Jeremiah 3:16; Luke 1:17
And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
In day four of our family discussion series, our focus is on the church and pastors in parenting his flock. See, pastors are the under shepherd of God's house, and they are assigned by Him to provide, protect and care for his congregation. This includes imparting the truth of God's Word, His moral laws and commandments while encouraging holy living and loving God for who He is and what He has done and continues to do in the lives of humanity.
Pastors are to teach the children of his church sound doctrine and to remain faithful to God's Word and be willing to be chastised by God out of love for His people. Being that God is love; therefore, pastors are to love his congregation equally as this emulates God.
The church is the spiritual wife of the pastor and the children of the church are his children; therefore, the pastor has the moral obligation to teach, love and set an example for the children of the church so what is being taught in the home will coincide with fatherly home teachings.
The church as a whole is responsible for godly teaching of the children in its midst. The church as a ministry is to teach its young as this can be accomplished through organized church classes, the adults' lifestyles, and the mothers of the church providing godly wisdom to the children of the church.
A church and its pastors that teach is one that is growing in Christ and have youth as it bedrock.
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