UNDERSTANDING THE FIVE FOLD MINISTRY : 4

Devotional Type :PHANEROO~DEVOTION

Date : 4th February 2018

Preacher : Apostle Grace Lubega

Ephesians 4:11-12(KJV); And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Topic : UNDERSTANDING THE FIVE FOLD MINISTRY: 4. THE PASTORAL OFFICE

The Greek Word for Pastor as used in our theme scripture is “poimen” which is translated to mean a shepherd: he to whose care and control others have committed themselves and whose precepts they follow.

The distinctive mark of a Pastor therefore is the shepherd’s heart. 

What is the mark of the Shepherd’s heart? 

John 10:11 says; I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

A pastor ought to give his life for those that he pastors; he must live sacrificially for the sake of those to whom he ministers. 

However, the scripture stresses giving one's life for not to . When it comes to whom the shepherd gives their life to it's God.

The Pastoral office is ministry for men because one has given their life firstly to God. 

FURTHER STUDY: John 10:11, Matthew 9:36

GOLDEN NUGGET : The distinctive mark of a Pastor is the shepherd’s heart. The Pastoral office is ministry for men because one has given their life firstly to God. 

PRAYER: Father, I thank you for your Word. I relate with the pastoral office in this understanding; the privilege to lay down my life for the sake of people; the need to live a life of sacrifice and the desire and hunger to win souls. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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