Author Archives: jeremycouture

About jeremycouture

I am a husband, father, student, and pastor in Ashland, KY

Four Things I’ve Learned as a Father

This is one my my favorite pictures of me with my oldest son. It was taken at the beach in Destin, Florida in 2003. My education as a father started on August 21, 2002, when my first son was born. I still … Continue reading

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A Test of Faith

Fathers can be excellent examples of faith. Martin Luther King Jr. father, a pastor, and a civil rights activist. He once said, “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” This fits very well … Continue reading

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Are You a Stray Sheep?

Yesterday, I published a post about how to tell the difference between a good shepherd-leader in the church and bad-shepherd. You can check that our here. In Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus described the final judgment as a time when the sheep … Continue reading

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Good Shepherd, Bad Shepherd

If you’ve seen any number of cop movies you’ve inevitably seen the good cop/bad cop routine. The “bad cop” takes an aggressive and accusatory tone with the subject while the “good cop” positions him or herself more sympathetically. The subject … Continue reading

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Why I Pray for My Church Members and then Tell Them About It.

As a pastor, I have the privilege of shepherding a flock of God’s people through prayer (1 Peter 5:2). Prayer is just one of many tools of a spiritual shepherd. While I have always prayed for the church that I … Continue reading

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A Blessing or a Curse

Light can either be a blessing or a curse. The lamp beside your bed can help you find your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night, but it will also annoy your spouse who is trying to … Continue reading

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Five Kinds of People Who Don’t Believe

The 7-day Feast of Tabernacles was one of the most popular Jewish festivals in Jesus’ day, and for good reason. The Feast was full of meaningful rituals and traditions. The people ate and slept in temporary shelters. Every morning they … Continue reading

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