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The Rural Pastor Podcast – Episode 18 – The Great Expectations of Christmas

Join Andy Addis and Mark Clifton for a discussion of the often misunderstood and misapplied Great Expectations of Christmas Services in ministry!

  • Spurgeon Quote:

“Suppose a number of persons were to take it into their heads that they had to defend a lion, full-grown king of beasts! There he is in the cage, and here come all the soldiers of the army to fight for him. Well, I should suggest to them, if they would not object and feel that it was humbling to them, that they should kindly stand back, and open the door, and let the lion out! I believe that would be the best way of defending him, for he would take care of himself, and the best ‘apology’ for the gospel is to let the gospel out.”


So here is your Christmas strategy:

    • Clear over clever
    • Share the Gospel
    • Share the vision
    • Do it with excellence, like every weekend

And here is a link to the Rural Summit coming up in March of 2023:


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