Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pastors Need Courage

"Courage is the greatest lack today. If all men in the ministry acted upon what they know we would have a far better ministry." (Williamn Still, The Work of the Pastor)

"Preachers need courage--courage to the let the Bible say what it means, courage to see the world as it is, and courage to address the difference between the two...The conviction that there is a God who has spoken in the Bible is the root fo all courage in preaching and teaching...Courage watches the culture and the church, without blinking, to address them as they are, not as we prefer to imagine them." (Daniel Doriani, Putting the Truth to Work)

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Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud on their beds, let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind the kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron. Psalm 149:5-8