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Within our modern church context, what are the pastoral implications of 1 Cor 13:13.

Part 1 Abstract In this essay I look at the pastoral implications of 1 Cor 13:13 and why it is that love is considered greater than faith and hope. I did this this by reflecting on the history and background … Continue reading

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A Good Pastor Knows When….

Good pastoring just doesn’t happen. It takes time. It takes effort. It takes understanding. It takes time and effort to understand God and his ways. It takes time and effort in understanding God’s people and their ways. And then it … Continue reading

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The pastor must avail themselves of God.

Because our God is a nourishing, provisioning and equipping God, the pastor needs to be a source of nourishment, provision and equipping for God’s people. The only way the pastor can do this is if we ourselves are seeking and … Continue reading

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The pastor needs to understand the flock.

The pastor needs to be a person who understands people. They are to be a person who understands ministry, vocation, gifting’s, callings, talents and the seasons of life. The pastor must be this person of understanding because without this understanding, … Continue reading

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The Pastor understands the seasons of church life.

Advent is a time of rejoicing. Its a time of building up the anticipation of celebration. And within the framework of anticipation and celebration, the pastor must understand the processes of the rhythm of life. Just as there are four … Continue reading

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I have been called Barnabas…I kind of like that name.

Recently someone gave me the nick name “Barnabas.” I kind of like that name. Actually I do like it and the name means a lot to me. It means ‘Son of Encouragement’ Shortly after my conversion experience – an older … Continue reading

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The most common command in the Scriptures is….

I enjoyed church on Sunday. Our pastor was back from having a month off and his sermon was really good and really engaged about life. In his sermon he made a great point about one of the most common commands … Continue reading

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The Pastor must be an Observer

I came across two great quotes this morning. God wants us to be present where we are. He invites us to see and to hear what is around us and, through it all, to discern the foot prints of the … Continue reading

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Treating all with dignity and respect; a cost to self!

There is a cost involved in becoming a pastor. There is a personal cost of effort with out reward. There is the cost of getting involved. A cost of seeing and engaging with humanity in all of its brokenness, pain, rejection, wounds and … Continue reading

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Good pastoring starts with true listening.

I am increasingly convinced that a great pastor is a great listener. They are someone who is slow to speak and quick to hear. Pastoring requires wisdom in understanding that its Ok not to have any answers. A great pastor … Continue reading

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