Pastors pastor pastors - sermonjam
Pastors pastor pastors - read that slowly again.
We've walked through the Book of Acts at theGATHERING. When we got to Acts 20:17-38 we saw how Paul was pastoring this group of elders from Ephesus. He knew, led, fed, and protected the Ephesian elders. We also see Paul doing this in his pastoral epistles, the letters that he wrote to churches and church planters - think Paul to Timothy in 2nd Timothy.
I've been pastored well by several men in my life. David Lawson, a mentor, and friend spoke at my ordination. He challenged with the words of Paul to Timothy in 2nd Timothy--preach the Word, endure hardship, be strengthened by grace, guard the treasure, look to Jesus. It was a somber moment.
I recently walked through 2 Timothy with a group of men; men that I'll be leaving in a few weeks. The Lord has been good to bring to mind memories from theGATHERING, a crew that I've had the humbling joy and privilege to shepherd, over the past few weeks.
What are things that I would want them to know?
My prayer is that you will press on to know the supremacy of Christ" - John Piper
Take some time this week to consider the different aspects of Jesus and the Gospel highlighted here: