April 30, 2013

30 Reasons Why It Is a Great Thing to Be a Pastor

1. God is the greatest Reality in the universe.
And pastors swim in that sea with ever-replenished joy.

I am the Lᴏʀᴅ, and there is no other, besides me there is no God. (Isaiah 45:5)

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:33–36)

2. Jesus is the greatest Savior, Master, and Friend that ever was or will be.
And pastors contemplate and commend him every day.

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)

At the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:10–11)

No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. (John 15:15)

Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel. (2 Timothy 2:8)

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