Welcome!

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My name is Tim Counts and I am husband to Melanie, father to Tobias, Grace, and Ezra, and the Pastor at Northshire Baptist Church in Manchester Center, Vermont.  I serve on the Board of Directors for the Baptist Convention of New England. The name of this blog is “He Must Become Greater” which is from John 3:30, “He [Christ] must become greater, I must become less.”  My goal is to glorify God as much as possible in life by making much of Christ.  I hope that God will be more glorified by the sermons, devotional thoughts, and pastoral thoughts on this blog.  Thanks for stopping by!

I served as a pastor in Washington state and New Mexico before coming to Northshire Baptist in Vermont.  I am thankful for my time at The Master’s Seminary, where I received my M.Div.  I am passionate about preaching God’s Word expositorily, verse by verse, because I know that the Holy Spirit uses the inspired Word of God to bring salvation and growth in Christ-likeness.  I love to see the power of the gospel at work as people come to know Christ as their Savior and Lord, and also as believers grow in their understanding of how the gospel affects their daily lives.  My greatest goal in life is to enjoy God’s grace and extend His glory by exalting Jesus Christ.

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