Do You Have a Real Pastor, Part 1
Do you have a real pastor? I suppose it’s a little unnerving to phrase it that way but we are all subject to the text. Furthermore, the thoughts certainly apply to all of our elders, and I think we’ll even find that some of these thoughts apply to every vocation to which God calls his people. In whatever way God calls you to serve, many of these thoughts will help you and will certainly not harm you. Let us see, then, how this passage instructs us that true ministers must reflect the character of Christ in their ministries. Let’s examine three evidences Paul presents today, and we’ll look at the rest of the passage next week.