Monday, January 28, 2013

Pastoring Related Posts - January 28

Here are the best pastoring related blog posts I came across this past week. If you are serving others or discipling someone you may find some good "food for thought" as well.
  1. Whose Kingdom? - Paul Tripp
  2. Zack Eswine on Significance in the Ordinary (4:27)
  3. Developing Authentic Relationships - Bruce Zachary
  4. Building Unity and Friendship Among Elders - Bob Johnson
  5. Are You Addicted to Ministry? - Rick Warren
  6. 8 Obstacles to Making Disciples  - J. R. Miller
  7. One Sanctifying Trail After Another: A Wise Leader, Part 1 - Jamie Munson
  8. Why Pastors and Elders Need Your Prayers - Kevin DeYoung
Here are some wise words by Paul Tripp that all who serve Jesus should take to heart:
I am more and more convinced that what gives a ministry its motivations, perseverance, humility, joy, tenderness, passion, and grace is the devotional life of the one doing ministry. When I daily admit how needy I am, daily meditate on the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and daily feed on the restorative wisdom of his Word, I am propelled to share with others the grace that I am daily receiving at the hands of my Savior. There simply is no set of exegetical, homiletical, or leadership skills that can compensate for the absence of this in the life of a pastor. It is my worship that enables me to lead others to worship. It is my sense of need that leads me to tenderly pastor those in need of grace. It is my joy in my identity in Christ that leads me to want to help others live in the middle of what it means to be “in Christ.” In fact, one of the things that makes a sermon compelling is that the preacher is worshiping his way through his own sermon. (Dangerous Calling, 35)

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