UA-96339200-1 The Gift of a Pastor
Apostle Joel Obuobisa

The Gift of a Pastor

October 7, 2012

(KJV)Galatians 6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

(KJV)Philippians 4:15-19 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. [16] For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. [17] Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. [18] But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. [19] But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

- Its not about need - Its is received by a man, but it is a sweet smelling savor to God -God wants us to reap maximum benefit from His gifts, and honoring them is one way to handle them with understanding.

1. Your Pastor is a great gift from God Ephesians 4:8,11-14 - The gift is already given. It is up to you to know how to tap them. - God 's mind in giving the gift in v12-14 - A gift can not need bought with money. One day someone tried. Acts8:14-21

2. A Pastor is a source of knowledge and understanding

- Jeremiah 3:15 - And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

3. Your Pastor is a source of strength   Ezekiel 34:2,4

4. A Pastor is a source of healing  Ezekiel 34:2,4; James 5:14-15

5. A Pastor is a source of comfort  Ezekiel 34:4

6. A Pastor is a source of fellowship - gathers the people together  Ezekiel 34:5

7. A Pastor is a source of protection from evil spirits and other destroying factors  Ezekiel 34:5, 8

8. A Pastor helps to avoid wandering Ezekiel 34:6

9. A Pastor is a source if instruction in righteousness  Acts 9: 6, Acts 10:6

10. Your Pastor is a source of rebuke and correction. Everyone needs someone who can rather them. Not everyone. David erred, but had a Pastor who could point out his error - Nathan

11. Your Pastor watches over your soul - Hebrews 13:17  Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

-1 Samuel 12:23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:

- Travailing prayer, Ephesians 1 prayer, Ephesians 3 prayer

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