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by Nate Holdridge - 3 years ago

Are You Offended by Jesus' Method?

"And blessed is the one who is not offended by me” (Luke 7:23).Eventually, the great wilderness baptizer, John, blurted out his question. His preaching against King Herod’s unlawful marriage had gotten him locked up. Imprisoned, John had heard of Jesus’ work. He thought it through, then asked, “Should we look for another?”John does not strike me as a discouraged man, for courage was with hi...

by Nate Holdridge - 3 years ago

Will You Allow Christ to Delete Your Shame?

“Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, ‘If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner'” (Luke 7:39).Simon the Pharisee allowed Jesus into his home. Clearly, though, he saw himself as superior to Jesus. There was no customary greeting — no foot washing, no oil, no kiss. To Simon, Jesus was the one ...

by Nate Holdridge - 3 years ago

Four Protections Against Temptation

“And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry” (Luke 4:1–2).Christians believe Jesus was tempted like us, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15). But sometimes we wonder, “Did He really endure the same intensity of temptation as I do? H...

by Nate Holdridge - 3 years ago

Defining the Role of Marriage as a Pastor

"He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?" (1 Timothy 3:4-5, ESV).Ministry and marriage, marriage and ministry, the two cannot be separated. If a pastor is the husband of one wife, his marriage influences all he does. Marriage is not in one compart...

by Nate Holdridge - 3 years ago

Four Ways to Maintain Grace and Truth in Ministry

“Give them a little grace, then make sure to give them some truth.” “Make sure you balance that truth out with some grace.” “Don’t show too much grace.” “There’s the truth, and the other side of the coin, grace.”I understand the sentiment — we want to make sure our speech is seasoned with the salt of grace (Colossians 4:6), and we want to be sure we are balanced in what we communicate. It seems, however, th...

by Nate Holdridge - 4 years ago

YWC16 :: Nate Holdridge

Nate Holdridge, senior pastor at Calvary Montery in Montery, CA, speaks at the Youth Workers' Conference 2016. Your browser does not support the video tag.

by Nate Holdridge - 4 years ago

Life & Leadership Lessons with Nate Holdridge

Nate Holdridge is one of our main session speakers at the Calvary Chapel Senior Pastors Conference. Years born again: Since 1996Years in Ministry: Since 1999 Ministry Experience: Have held pastoral roles at Calvary Monterey sin...

by Nate Holdridge - 4 years ago

How a Father’s Words Shape Their Child’s Life

“For you know how, like a father with his children, we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory” (1 Thessalonians 2:11–12 ESV). Paul the apostle saw his ministry as parental, especially in cities where he had pioneered the church. When writing his first letter to the young Thessalonian church, he reminisced ov...