Another Kind Word
The second chapter of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians is marked by a clear picture of pastoral care: the shepherd of the flock is gentle, affectionate, and caring, much like a nursing mother. Alistair Begg underscores that the all-encompassing nature and sacrificial role of motherhood, which is a responsibility and a privilege from God, provides a helpful pattern and purpose for pastors. Although ministers of the Gospel should boldly proclaim God’s Word, in doing so, they take care to reflect Jesus, the one who bids all people come, for He is “gentle and lowly in heart.”
Topics: Mothers, Pastoral Ministry, Preaching, Ministry
The Walk to Emmaus
Faith and Doubt
In chapters one and two of Habakkuk, the prophet laments over the violence and evil surrounding him–admitting that he doesn’t ...
Lessons from the Past
In verses 11–13 of his epistle, Jude used three Old Testament examples and six stark word pictures to warn his ...