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Advice for Young Pastors

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With the second¬†installment of The Gospel Coalition’s advice for young pastors, I thought I might share some from the book I am currently reading:

We sing the Wesley hymns about being concerned and moved, but we do not half mean them. We ought to mean them, because we ought to give them the more earnest heed, which means careful attention. We ought to read. We ought to listen. We ought to search. We ought to examine and reexamine. And it ought to be done in earnest. We ought to put away levity, flippancy and fun.

The curse of everything today is that it has to be funny. If it is not funny, it is not popular. But there is nothing funny in God seeing his race wander away in the night. There was nothing funny about His sending his holy Son to be born of the virgin. There was nothing funny about His persecution and crucifixion. There was nothing funny about the coming of the Holy Ghost; nothing funny about the judgement and the resurrection of the wicked dead. Levity, flippance or fun has no place when we consider the things of God. We ought to give the more earnest heed to the things that we have heard. – A.W. Tozer

Source: Experiencing the Presence of God by A.W. Tozer

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Written by Agrammatos

September 24, 2014 at 1:17 AM