A Passionate Pastor
by Johnny Hunt
These closing words give a summary of what has been said and serves as a final word of encouragement to the Hebrew believers. These words show us the deepest desires and truest longings in the heart of the man of God. The writer has roamed the Old Testament for illustrations, examples, and verses to support his warning and pleas. He has appealed to the conscience, the intellect, the emotions, and the will. He has balanced the sufferings...
The Pastor and His Call
by Curt Dodd
Here in this second servant’s song commentators have debated for years who is this servant of the Lord? Some have felt like this passage is dealing with Israel, describing the nation of Israel being that one individual that God is talking about as a nation, but there is a problem as you look at verses 5 and 6. That’s not exactly where He is going...
Profrait Of A Pastor
by Jerry Vines
"The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over...
The Pastor's Prayer for the People of God
by Miles Seaborn
Introduction: Many Christians wonder, ''What is the Pastor really like inside himself, in his spirit, his innermost thoughts? How does he feel? How does he express himself before the Lord? How does he react to God's people? For some people see only the pastor's one side and don't really know what is on his heart...
The Heart of a Great Pastor
by Marvin D. Patterson
God looks over the millions of people and says 'Welcome to Heaven. I want the women to go with Saint Peter, and the men to form two lines. Make one line of the men that dominated their women on earth, and the other of men who were dominated by their women.' There's much movement, but eventually the women are gone...
The Picture of a Pastor (17 of 18)
by J. Gerald Harris
When you begin to think of the typical pastor, what kind of image do you conjure up in your mind? I don't know what kind of image surfaces in your mind, because I'm not sure what kind of image the laity has of the clergy. You may think we are a strange breed that passes all understanding. I don't know. Maybe we are...
How to Love Your Pastor
by Rex Yancey
Jesus was preparing to send the 70 on a preaching mission. His instructions were comprehensive: They were told where to go, what to say, and what to expect. They should expect rejection, arrests, scourging's, hatred and even death. Then he reminds them ''That the servant is no greater than his master.'' He was to experience those things and they should expect no less...
A Pastor Prays for His People (3 of 16)
by Stan Coffey
I.THE OCCASION OF PAUL'S PRAYER II.THE OBJECT OF PAUL'S PRAYER Turn please to the book of Ephesians in the New Testament. Ephesians Chapter 1, beginning with verse 15. I want to speak today on the subject A Pastor Prays for His People. Ephesians Chapter 1:15
A Good Minister
by Jerry Watts
If I were I to ask the question, ''What is a 'good minister?'' how many different answers I would receive. Try this one - (READ ''WANTED Pastor''): WANTED: Pastor. SALARY: $17,000 a year: HOURS: Indeterminate. On call 24 hours a day. WE OFFER: Free housing The applicant will serve as manager, administrator, and correspondent. HE WILL:
Leading Like Jesus (5 of 11)
by Dave Gustavsen
Some of you sports fans will remember back in 1993, there was a Nike commercial starring Charles Barkley. Charles Barkley was a great basketball player. And in the commercial, the famous line by Charles Barkley was ''I am not a…'' can you finish it? ''I am not a role model.'' And his point was, ''I'm a basketball player! Stop looking at me as some kind of a role model for your kids! I'm paid to play basketball; now leave me alone and let me do what I'm good at.''
Pastor's Prayer for His People
by Robert Dawson
Have you ever struggled with prayer? Not just prayer itself but what to pray when you pray especially when you are praying for other people and you don't know of a specific need? You want to pray for them but you want your prayer to go just a little bit deeper than, 'God bless ___, AMEN.'
If we struggle with prayer and what to...
Anniversary (4 of 4)
by Kerry Shook
I heard this week about a couple who are having terrible marriage problems, so they went to the marriage counselor and the counselor asked them, "Well could you tell me when all of these disagreements began?" And the wife said, "Yes. It all started when he wanted to be in the wedding pictures." Now, most relationship problems don't...
The Parent's and Pastor's Joy
by Charles H. Spurgeon
John speaks of himself as though he were a father, and, therefore, we concede to parents the right to use the language of the text. Sure am I that many of you here present, both mothers and fathers, can truly say, "We have no greater joy than to hear that our children walk in truth." But John was not after the flesh the...
The Pastor's Love Letter (2 of 21)
by Jerry Vines
Last Sunday morning I tried to give the historical background and give you a little understanding of why it is Paul who is writing to the saints at Philippi. We find that in Acts 16. The Apostle Paul is writing a letter to the members of the church in the city of Philippi. We found in Acts 16 how this church came into existence, and we...
Qualifications Of A Sound Pastor (1 Of 2)
by Harley Howard
This lesson is designed to reveal clearly that the Lord is not silent on the issue of the caliber of men He wants to oversee His people. The two clearest passages in scripture are First Timothy chapter three and Titus chapter one. We will examine both of these chapters.Continuing his instructions on how the church should...