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