The Hired Hand

So you want to pastor a church.
1./ you always wanted to be a pastor.
2./ you want to be a success at what you do.
3./ you feel called to be a pastor.
4./ your gifts match the vocation.
5./ you love to see people get saved.
6./ you want to see the body of Christ come to fullness.
7./ you love the body of Christ.

These are all good answers but the only correct one is the last answer.
Jesus said to Peter “if you love me, feed my sheep.”
Loving Jesus and loving the bride of Christ are one and the same and not mutually exclusive. I’ve known pastors who were more interested in the job than the people. When the the going got tough, they exited.
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. – John 10:11-13

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