Portrait of a Pastor–from 1 Thessalonians 2

His message is not based on or motivated by error, impurity, deceit, flattering speech, greed, or obtaining glory from men. Although he might, he doesn’t assert the authority vested in him as pastor. He tenderly cares for his flock. He has a fond affection for his flock. He works night and day for his flock. He does not burden the flock. He devoutly, uprightly and blamelessly behaves before the flock. He encourages and exhorts and implores the flock. He has a great desire to “see the face” of his flock. His ministry among the flock is marked by labor and hardship. He gives (shares) fully of himself. The results of his efforts will be presented to Christ as a crown at his coming.

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. Been studying the Word for nearly 45 years and counting.
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