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My admiration for an individual act of kindness is actually for a group of individuals and not one single act either but a complete dedication 24/7 365 days a year. That group is the clergy that share, believe, and live to the best of their ability the inerrant word of God. Of course no one is perfect and I do not have the unrealistic view that pastors are any less susceptible to sin then the rest of us... in fact I am sure that the devil spends double the time trying to trip them up then he does on me and you. That thought alone makes me respect them even more.

Matthew Richard
Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard is the pastor of 
St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Minot, ND. 
In 2013 he obtained a Doctor of Ministry 
Degree from Concordia Seminary, St. 
Louis MO.  His doctor of ministry thesis 
was on exploring the journey of American 
Evangelicals into Confessional Lutheran 
thought. Pastor Richard finds great joy in 
writing and speaking. He also enjoys 
fishing, pheasant hunting, watching 
movies, writing, golfing, spending time with 
his family, and a good book with a warm 
latte.

Having been raised in a family that went to church every Sunday and still going 69 years later I have known many Pastors. Reiterating my statement of clarity, I respect and am thankful for "That group which is the clergy that share, believe, and live to the best of their ability the inerrant Word of God". Most Pastors today do NOT believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. Of all the Pastors I have been shepherded under I'd say less than a handful have believed 100%. This would explain why I have done my share of "Church Shopping".

Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard is a "Bible believing" Pastor and is the Pastor of the church we currently attend. I feel that his living and believing his faith makes him that special person who daily pours forth acts of kindness.

This post is my 3rd and final entry into Share an Act of Kindness of Someone You 
Know challenge for December by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist .

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hello, Bob "RealMan" Timm - this is a wonderful shoutout for a "Bible-believing" Pastor, Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard! 

There does seem to be a lot of "bible diluting" in churches.  I am happy for you and your family that you found someone who does what pastors in churches are supposed to do ... teach and preach the word of God as memorialized in the Bible. 

Thank you for your full participation in the December Kindness Challenge. 

Merry Christmas! 

 

Dec 24, 2023 10:02 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Thank you again for the opportunity Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist . Despite his well earned title he still prefers to be called Matt in person, no Doc and no Rev, just Matt.

Dec 24, 2023 10:05 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Best wishes to you and your family for a Very Merry Christmas!

Let's continue to spread love and kindness every day.

Dec 24, 2023 11:53 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thank you for sharing this about Pastor Richard. Merry Christmas to you and yours's. Bill 

Dec 24, 2023 12:14 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Roy Kelley and Merry Christmas to you as well. BTW it sounds like you are getting more Winter weather then we are in ND.

Dec 24, 2023 01:08 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Pastor Richards is a blessing to us after the last Pastor we had sold out his integrity to defend an adulterer because said adulterer was/is the biggest giver to the church Bill Salvatore - East Valley . When I took it to his supervisor and he saw nothing wrong with it we left the denomination. 

Dec 24, 2023 01:11 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Dear Bob,

I wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

Dec 24, 2023 10:44 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

What an awesome post, my purpose was just to stop in and wish you a very Merry Christmas to you and your family, Endre

Dec 24, 2023 11:00 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think that you are right about the devil doubling efforts against clergy and I have a profound respect for them as well.

Dec 25, 2023 05:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob, and Happy Christmas. Delighted you found a pastor you like so much. I've never been one to "church shop." I've never actually paid a lot of attention to pastors or priests. I attend for the prayers, the liturgy, the music. In recent times the only "pastor" I pay attention to is the Cardinal in NY City. He is an amazing man with an amazing message.

Dec 25, 2023 05:41 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Inna Ivchenko , it is always a delight to see you comment on my blog. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.

Dec 25, 2023 06:35 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Endre Barath, Jr. I hope to go through my contact list today and wish as many as possible a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.

Dec 25, 2023 06:37 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

They do have a ton of pressure from earthy and spiritual forces Brian England . Compare their pay with that of a professional counselor and they maybe get a 1/3 of what they are worth.

Dec 25, 2023 07:18 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Over the years I have done a lot of church shopping Nina Hollander, Broker including this past year. My searches have become more focused to only include the denominations that I know are Biblically sound.

Merry Christmas! I hope Santa did a good job filling your stocking last night... or were you a naughty girl?

Dec 25, 2023 07:26 AM