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Subject: Pastor’s Anniversary
then, is the first biblical reason for expressing
appreciation to the pastor-teacher?His laboring in the ministry. There is a second biblical
reason for showing appreciation to the pastor-teacher.
We do it because of his…
OVERSEEING MINISTRY OF MATURITY (1 Thess.5:12d).
“…We urge you, brethren, to recognize those who
labor among you.”
Here it comes, “and are over you in the Lord…”
What does that mean? Literally standing before
flock to lead them in the way of righteousness.
There are three facets in the ministry of
Oversight in shepherding/feeding
the flock (1 Peter 5:1-4)
Oversight in preaching faithfully for the Father (2 Tim.4:1-5). To his son in the ministry. Paul said to
Timothy, "I Charge you therefore before God and
the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and
the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach
the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince,
rebuke, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the
time will come when they will endure sound doctrine,
but according to their own desires, because they have
itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;and
they will turn their ears away from the truth, and
be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in
all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an
evangelist, fullfill your ministry."
Oversight in planning and projecting future advances.
A simple planning format includes the following: