Resources by Tim Counts

Tim Counts (M.Div, The Master's Seminary) is the Pastor at Northshire Baptist Church in Manchester Center, Vermont. Tim has been a pastor in New Mexico, Washington state, and Vermont. He loves preaching the gospel to both believers (including himself) and unbelievers, and dreaming of ways to reach his community with the good news of Jesus Christ. Tim blogs at and enjoys ethnic food and real Vermont maple syrup (but not together), and spending time with his wonderful wife of 15 years and 3 children. You can follow Tim on Twitter at @timothycounts.

Feb 13, 2018

White as Snow, Though My Sins Were as Scarlet! by Tim Counts

The reason your scarlet sins can be made white as snow is because Jesus' scarlet blood covers them.

Feb 13

Three Ways a Pastor and His Wife Can Stay in Love by Tim Counts

When I am closer to Jesus, I am closer to my wife. I mean truly closer to Jesus, in my heart, not just thinking I am closer because I am doing the right things.

Mar 19

Love Your Wife Like Jesus Loves Her

Ten Great Loves for Every Husband

Know that when you love your wife like Jesus loves her, the foundation of your marriage is strengthened, Satan is defeated again, and Christ is lifted up for more to see.

Jun 28, 2018

Feed the Sheep – No Matter How Many Are In the Pasture by Tim Counts

The supremacy of Christ over all things is what makes preaching him valuable, whether it is to 30 or 3,000.

Sep 11, 2019

Father, Help Us to See by Tim Counts

Father, help us to see that you are at work through us for the advance of the gospel. 

Oct 5, 2017

Faithful Believers and the Religious Test for Public Office

An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders from a Vermont Pastor

As a Vermont pastor, I ask my country for freedom to not only preach the gospel–but also for freedom for those I preach to–to hold their religious beliefs while also holding public office.

May 21, 2019

Do You Love the Word “Propitiation”?

Why We Should Preach and Teach Using the Words the Bible Uses

When we come across big, "technical" words in our preaching and Bible study, we should use, study, and explain those words, rather than skirting around them or simply glossing over them with an alternative phrase.

Nov 7, 2018

Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks are Not Useless to Jesus by Tim Counts

Jesus never turned away a person who came to him broken, hurting, and deemed “useless” by society and religious people.

Aug 20, 2018

5 Reasons Every Pastor Should Be Involved in VBS or Camp Ministry by Tim Counts

Sometimes looking up from the grindstone and seeing what is happening around you in ministry through other believers is even more productive for Christ’s Kingdom.

Sep 20, 2017

4 Things I Love About Jesus by Tim Counts

Just as Jesus is both all-powerful and all-compassionate, only Jesus can be all grace and all truth at the same time. 

Jan 12, 2018

4 Reasons Every Church Needs Senior Saints by Tim Counts

As pastors, we need to remind our elderly members that they’re not only loved by their Good Shepherd and Savior—they’re also loved and needed by his people.

Apr 4, 2019

3 Reflections on Turning 40 by Tim Counts

I turned 40 last month and as I reflect on God’s goodness in my life and on what I have to look forward to in Christ, my soul is full and content. I can’t wait for the future, gray hair and all.