How to distinguish between the truly concerned and the consistently anxious

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Some questions and statements have me trying to think this through. What clues do I, as a pastor or a person, go by in my interactions with others by which I discern if the person is concerned about something in a healthy way, or is one of ‘the anxious.’

Here are my thoughts: http://wp.me/P3etrg-gk

Principles and Practices

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Pastor Tom’s message Sunday night really meshed with some of what I have been thinking about, especially his caution — echoing Paul in Galatians — against adding anything to the one Gospel of Jesus Christ. The other was his mentioning that fear and pride are tools of God’s enemy.

My rattling realization last week was that part of my task here is to remind us all of some classic Reformed understandings of scripture, church, worship, calling, and pastoring. Here is this week’s reflection….

For a printable pdf version, follow this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hlc2vfz49mecv8d/Principles%20and%20Practices.pdf