Sermons on Pastoral Ministry
The Shepherd’s Authority
In this message from Deuteronomy 31, Dr. Daniel Bennett (Senior Pastor of Bethany Community Church in Washington, Illinois) teaches about the limited, temporary and fragile nature of the authority given to church shepherds, and the God-honoring example Moses offers for church leaders today.
Stirring Up Love through Honor
God gives church members a sacred responsibility to stir up love in the church through honoring those who lead them. In this message, Pastor Ritch teaches from I Thessalonians 5:12-13, about the call to strengthen the local church by supporting and honoring those called to shepherd it.
Stirring Up Love through Shepherding
Every church is still in process of becoming what it one day will be. Our Lord Jesus created her, gifts her, leads her, builds her, blesses her and will ultimately perfect her. And He has given spiritual leaders a sacred responsibility to stir up love in the church through shepherding God’s people.
A Pastor’s Concerns
No one can serve God powerfully who does not love Jesus’ church fervently. This may be shocking to some because such love keeps us from merely accomplishing tasks in place of true ministry. Love for God always joins us with a love for His church and this becomes the driving motivation and the power within us to serve in such a way as to be fruitful. This truth is especially vital for leaders in the church to embrace so that…