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STUMBLING ACROSS THE SUPERNATURAL

How one pastor found himself doing heaven's work in the humdrum.

"Do you believe in the supernatural?"

"Yes," I said. "Sometimes I think it's all that I believe in."

"I mean all of it-virgin birth and bodily resurrection?" - "Yes."

"The soon coming of our Lord and signs and wonders? Healing and prophecy? Miraculous visions and dreams?"

"Yes, yes, and yes. And also walking on water and feeding the hungry."

This conversation was taking place in the living room of a man and woman who had visited the congregation I serve. They had recently moved into the area, had visited the church, and had asked me to come to their home to talk. They were frank in telling me that they were shopping around for the "right church." They liked what they had seen in our church but needed to make sure about me. They wanted badly to verify my belief in the supernatural.

I was and am sympathetic to their concern. If I was new to an area and looking for a place to worship, I would certainly want a pastor ...

July/August
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