5 Ways To Encourage Your Pastor

My Pastor, Dr. Bobby Roberson

If a pastor is worth anything, then he is worthy of encouragement from those whom he is shepherding. Outside of Jesus Christ, to whom does a pastor go? At times he cannot go to his close pastor friend in the next town, and prudence demands that he shelter his family. The congregation must do its part for the one who is giving his all for them. It behooves us to not only see the importance of encouraging the man of God, but to understand that it is paramount to the quality of his ministry. Continue reading

Originally posted 2010-08-28 23:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Encouragement For Pastors In Crisis

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From time to time every pastor faces a moment of crisis. Be it possible removal from office of pastor, strife/sin in the church or health issues, the list continues to grow the longer one is involved in ministry. Pastors need rebuking for their mistakes, at times, but they also need encouragement. A lot of encouragement! In fact, if there was such a thing as a RELIEF BUTTON to push, then I am positive it would be utilized! This post seeks to remind the pastor of four truths, about our Lord Jesus, which should serve to lift his spirit!

Remember That Our Lord Knows Where You Are At!

Sometimes we feel all alone and that nobody cares we exist! This is so readily believed when we forget where Jesus is at!

(Hebrews 4:14-16Hebrews 4:14-16
English: King James Version (1611) - KJV

14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.  

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) “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”  (KJV)

Remember That Our Lord Knows How To Fight The Battle!

Our Lord is the Captain of our salvation. He has never lost a battle, is not losing a battle and never will lose a battle because He is the King of kings and Lord of lords!

(1 Timothy 6:151 Timothy 6:15
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15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;  

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) “Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;”  (KJV)

(Revelation 17:14Revelation 17:14
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14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.  

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) “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.”  (KJV)

(Revelation 19:16Revelation 19:16
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16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.  

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) “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”  (KJV)

Remember That Our Lord Knows You Personally!

He knows us better than we know ourselves. Even the number of hairs on our head are known by Him. Nothing escapes His attention so we must rest in His omniscience.

(John 10:27-30John 10:27-30
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27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and my Father are one.  

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) “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.”  (KJV)

Remember That Our Lord Knows Your Labors!

Sometimes in the midst of serving Jesus, we feel like nobody cares about what we are doing, or our efforts involved in trying to accomplish the will of God.

(Hebrews 6:10Hebrews 6:10
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10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.  

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) “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”  (KJV)

(Revelation 22:12Revelation 22:12
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12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.  

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) “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”  (KJV)

Conclusion

No matter the battle, God has won the war already! Satan may roar, but let him do so. Our Heavenly Father will take care of him in the end. Be faithful to take one step at a time and God will strengthen you as your days have need. Paul said to preach the word, to endure hardness as a good soldier, and that he was able to finish his course. If he was able to do this, through the empowerment of the Holy Ghost, then we can do it as well! Know also, that we, here at The Working Pastor, are behind you! Pastor… Keep On The Firing Line!

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Personal Note To My Pastor Friends

Taking a break from the norm here on our website, I felt like someone needed to hear the words, “Good Job!” In the hustle and bustle of ministry, it is always good to hear something like that. I wanted to take a moment and share those encouraging words with my friends who are very busy serving the Lord!


Return The Favor

I am sure that at least one person was encouraged by reading the introduction to this post. In view of this, why not return the favor and call a friend in the ministry to encourage him. I have found that some people never hear this! At times, it is because they seem like nothing bothers them. Thus, people feel as though they are okay. Maybe you know of someone like that? If so, CALL THEM NOW!!! Those people really need to be encouraged!

A Personal Illustration

Please allow me to share a personal illustration. In my first pastorate, many years ago, I was facing a tremendous issue with the church. I had no prior experience pastoring, and this church really needed someone with more than I had. At any rate, I was perpetually under the gun and facing discouragement.

God knew all about this and I am so glad He did! It seemed that when I could not face another day or take another step forward, a local preacher, knowing what I was up against, always seemed to call me when I needed a friend. This pastor will never comprehend the full extent of his kind words this side of Heaven!

Seek To Be An Encourager

It suffices to say that we, who are pastors, should remember each other. We know what the ministry can put in our pathway, and we know that every pastor doesn’t have the same experience and temperament. Imagine what could happen if ALL spiritual leaders would encourage one another? Seek to be an ENCOURAGER!

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