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May 18, 2017
1. Pastors battling preaching pride would flip their water bottles after sticking a closing line and slowly jog off stage…
2. Pastors would be doused with iced Gatorade by their staffs after particularly good Easter sermons…
3. The pastor’s favorite hymn or praise song would play as he/she walks up to the pulpit…
4. Congregations would do the wave when the sermon got a bit slow…
5. ATTENDANCE ABOVE REPLACEMENT would be a major metric when determining Sr. pastor’s salaries…
6. Pastors and staffs would communicate during church services with their bibles covering their mouths…
7. Relief preachers would come in to finish sermons when the starting preacher begins to fade…
8. People would dream of sitting in the front row…
9. Big givers would get luxury boxes and give their inclusive cafe orders from their seats.
10. The loyal would respond after a weak Christmas Eve service, “Wait until next year!”
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Rev. Shane L. Bishop is the Sr. Pastor of Christ Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois.
One Comment
  1. My family and I publish a magazine called Bear Essential Life magazine. I just read your blog on 12 Things I see Happy People Do. It rings true and is very practical. I was wondering if you might grant me permission to present it to my husband (the editor) as a possible inclusion in our magazine. I think people need to hear this and I’d love it if we could help share this with others in print form. I can be reached at . You can check out more about our magazine at .We would gladly send you the issue your blog would be printed in. We consider BE Life to be our ‘ministry’ as it is dedicated to reminding people about the joy in life and the priorities of life found in the simple things in life. I look forward to hearing from you.

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