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Aug 05, 2010

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A. Amos Love

Is it possible the reason “Burnout” and
“Depression” is such a problem
for **Today’s** “Pastor/Leader” is
they have found themselves with

a “Title” and “Position” NOT found in the Bible?

In the Bible...
Did anyone have the “Title” ““Pastor/Leader?”
Was anyone ordained a ““Pastor/Leader?”
Can you name one congregation “led” and “taught”
by a ““Pastor/Leader?”

And every ““Pastor/Leader” I’ve met
also had the “Title” “Reverend.”

Anyone with the “Title” Reverend in the Bible?

Have a friend, an Episcopal Priest,
would tease him about all the “Titles” he carried.
Priest, Father, Pastor, Vicar, Rector, Reverend.
Would ask him...
Any believers, in the Bible, with these “Titles?”

Jesus taught “His Disciples,” and the multitudes,
NOT to be called “Master/Leader”
For you have “ONE” “Master/Leader” The Christ.
Mat 23:8-10 KJV

Ezekiel 14:1-7, speaks about “Idols of the Heart,”
and now God will speak to us according
to the “Idols of our Heart.”
Is the “Title” “Pastor/Leader” an “Idol?”

In my experience…

Titles become Idols.
Pastors become Masters.

Along with the “Title” and “Position” comes
“A Little Bit Extra.”
Power, Profit, Prestige, Glory, Honor, Reputation.
All those things Jesus spoke against.
All “Idols” of the heart.
Heavy weights on shoulders NOT easy to lay down.

And other sheep I have,
which are not of this fold:
them also I must bring,
and they shall **hear MY voice;**
and there shall be “ONE” fold,
and “ONE” shepherd.
John 10:16

One Fold – One Shepherd – One Voice.
If Not Now, When?

Be blessed in your search for Truth… Jesus.

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