Despite the trials, there is a deep and profound joy that flows from faithfully shepherding a local flock.
As slaves of Christ, our retirement plan is – we cannot retire from ministry.
If a man: chooses to die to self; preaches death and the dead come to life those are good reasons to believe he is a true servant of God
Gospel-centered ministry involves joyful suffering, faithful proclamation, and pastoral concern.
A leader makes choices that will lead to the advance of Christ’s kingdom.
Incomplete communication of God’s word without understanding is a recipe for chaos. Accurate communication of God’s word with understanding is a basis for edification.
What are the standards God has for those who would love & lead His flock? Paul lays these out very clearly in this passage to Titus.
You never outgrow your need for the gospel.
The curse of awesome leadership is the temptation to give your allegiance to a man rather than to Christ.
Jesus offers you the opportunity to be used by Him to reach this world.