Pastoral Ministry : How For Shepherd Biblically

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Student: Langh Gen MacArthur, John. Pastoral Ministry: How to Shepherd Biblically. Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2005. John MacArthur did a great job in writing the book “How to Shepherd Biblically.” MacArthur’s great emphasis or main focus in his book is to call pastors or the ministers of God’s word back to the Scriptures as the authoritative basis for developing a philosophy of ministry. The book title itself describes well what the book is all about. Agreement with the author: In summarizing the book, the book is divided into two general categories: 1). What is a Pastor to be? And 2). What is a Pastor to do? I am very much agreement with the author on what he is saying in both categories. For the first category, according to the author, the Pastor is to be humble (he talks about this from pages 15-23) in which, he talks about confidence in God 's power, committed to God 's trust (1 Thessalonians 2.3), commissioned by God 's will (1 Thessalonians 2.4), compelled by God 's knowledge, consumed with God 's glory (2 Corinthians 3:7-11, 4:7, 1 Thessalonians 2:6). A pastor is to be "above reproach" and meet the other qualifications in Titus 1 and 1 Tim 3 (pages 67-80). He must be called which includes confirmation, abilities, longings and lifestyle (pages 81-91). He is also to be trained with godly character, biblical knowledge, and ministry skills (pages. 92-106) and ordained (pages 107-117). Basically though the author is talking and explaining in a wider scope or

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