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Scripture-based prayers for Pastors:

Lord, as You have promised, grant my beloved shepherd lasting fruit (Malachi 3:11, John 15:16). 
Let my pastor's converts become disciples who in turn disciple. 
Bless my pastor with disciples who grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Scott's Latest Devotional

 
Our Bond

Recently I read that Zildjian is the most recognized brand in its industry. (For those who don't know, Zildjian makes cymbals and other percussion products for musicians.) While I can't verify this claim myself, I do know that any serious drummer knows exactly what the Zildjian brand represents.

I'm wondering if we sometimes view Christianity as a brand. Is it merely one of many options out there for the consumer to choose? Do we choose it because it enhances our life in some way, like a bowl of popcorn enhances our entertainment experience?

One thing I'm learning is that God is not offering us a brand; He's offering us a bond. The Creator of life is inviting us to connect with Him at a deep, foundational level. This bond with God doesn't enhance our life; it revolutionizes it.

In chapter 1 of Ephesians the author Paul says that, before the world was even created, God chose us to be holy and blameless in His sight. Yes, we've made mistakes and have deeply hurt people, but, if we truly believe that Jesus gave His life to pay the penalty for our sins, then God truly does see us as righteous. We have been forgiven. Yes, this totally revolutionizes our life!

One of the great privileges we have is sharing with others this bond. If you follow Jesus, you have the opportunity to invite others to follow Him too. It is our joy not simply to offer people a brand, but, through Jesus, to offer them a bond with their Creator. If no one has ever offered you this bond, please let me know. I'd love to show you how you can choose the One who chose you.

Sharing the journey,

Pastor Scott 

          Meet Pastor Scott Hausrath

 Born in San Jose, California in 1961, Pastor Scott was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.  In 1980, while  attending the University of California at Berkeley, he heard the gospel and became a Christian, thanks to the  ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ.

 Desiring to serve in gospel ministry, Pastor Scott attended Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, where he first met  Seventh Day Baptists. He became a member of the San Gabriel Valley SDB congregation and was blessed  through the ministry of Pastor John and Ruthie Peil. Upon graduating from Fuller, Pastor Scott was given the  opportunity to minister with the Foothill SDB congregation in Montrose, CA.

After pastoring in Montrose for fifteen years, he stepped down and moved to Redmond, Washington, to assist his step-mother in taking care of his father, who was struggling with Parkinson's Disease. While in Washington, Pastor Scott was very blessed to enjoy the fellowship of the Seattle Area SDB Church. He was particularly touched by the ministry of Pastor Ken and Ruth Burdick.

Shortly after his father's death in August of 2011, Pastor Scott was contacted by the North Loup, Nebraska SDB Church, who were seeking a minister. Upon accepting the congregation's call to ministry, he began pastoring in North Loup on February 1, 2012.

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