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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Under Shepherds Of God's House

Jeremiah 3:15

..I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Today's focus discussion is pastors as under shepherds of Christ's church because Christ is the head of the church and calls pastors to lead His church into continued holiness, which includes His righteousness.
Pastors have specific qualifications set by Christ to be eligible to lead His church. The church is Christ's bride who is to be spotless and without sin. Christ is coming back for His bride one day and the only church that will be part of the marriage ceremony is the one who has remained faithful to her husband-Christ.
Pastors are given to lead the church in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18). This is so the world will see His glory manifested in the church. The church is the lighthouse that shines the light of Christ guiding lost souls to shore.
As Christ's under shepherds, pastors have the responsibility of making sure their congregation remains in the grace of God as well as safeguarding the truth of His word (Acts 20:28-31) by being vigilant of false doctrine and teachers who will infiltrate the church.
Godly pastors will faithfully feed the congregation God's truth so they will be nourished and flourish as true believers of Christ. This is why God give pastors after His hearth to love protect and provide for His church.
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