The Pleasure and the Pain of Pastoral Ministry, Part 3

June 4, 2023 Speaker: Eric Bancroft Series: Galatians

Passage: Genesis 4:8–20

  • The Doctrine of Conversion (vv. 8-11) (previous message)
  • Challenges of Pastoral Ministry (vv. 12-20)

Seven Challenges for Pastors / Elders: 

  1. Don’t confuse God’s work in people’s lives with your work in people’s lives.
  2. Be careful to not create a culture where people “clean-up” to impress you.
  3. Remember that Christians’ sanctification is a lifelong process.
  4. Don’t be surprised by the pain of pastoral ministry.
  5. Pastor patiently and gently while never compromising conviction.
  6. Never neglect to remind yourself of the gospel.
  7. Don’t forget to rest.