Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Why I Love My Pastor #45

Pastor David is a wonderful example of a shepherd of God's people. One thing I appreciate is how seriously he takes Scripture. "Study to show yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the Word of truth" (2 Tim 2:15). David labors constantly in study, carefully examining the text he will preach (and commentaries, books) so that he will be built up to be more like Christ and guide the body accordingly. Secondly, David is not afraid of discipline towards those under his care. He is careful to humbly correct those in error. Also, David is a good leader. He takes decisive action along with his leadership team and is not afraid to be guided by Scripture as opposed to guided by men. Yet, he is also responsive to learning and growing in his calling from the input of Scripture-driven advice. Finally, David is a good friend. Though he doesn't shy away from hard Biblical truths in preaching, he is warm and approachable (and he'll probably make you laugh by his sagacious humor, too).

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