Pastoral Ministry: How to Shepherd Biblically

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John MacArthur - Pastoral Ministry: How to Shepherd Biblically

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Of the requirements for the completion of the course,

LEAD 635
Pastoral Ministry


Paris Marshall-Cole
October 4, 2013
John MacArthur and a team of authors from the staff of the Masters College and Seminary combine their pastoral expertise and resources to publish the book, Pastoral Ministry: How to Shepherd Biblically. This book is targeted to seasoned pastors and men and women who are just beginning ministry. There are four section of the book and each section calls the pastor back to the scripture which many have left.
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Lance Quinn, God has call pastors to make disciples, which is seen in the Old Testament. He gives Moses as an example of choosing experience men “how can I alone bear the load and burden of you and your strife? Choose wise and discerning and experienced men from your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads” (Deut. 1:12-13). The qualities of the leaders had to reflect attributes of God. These men had to have the ability to bring harmony even when great differences exists, and had the ability of wisdom to penetrate the realities of life from God’s perspective and to deal fairly with all parties in a dispute. In the New Testament, the writer gives his example from a mandate from Jesus: “And Jesus came up and spoke to then, saying, all authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. God therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20).

This shows the Great Commission that Jesus place on the disciples. Making disciples involves three steps: going, baptizing, and teaching. It was assumed that when a person trusted in the Lord Jesus, he or she would be baptized in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit together. John MacArthur gives the readers a chapter on frequently asked questions, which is a plus to the readers. Some of these questions are as follows: To
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