Concordia Theological Monthly

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st. paul, motivation, obligation, christian, righteousness, baptized

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


There is no pastor worthy of the name who does not keep the perennial question of motivation at least simmering at the back of the stove. A problem not only of pastors but of teachers, parents, psychiatrists, salesmen, advertising men, and politicians is this: How do you move people? move them not only to do something but to want to do something? The pastor, of course, is concerned with more than a job by which he earns his bread and butter and with more than a specific job for a specific aim, for this office covers the whole range of life every hour of the day.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Ephesians 6:20; Colossians 4:4; 1 Timothy 3:2, 7, 15; 2 Timothy 2:24; Titus 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:1; 2 Thessalonians 3:7; Romans 1:4; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Romans 15:1; 1 Corinthians 11:7, 10; 2 Corinthians 12:14; Ephesians 5:28;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars