Connecting the Dots in an Unconnected World

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What Does the Pastor Do?

“The pastor teaches, though he must solicit his own classes.

He heals, though without pills or knife.

He is sometimes a lawyer, often a social worker, something of an editor, a bit of a philosopher and entertainer, a salesman, a decorative piece for public functions, and he is supposed to be a scholar.

He visits the sick, marries people, buries the dead, labors to console those who sorrow and to admonish those who sin, and tries to stay sweet when chided for not doing his duty.

He plans programs, appoints committees when he can get them, spends considerable time in keeping people out of each other’s hair; between times he prepares a sermon and preaches it on Sunday to those who don’t happen to have any other engagement.

Then on Monday he smiles when some jovial chap roars, ‘What a job—one day a week!’”


Attempting to connect the dots…

Romans 1:16

Eph 4:11
"And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;"


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