Saturday, January 18, 2014

Marsha's Musings: The Preacher's Job (Titus 2:15 NKJV)

Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you. (Titus 2:15 NKJV)

The first two chapters of Titus mainly describe the preacher's job.  This verse is a charge to do the work just described. 

Why is it that invariably, when a pastor does the work Scripture tells him he is to do there always seems to be Christians in the church who get their noses bent out of shape and give him a hard time?

Why do Christian people have the idea the pastor is supposed to say and do things to make them feel good and happy?  Where do they get this idea that pastors are supposed to be ring masters and plan all sorts if entertaining methods to keep people coming back for more?

The pastor is supposed to shepherd the flock.  What flock is going to do well if its shepherd gives them anything they want and allows them to go anywhere they want?  A flock under that kind of shepherd will eventually come to ruin. So it is in the church. People want to have pastors who will tickle their fancy instead of stick to the job description in the Bible. The result is spiritually weak Christians who are blown around by every wind of doctrine.

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