“Meet a Dead Pastor”
March 17, 2013
Pastor Roger Ball
What does a dead church look like? What should you say to a dead pastor? Honesty is titanic for Jesus. Christians must speak the truth at all times and in love at all times. Helping your pastor grow is not an easy challenge, but a God honoring must. Today I will share some good ways and poor ways some Christians have tried to help me. Where needed, let’s all repent.
Revelation 3:1 – “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.Four “Transparent Painful” facts from Jesus:
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#1 – If a church is dead or dying then ________
__________________Revelation 3:1b – He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.
#2 – Great advice for every pastorRevelation 3:2 – Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God.
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#3 – Go back to the __
__________Revelation 3:3 – So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.
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______________Revelation 3:3 – So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.
#5 – Pastors need to __
__________Revelation 3:3 – So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you. Motivation:
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2.No one knows the __
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______________Revelation 3:4 – But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.
#7 – Focus on __
______________Revelation 3:5 – He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.Revelation 3:6 – He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

Pastor Roger Ball

Roger is our Senior Pastor. He began attending FBC in August 1983 as an associate pastor and became Senior Pastor in November 1990. In addition to his pastoral duties at FBC, Roger also teaches in the various Masters’ and Doctoral classes at Phoenix Seminary and has served as Director of Mentoring at Phoenix Seminary. Local, national and international ministry for Roger has included school boards, compassion ministries, para-church work, conference speaking and Bible teaching. In the last couple of decades many men and women were launched into full-time ministry by FBC-Tempe through various training programs called Pastor-in-Training, Leader-in-Training and Missionary-in-Training. Any willing person can serve God. See our Mentoring Leaders web page. Roger and his wife, Dianna, have two daughters, Sharon and Sharmon. Roger is an Arizona native and enjoys carpentry, fishing and dreaming.

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