Thursday, September 8, 2011
Is Your Pastor Entertaining Goats or Feeding Sheep?
Reformed Reader posted a timely quote by William Still from his excellent book The Work of the Pastor today. Sadly, in the American evangelical church, we are living in a troubling time in which pastor's largely refuse to follow their calling from God to feed the flock the whole counsel of the Word. Is your pastor preaching the Word of God in context? Is he Christ-centered each week when teaching? Does he minister the gospel each week from every passage of Scripture? Or, does he make the worship service revolve around "those far from God?" Like Still so aptly stated, the way to reach those outside of Christ is never by catering to their inherent depraved nature, but by preaching repentance and faith in Christ from all the Scriptures. Moreover, pastor's whom starve God's flock from within the church walls are especially in egregious error no matter what their supposed goal of ministry is.