Life is a progression. We live, screw up, do a few things right, hopefully learn and live life as it comes at us.
I was called into full-time ministry in 1984. A fantastic Pastor took me under his wing, discipled me, taught me and gave me opportunities to develop my God-given gifts.
My brother was working his way through Bible college at the time. His encouragement has been a major part of my life in ministry. We were ordained together in 1986.
I am a teacher. It is my spiritual gifting. It is my calling. It is my passion. I am happiest when I am sitting in front of any group of people answering questions about life from the Bible. One of the most satisfying times of my life was when I was teaching studies four nights a week, two lunch hour studies each week in local corporations and three times every Sunday.
My teaching seems to be motivational and convicting. It’s how people are affected when I teach. There are times when I’d give anything to encourage people the way Joel Osteen does or to bring cheer to people’s lives like the guy who wrote “The Be Happy Attitudes.”
But that’s not me. People just seem to go out and live stronger lives with Jesus when I teach. Sins and strongholds are broken down. The Holy Spirit within them is turned loose and empowered.
I’ve been fortunate to have fantastic men in my life every step of the way. Guys who would question me mercilessly and intensely. Men who would listen to what I taught, check me out and come back at me with questions and thoughts when they believed I was wrong.
And I’ve been wrong enough times to know that no one has it all figured out. We all keep learning and growing every time we open his book; every time we share it with someone else and each time we don’t know the answer to the question that has been thrown back in our faces.
I hope you find the books in these pages interesting, challenging and helpful.
If you decided to use one of them as a study guide for a small group and have questions as you go through it - feel free to give me a call right then when you are in your group and let me see if I can answer your question for you.
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Ultimate Small Groups: Engage, Disciple, Develop, Build
Ultimate Small Groups is a biblical pathway to spiritual maturity. Engage the world around you. Disciple effectively and powerfully. Develop leadership throughout the church. Build the kingdom of God. Have you ever wondered what Jesus taught the disciples after he rose from the dead? You'll discover a powerful secret that will help you live a Christ-life in community with other believers.
Preparing for Your New Pastor
A Pastoral or Ministerial search is an exciting, trying, hopeful and often difficult time for a church. This book takes a look a the ups and downs of a Pastoral search, shows you how to attract better Pastoral candidates and explores what your church can do to be prepared and ready for the man that God will send you. Greg Scott's direct and to the point approach is evident once again .
Cane Poles, Nets and Fishing Trawlers - How to Grow Your Church
This book is for churches that have hit a plateau, are struggling to grow through that next numerical barrier or who simply want to add another tool to their outreach arsenal. So many small to medium churches are stuck in a numerical growth rut. This book defines the problem and gives specific directions for growing your church. Greg Scott hits the nail on the head again. Get started today.
A Christian's Guide to Hearing God
Jesus said that his followers would hear his voice, yet most Christian's today struggle with hearing the voice of Jesus. In this powerful little book, Gregory Scott takes you through the process of hearing the voice of God.
The High Cost of the Attraction Based Church
What does it cost to bring one person to Jesus? Is there a more Biblical way to reach out into our communities with the message of Jesus? What effect is attraction evangelism having on the church, Pastors and everyday Christians? Gregory Scott raises the questions, lays out the facts and brings Biblical sharing of the good news of Jesus into the 21st century. A must read for church leaders!
Marriage Make-Over A Woman's Guide to Improving Your Marriage
For the woman who wants to bullet-proof her marriage, improve her relationship with her husband or begin fixing the marriage that seems all but lost. Gregory Scott gives you a look inside the mind of your man to help you strengthen and repair the only thing that is in your control - you. You know you can't fix him - but fixing the seven habits described in this book may just save your marriage.
God and Gays - What the Bible Says about Homosexuality
An unbiased look at what the Bible says about Homosexuality, grace, love and mercy. Greg Scott teaches through every reference to Gays and Lesbians in the Bible in his humorous and effective teaching style. Stop living with 'second-hand, he said, she said, 'they' told me that the Bible says...' information. Get the facts. In depth, yet easy to understand for those not familiar with the Bible.
As the End Times rage toward our world, a small group of Christians from the Navajo Reservation disappear overnight. Are they domestic terrorists as the government says they are? Are they the last obstacle to peace in the world? This fast paced adventure is based on Gregory Scott's "A Christian's Guide to the end of the world."
A Christian's Guide to the Book of Revelation
Questions about Jesus' return and the end of the world are among the most frequently asked by Christians and non-Christians alike. This practical, biblical guide will give you everything you need to answer these questions and make your everyday life with Jesus everything it can be.
Gregory Scott is a Pastor who has been conducting "ask any question about anything" studies for more than 20 years.
A Christian's Guide To Hell
What you think you know about death, dying, heaven and hell - is probably wrong.
This complete guide to the dark side of the after-life will help you understand what happens as we move from this life to the next.
Based on the complete teachings of the Bible.