Posts Tagged "Psalm 23"

A Life Towards Pastoral Ministry, Part 2

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Pastoral Ministry, Sovereign Grace Ministries, The Church | 1 comment

This is Part 2 in a series of three posts I’m doing consisting of a paper I was recently assigned to write on the prompt: “Write a letter giving counsel to young men on how to prepare for pastoral ministry and steward their sense of call.” I used Psalm 23 as a motif of how to think through a life aimed at pursuing a call to pastoral ministry. You can read Part 1 here, and Part 3 here. The full paper will be available for download as a PDF on Friday. ________________ Now let’s look at verse 4: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,                         I will fear no evil,             for you are with me;                      ...

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A Life Towards Pastoral Ministry, Part 1

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Pastoral Ministry, Sovereign Grace Ministries, The Church | 2 comments

When I was in high school, I had a sense that maybe the Lord was drawing me into pastoral ministry. That was 10 years ago, and the Lord has done a lot in my life since then. Along the way I’ve had major and minor theological shifts, and my understanding of what pastoral ministry is has matured. Even through all of these changes, I still think I think I might be called to pastoral ministry. But that’s not really the most important thing here. In a man’s life there is the category of being a Christian, and the category of being a pastor (which not all men are called to), but the area in between is a bit nebulous. What does it look like to pursue pastoral...

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A Life-giving Shepherd

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Glory of Christ | 0 comments

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalm 23:1 ESV) This joyous, dancing God who makes himself the guarantor of all his promises – He is your shepherd. The one who formed the plants and chiseled the mountains, who shaped the wrinkles on the newborn’s hands and breathes life into the nose of every man and woman. He who called all celestial wonders into being, whom nothingness obeys and forms the universe at the utterance of His command, who’s very words are the ground we walk on, the chairs we sit in, the air we breath, the water we drink. He sets his eye on you to care for you, to lead you, to guide and correct you. He tenderly shepherds you...

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