The pastoral implications of eschatology

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The pastoral implications of eschatology

  1. 1. How It Helps in Doing Ministry Pastor Hugh McClintock, WTS MATS ‘09
  2. 2. Definitions Pastoral  What it is not and what it is Implication  Indirect suggestion or something that is expected  Involvement or entanglement of somebody in something Eschatology  The study of end times
  3. 3. The mission of God or the story of God
  4. 4. Pastor One of the five-fold ministries (Ephesians 4:11-12) The Hebrew word for pastor or shepherd is ra’ah The Greek word for pastor or shepherd is poimen
  5. 5. God what are you saying to us?What it is not What it is One who is overly concerned  They seek to please God first about themselves and foremost (Mt. 6:33, 22:37- One who scatters the flock 39) One who refuses to visit those  They are saved (Rom. 10:9-10; in need (Mt. 25:36ff) Eph. 2:5) One who does not seek the  They are students in the Lord (Eli and his sons) School of Jesus One who shatters hopes and  They walk in love dreams  They reveal and model Christ One who unsettles in you in the hope of glory
  6. 6. What it is, cont. Their lives are hid with Christ in God Their prayers are appreciated They feed the flock of God (1 Pet. 5:2; Acts 20) They lead by integrity of heart and skillfulness of hands (Psalm 78:70-72) Their attention is on the flock that God has provided (John 10:12) They are involved in spiritual warfare (Mt. 4; 2 Cor. 2:11) They are Incarnational They model Christ-like character above outward perceptions and appearances
  7. 7. What it is, cont. They have the hope of his calling in their hearts (Eph. 1:18-19) They are kingdom minded (Luke 17:20-21) They see disturbances/circumstances as opportunities to give They are process oriented (James 1:2-4) They seek wholeness for their people They view ministry as a privilege They are slaves of righteousness (Romans 6) They renew their minds; they are spiritually minded (Rom. 12:2, 8:6) They walk as he walked (John 14:12; 1 John 2:6, 4:17-20) The seek safety and justice for all
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