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Series: Setting the House in Order
All right. If you have your Bible, please turn to the Book of Titus. Titus is right before Philemon, which is right before Hebrews. We started a series a couple of weeks ago on the Book of Titus. It's an interesting little book and it's one of the Pastoral Epistles. Paul was writing. He wrote two letters to Timothy, his child in the faith, and then also to Titus.
I want to ask you a question. How many in here have ever served on a Pastor Search Committee, can I see your hand? You've served on a Pastor Search Committee. You know what I have found? I have been a pastor now for a little over 16 years and I've talked to several Pastor Search Committees, and this is what I found about Pastor Search Committees. When you get on a Pastor Search Committee, it seems like it's such a glamorous thing until you're on there, and then you find out this isn't so glamorous. This is a lot of prayer and lot of hard work and it takes a lot of time. And sometimes people in the church don't realize how difficult it is to be on this Pastor Search Committee, how much spiritual attack is involved being on the Pastor Search Committee. And if it takes some time to find a pastor, they think, Well, what are you people doing? Man, give me a week and I can find a pastor. But they don't understand about it, and they don't understand the spiritual dynamics about it. And I heard kind of an interesting little report from a Pastor Search Committee. Obviously, this is just a little levity. But it says that the Pastor Search Committee approached the church and gave a report. It says, ''We have looked high and low and have not had great success finding a suitable candidate for our church, though we have one promising prospect.'' They thanked the church. They said, ''Thank you for your suggestions. We have followed up on each one with interviews and calling at least three references. The following is ...
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