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Role of a Pastor

Series: Topical

Role of a Pastor

March 07, 2021 | Gary Jackson

Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4

  1. Feed the Flock
  2. Pastor Preparation
  3. must be fed from the WORD
  4. Allow Him Time in his schedule
  5. Provide exposure to preaching


  1. Pastor must be in fellowship with the LORD


  1. Pastor must be first for his family

                        (that does not mean there are no sacrifices)


  1. Pastor’s preaching / teaching


  1. Biblical
  2. Bold
  3. Balanced



  1. Lead the Flock
  2. Gather the flock (create unity)
  3. Major on the Major (pick your hills to die on)

      Romans 14:1 (KJV) 1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

                        “Die on Doctrine”

                        What separation is not

                        Not a clear evidence of being born again

                        Not a gauge of a close walk with God

                        Should not be our test for fellowship


                        What separation is for

                        To be separated from sin because God        

                         plainly calls some things sin

                        To make no provision for the flesh

                        To give testimony of a changed life


                        Real worship centers on God

                        Worship is giving Him praise by giving

                         back to Him

                        Real worship involves humbling ourselves

                         before a Holy God


                        Worship glorifies Him and Him alone

                        Worship is pure in motive

                        Worship unifies the people of God

                        When there is no unity in the church,

                          there is no real worship


                        Bible is a book of doctrine and principle, not a rule book

                        The Holy Spirit is our guide

  1. Guard the flock They

                  will keep track and account for each one of them (“nor will any be missing”)

                  tend to their wounds

  1. Guide them in God’s will



III. Love the Flock – among you


  1. Commitment


  1. Patience


  1. Forgiveness


Series Information

Paul's favorite church may have well been the church at Philippi. He shares three things that are encouraging to him and should be part of our life. He first give Thanks - there is always reason for the child of God to give thanks. Secondly he prayers. We must always pray one for another. Three Paul is confident that God will complete the good work He has started in our life.

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