It’s the Word – Not the Person

As we read from Hebrews 13 in Catechism class this morning, I was reminded that the authority of pastors is an authority that comes from God through the congregation (the call). The reason people listen to their pastors is not because they are great people or have winning personalities – it is because they speak the Word of God. Pastors are privileged to speak God’s Word. That is the job of the Pastor – “preach the Word.” What an important reminder to pastors, so we do not try to force people to agree with us on every issue. What an important reminder to members of a congregation to love their pastors because they share the Word with them. In the church it is all about the Word!

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