There are different offices of shepherds listed in the Bible and not all Christians hold these positions. God calls those whom He will to do His work.Ephesians 4: 11-12 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.
Those men that God calls to be pastors have to live with their own challenges in life in regard to God, church, family, and spiritual vocation. They are human just like everyone else and as a pastor figuratively put on a pedestal by their congregation. It is tough on him and his family all the while looking after the souls of the Church as a good shepherd will do. 1 Peter 5:4 and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you (shepherds) will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.
Support your pastor, pray for him and his family, invite them over for dinner; get to know your pastor and let him know you care for you are Christ’s sheep; God gave you a shepherd.
1 Peter 2: 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
If you have surrendered to Jesus and made Him the Lord of your life then; seek out a church, get involved, and follow your shepherd. He will teach you, disciple you and watch after your soul. Peace to you in the Lord Jesus Christ!
I praise Jesus for being able to serve Him through WORLDWIDE INTERNET EVANGELISM, a teacher of God's Word, and online evangelist preaching salvation to the unsaved and inspiring true believers of God by proclaiming the hope of Jesus Christ's gospel by the power and blessing of God through the worldwide internet. God opened the door to reaching all the world with the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ by making the internet possible. The internet is like a great light shining over the world to the unsaved. Acts 13:47 For so the Lord has commanded us: " I have set you as a light to the Gentiles, That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth."
"He brought me to his banquet hall and raised the banner of love over me. Restore my strength with raisins and refresh me with apples! I am weak from passion... His left hand is under my head and his right hand caresses me" - Song of Solomon 2:4-6
February 26, 2019 at 9:10 pm
Good read, great advice! We should all pray more for our pastors!
February 27, 2019 at 12:29 am