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 John 21:15-19

Pastors Are to Feed & Shepherd!

August 22, 2010

Simon Goncharenko

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I.                   Qualifications for ministry (the job of a pastor) – vv. 15-17, 19.

A.    He loves the Lord - Jesus is the number one priority in his life – v. 15.

B.     He knows himself - understands his heart’s inability to love like it should – vv. 15-17.

C.     He is humble – cannot believe that Jesus, knowing him the way He does, uses him nevertheless – vv . 15-17.

D.    He is honest – he knows and is open about his limitations – v. 17.

E.     He maintains a consistent and growing relationship with the Lord – v. 19.

 

II.                The job description of a pastor – vv. 15-17.

A.    To feed people the word of God.

B.     To shepherd the people.

 

III.             He understands the cost – v. 18.

  

A good pastor will feed the people, shepherd them, and be ready to lay his life down.