James McJunkin Jr. Blog

Peace Be Still

Peace Be Still This public health crisis, this pandemic, is beyond our control Lives are at risk all around the world May the best in each of us, fiercely protect the other Peace be still, may your peace steady our hearts this day May we walk by faith, through this...

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Challenges & Recommendations for Congregations – Coronavirus

Dear Clergy Colleagues: I have compiled and listed below recommendations for congregations to follow as we live through the challenges that we face given the outbreak of coronavirus. First: The PBA Ministers Council gathered this week and discussed the challenges and...

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A Franciscan Benediction

A Franciscan Benediction May God bless you with discomfort At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships So that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, So that you may work...

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Lessons from the Story of Ananias and Sapphira

Lessons from the Story of Ananias and Sapphira Acts 5: 1-11   Sharing your gifts and supporting a faith community is entirely your choice.   To what faith community have you said “I am a member, I choose to belong” and here is the best that I have to offer?   To what...

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Lessons From the Story of Ananias and Sapphira

Lessons from the Story of Ananias and Sapphira Acts 5: 1-11 Sharing the gifts at your disposal and supporting the faith community of your choice. To what faith community have you chosen to belong? To what community of believers have you committed to engage in the name...

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Still Hidden?

Luke 19:41 & 42  And when he drew near and saw the city Jesus wept over it, saying, "Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace! But now they are hid from your eyes.” Still Hidden? What are the beliefs, unspoken assumptions, and patterns of...

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PBA – Sharing the Gifts Given to us for Christ’s Mission

It has been said that we have a “mini-revival” going on.  This has been an exciting season in the life of the Philadelphia Baptist Association. The bonds between our congregations are strong and we gather with regularity to share in the call of Christ for each of our...

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Clergy Missiological Conversation – April 19th

Register thru this link for the first annual clergy conversation. This first annual clergy conversation is sponsored by the Philadelphia Baptist Association (PBA) and the PBA Ministers Council.  Clergy and church leaders are invited to join the first annual Clergy...

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