2 Corinthians 10:13-14 Keeping Private?

2 Corinthians 10:13-14 (KJV)
But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.
For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:

This passage, in principle, expresses what I am attempting to do, even in these days of pestilence, by broadcasting our services to a private group made mostly of our church members or those very friendly with our church. God has given me a “measure”. I have a reach that includes those He has fitted with our church. My goal is to reach them as best as I am able by the grace of God and to not stretch myself beyond those that the Lord has commissioned me to shepherd. 

Verily, I pray for my flock and for the enlarging of it. I want to reach the lost and unchurched without a doubt. But in so doing I have no desire to violate into another’s pasture. I want to reach all those that God gives me. I do not want to presume to feed any of those God has given another. 

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2 Corinthians 10:13-14 Keeping Private?

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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