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Reflections & Resolutions

A little humor for the end of one year and the beginning of another.

Peanuts - I blew another year

Zits - New Years Eve geezer time

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Posted by on December 31, 2015 in Calvin and Hobbes, Fun, Zits

 

2015 Blog annual report

At the end of the year, WordPress sends me an annual report of the stats for my blog, On Target. Click on the link if you are interested. Thanks to those who read and follow it.

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2015 in Fun

 

Gaining evaluated experience

In order to grow and develop your skills, one needs not just experience, but evaluated experience. That is one of the many lessons I learned from “Prof.”, Dr. Howard Hendricks. As I work with and mentor pastoral interns at First Central Baptist Church in Chicopee, MA, I try to build those kind of experiences into their training.

Whenever one of our interns preaches, I ask several people in the congregation to fill out an evaluation form on their sermon and delivery. I then compile the forms and go over the results and comments with the individual. The goal is to help them build on their strengths and improve their weak areas. Below is the form that I use. Click on the link to download a pdf version of the template.

Sermon Feedback Form

 

Preacher: ___________________   Scripture ___________________ Date ___________

 

Introduction Low   High
_________________________ got my attention 1 2 3 4 5
_________________________ touched a felt need in my life 1 2 3 4 5
_________________________ introduced the text or topic of the sermon 1 2 3 4 5
Exposition          
_________________________ exposed and explained the text clearly 1 2 3 4 5
_________________________’s message had a main idea that was faithful to the message and relevant to my life 1 2 3 4 5
Summarize what you sensed was the main idea of the message:

 

 

_________________________ engaged my mind and heart through the message 1 2 3 4 5
_________________________ helped me apply biblical truth to my life experience 1 2 3 4 5
Communication          
_________________________ came across as sincere and genuine 1 2 3 4 5
_________________________ looked me in the eye and appeared comfortable 1 2 3 4 5
Summary          
Two strengths of the message:

1.

 

2.

 

One area to develop for further growth:

 

 

 
 

I freely admit I do not know everything

Image of the Andromeda Galaxy or M31 from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)

Image of the Andromeda Galaxy or M31 from NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2015 in Quotes

 

Milestones & Memories

Happy 35th Anniversary to the wife of my youth! 35 years is too short a time to be married to your best friend. Let’s keep pressing forward and adding more milestones. Love you!

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“It’s not the years, it’s the mileage.” Indiana Jones

“It’s not the years of our lives, it’s the life in our years.” Me

“Count your days to make your days count.” Moses in Psalm 90:12

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2015 in Disneyland, Photos, Scripture, Weddings

 
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When God sent Jesus on Christmas

12-24 Patrick

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2015 in Quotes, Tim Challies

 

Merry Christmas!

Lantern on snow lit up at night, Sweden

Lantern on snow lit up at night, Sweden

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2015 in Christmas, Scripture