Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Crash! Speaking, Hearing and Not Doing

This is the final installment of Mountain State Baptist Association Director of Missions, Dr. Don Deel’s statistics he uncovered while researching his doctoral dissertation. As he wrote in his introduction, “These facts should cause a pastor, staff, wife and church to take notice.”

  • Seventy percent of pastors do not have a close friend, confidant, or mentor.

  • Ninety-five percent of pastors do not regularly pray with their spouses.

  • Eighty percent of pastors surveyed spend less than fifteen minutes a day in prayer.

  • Seventy percent said the only time they spend studying the Word is when they are preparing their sermons.
If your reaction is similar to mine, these past three weeks’ statistics have startled you. Next week I hope to encourage you by posting Dr. Deel’s take on how to avoid becoming one of the statistics he has reported.

James 1:22


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