smile on his face, the gentleman replied, "You haven't forgotten me already have you? I'm Martin!"

Ah yes, it began to came back to me as I placed his name with his face. Martin had been a church member at one of my former pastorates. "Why Martin... it's great to see you again!" How are things with you?" I said.

As Martin talked on, my recollection of the past grew stronger, but my enthusiasm began to diminish as I remembered that my association with him had not always been all that pleasant. If memory served me, Martin was never happy with me or the church. He complained often, was a frequent dissenter at business meetings, and had even left the church on several occasions. Predictably, his conversation soon took on a negative tone, but with a surprising twist. "Things have never been the same at that church since you were there," he said. "Those were the good ole' days!" ... Read More >>
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Before You Quit Your Church Revival Broke Out in Our Church!
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Breaking Spiritual Strongholds Sex & Marriage: Five Common Questions
Can there be Unity between Churches? Sowing and Reaping Seeds of Discord
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Christ's Tomb Is Still Empty! Survival in a Deadly Earthquake!
Common Reasons for Unanswered Prayers The Chastening of the Lord
Complaining Only Makes Things Worse The Power of Praise & Worship
Dealing With Trespasses The Reason for the Christmas Season
Death Comes When You Least Expect It The Steps of a Good Man
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Don't Go To Hell Ways to Encourage Your Pastor
Drugs and the Christian What Does It Mean To Be A Christian?
First Steps For New Christians What Was Your Name Again?
Freedom From the Bondage to Offenses What is Meant by Traditional Values?
Guidance Toward Godly Decisions What is the New Age Movement?
How To Receive Healing What’s Wrong With Gossip?
How to Find a Good Church When All Else Fails It’s Time To Pray
How to Get Along with People When Sin Persists in the Church
In God We Trust When Your Church is Without a Pastor
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It's a Wonderful Life Why Should Christians Attend Church?
Life-style Danger! Why So Many Bible Translations?
My Father's Watch Witnessing: A Matter Of Life Or Death

What People Ask About The Church - Index

Can Real Miracles and Wonders Occur Today?
Do Signs and Wonders Validate Man of God?
Does Size Matter to a Church's Success?
Glossary of Church Terms
How Believers Should Handle Disputes and Offenses
How Can I Help the Spiritual Climate of My Church?
How Can I Recognize a Genuine Man of God?
How Can I Select a Good Church?
How Come a Pastor Only Has to Work One Day?
How Did Jesus' Disciples Become Called Christians?
How Do I Decide to Change Churches?
How to Avoid Getting Hurt in a Church
Is It Necessary to Be a Church Member?
Is It True That Some Churches Handle Snakes?
Should Ministers Receive Pay for Their Ministry?
What Are Deacons?
What Are Elders, Bishops and Pastors?
What Can I Do to Be a Help to My Church?
What Does It Mean to Call for the Church Elders?
What if I'm Not Getting Fed by My Church?
What Is a Charismatic Church?
What Is a Dysfunctional Church?
What Is a Fundamentalist Christian?
What Is a Liturgical Church?
What Is a Pentecostal Church?
What Is an Ecumenical Church?
What Is an Evangelical Church?
What Is Church Government?
What Is It Like to Be a Pastor of a Church?
What is Meant by "Traditional Values?"
What Is Meant by the Church Fathers?
What Is the Church?
What Is the Mission of the Church?
What Things Contribute to Church Stability?
What's a Church"s Most Important Doctrine?
What's Difference Between a Church and a Cult?
What's Most Important About a Church?
What's Most Requirements of Church Workers?

Church Technology
Church Sound Mixing
Church Sound System Operation
Using Microphones for Ministry
Using the Internet for Ministry

What's the Church's Greatest Challenges?
What's the Difference, Protestants and Catholics?
What's the Qualifications of a Minister?
Why Are Churches Associated With Cannibalism?
Why Are Churches Considered Nonprofit Orgs?
Why Are Churches Considered Nonprofit Orgs?
Why Are Ministers Called "Reverend?"
Why Are Most Services Based Around Preaching?
Why Are Preachers After Everybody's Money?
Why Are So Many Dishonest Church Leaders?
Why Are Some Ministers Called "Parsons?"
Why Are There Different Views About Spiritual Gifts?
Why Are There So Many Hypocrites in the Church?
Why Do Churches Baptize People?
Why Do churches Emphasize Church Growth?
Why Do Churches Have Constitution and By-laws?
Why Do Churches Have Different Ways of Worship?
Why Do Churches Hold Revivals?
Why Do Churches Practice the Lord's Supper?
Why Do Churches Require Premarital Counseling?
Why Do Churches Stress Authority?
Why Do Churches Teach People to Give Tithes?
Why Do Churches Teach Spiritual Accountability?
Why Do Churches Use Offering Envelopes?
Why Do Churches Use the Bible For Teachings?
Why Do Many Churches Oppose Halloween
Why Do Most Christian Churches Meet on Sunday?
Why Do So Many Churches Have Splits?
Why Do Some Churches Forbid Women Preachers?
Why Do Some Churches Speak in Tongues?
Why Do Some Churches Turn Persons over to Satan?
Why Do Some Churches Wash One Another's Feet?
Why Is a Church Called a "House of Prayer?"
Why Is Christmas Controversial in Some Churches?
Why Is Easter Controversial in Some Churches?
Why Is It Hard to Find a Perfect Church?
Why Should Christians Go to Church?
Why So Many Different Churches?
Why So Many Translations of the Bible?

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