Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Four P's of a Faithful Pastorate

Mark Dever preached a pastoral installation service Sunday for Del Ray Baptist Church. It is a great meditation on the calling of a pastor. In it, Dever addresses both the new pastor and the congregation.

To the new pastor, Dever gives 4 exhortations:
-Preaching (make this your primary task)
-Praying (pray all the time)
-Personal Discpling Relationships (do others good spiritually)
-Patience (lead in light of eternity)

To the congregation, Dever gives 3 exhortations around these things:
-Money (pay your pastor as much as you can)
-Marriage (care for the pastor's wife)
-Moderation (be moderate in your expectations of your new pastor)

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