The Pastor’s Call

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The Pastor’s Call

  1. 1. THE PASTOR’S CALL PASTORAL LEADERSHIP
  2. 2. A CALL BY GOD • The Father who Forms (Jer 1:5 – 7) • The Son who was Sent (Jn 15:16; 20:21; 1 Tim 1:12) • The Holy Spirit who Chooses (Acts 20:28; 1Cor 6:19 – 20)
  3. 3. A CLEAR CALL • As in the Word Spoken to Abraham (Gen 12:1) • As in the Call that Samuel Heard (1Sam 3) • As in the Call Inherited by Solomon (1Kings 1)
  4. 4. A PERSONAL CALL We can cite multiple sources and study them one by one, One thing comes across; it is a very Personalized Call. Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph Moses, Joshua, Gideon Samuel, David, Isaiah, Esther, Nehemiah, Jesus, John the Baptist, Paul, Timothy
  5. 5. A DIVINELY REFERENCED CALL • There seems to Be a Divine Reference System in Choosing those that are Called • Apostle Paul Said • 1Tim 1:12 …He counted me Faithful • Col 1:25 … I am made a Minister according to the Dispensation • Oikonomia – heavenly economic administration / stewardship
  6. 6. A CALL PRECEDED BY A GIFT • The Instrument of Calling is a Gift • The Core of the Gift is Grace • Eph 3: 7 – 8 • Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. • 8 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
  7. 7. A CALL FOCUSED ON SERVICE 1 Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. DIAKONOS + HUPERETAI WAITERS + UNDER-ROWERS 1Cor 3:5 + 1 Cor 4:1
  8. 8. A HIGH CALLING BEFORE GOD AND MEN The Dignified Ambassador who Nonetheless “Beseeches” (1 Corinthian 5:20) The Ambassador in Chains… (Ephesian 6:20)
  9. 9. AN EMBASSY WITH ONE MESSAGE Be Ye Reconciled…
  10. 10. PRINCIPLES OF AMBASSADORSHIP • • • • He or She Cannot Appoint Himself • • An Ambassador’s Message is Backed by the Authority of His Nation He or She must be Appointed at An Imperial Court to Be Valid We know that Jesus Appointed Paul (Acts 9:15) An Ambassador must Live in Such a Manner that they Become a Persona Grata – A Welcomed Stranger, An Acceptable Person (1 Peter 2:12 An Ambassador Can Only Request that his Massage Be Accepted, He Cannot Demand it.
  11. 11. A HIGH CALLING BEFORE GOD AND MEN • An ambassador Receives His Support from His Home Country. God supplies all our needs. (Ephesians 1:3; Philippians 4:19) • An ambassador is not a citizen of the country where he is sent. We are citizens of heaven )Philippians 3:20_ • An ambassador has instruction in written form. We have the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16) • An ambassador cannot take insults personally; he is accepted or rejected not on his own merit but because of who he represents (John15:19-21) • An ambassador does not enter a country to profit himself (2 Corinthians 5:15)
  12. 12. A HIGH CALLING BEFORE GOD AND MEN • An ambassador cannot take insults personally; he is accepted or rejected not on his own merit but because of who he represents (John15:19-21) • An ambassador does not enter a country to profit himself (2 Corinthians 5:15) • An ambassador is a personal representative of someone else; everything he does and says reflects on the one who sent him. (John 13:35; 17:18-23; 20:21) • An ambassador’s perspective is service; his prospect is reward. (Matthew 5:12; 2 John 8; Revelation 22:12)
  13. 13. A HIGH CALLING BEFORE GOD AND MEN • • An ambassador is recalled when war is declared (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12) • The world often makes ambassadors of Christ feel embarrassed or ashamed. • • The absolute opposite is true. An ambassador for the Lord (creator, judge, savior and king) is the most exalted positions available to mankind. The people of the world should be grateful and honored that the king of all the universe has sent into their lives one of His chosen and empowered spokespersons to speak directly to them for God himself.

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