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Old 01-18-2008, 10:51 PM
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I almost did pastor once, but the door got shut.
Doesn't surprise me that you were close to becoming a pastor because I see the gifts, grace and calling of God on your life to Pastor.
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:57 PM
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Doesn't surprise me that you were close to becoming a pastor because I see the gifts, grace and calling of God on your life to Pastor.
Thanks for the encouraging remarks,but whatever God desires for me to do,that I will do I want to do whatever He has for me to do.
However I have no desire to control people.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:01 PM
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Thanks for the encouraging remarks,but whatever God desires for me to do,that I will do I want to do whatever He has for me to do.
However I have no desire to control people.
Amen, well said.
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If you go back to the last posts I made on this thread, I was replying using the phrases that stood out to me when I read it.

Let me try again-

John The Baptist usually is depicted in Sunday School Books as looking like a caveman. This led to Tarzan. Then we have Jane witnessing to cheetah while Tarzan swoops through. I read the "gold grills" but did not understand the connection.

Sorry you missed my joining in the levity of this thread.
I know what the gold grills are all about. lol. It was intended as a slur, that I was intended to receive, alone.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:20 AM
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I know what the gold grills are all about. lol. It was intended as a slur, that I was intended to receive, alone.
The reported post tool is in the upper right corner of each thread.

Admin does not take too kindly to open insults lately.

mea culpa for my error as I did not know it was a slur.

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Old 01-19-2008, 12:29 AM
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Admin does not take too kindly to open insults lately.

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Old 01-19-2008, 01:00 AM
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We have a dress code at work. Everyone is fine with it and understands it. Most of the time, it is business casual. However, when one of our corporate clients come to visit, it's dress-up - tie for men, jacket preferred but not required, and dress clothing for women.

I'm from the old school, I guess. It just seems to me that if you would wear a suit to meet the President of the United States, you should wear a suit to go to God's house. Or at least, wear your best clothing.

But what do I know? I don't see what all the fuss is about regarding a clerical collar.
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:24 AM
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I haven't read the entire thread, so this may have been addressed. A lot of our emphasis upon dress and dressing standards comes from our "other side of the track" mentality.

We are often encouraged to "dress up" to "honor the house of God" but the real motivation is that the pastor and his wife evaluate themselves on how "their" saints look, and the pastor and his wife need to feel good about themselves- so you'd better fall into line!

I was in a church once where the pastor's wife was coaching the people with newer cars to park along the street where they would be more visible to people driving by. Once the pastor greeted one young family as they were driving in, "Anybody hurt in that wreck?" and laughed.

Nobody wants to have to pastor a bunch of hillbillies. Best just to keep your mouth shut and dress up as best you can. Oh, and park that heap around back.

the same pride that parks a new car in the front hides a beat up junker in the back
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I think a suit looks brings more dignity to the office of the ministry. I don't think there is anything wrong with casual attire if there is some necessity. However, there are some things that help bring dignity to the office in the eyes of the public.

There is no denying that there are plenty of those who shame the office. The fact is that you can be a man of God in your underwear sitting in your house but it's not about us. It's about God and the people He is trying to reach.
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