The Duty of A Pastor to Follow before for the Flock
This podcast briefly discusses that the Pastor should be an example before for the church in his own spiritual disciplines and growth.
Following Christ before the flock. The duties of a pastor will cause him to display his faith and carry his church where God has brought him. He should display the fruits of the spirit of God in all that he does by God’s grace alone, knowing that he is nothing but a slave to righteousness and not a divine leader who rules but a servant who dies. A wise friend once told me that when a man has to say he’s the leader, it is then he has lost the privilege to lead. He continued with a man that goes forth with no one following him is just a “man taking a walk.” Wise. This fourth duty of a pastor is one where all of us fail in our actions, but by the Lord’s grace, we will not fail in our faith, for HE is the author and perfector of it!
1 Peter 5:1-3 (ESV) 1 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; 3 not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.
“What a pastor is supposed to be doing can be found clearly in the Word of God.”