pastor, pastoral office, st. paul, christian, consecration, doctrine, shepherd
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
"Our office is a different thing now than what it was under the Pope; it has now become earnest and salutary. Hence it involves much more trouble and labor, danger and trial, and secures but little reward and gratitude in the world; but Christ Himself will be our reward if we labor faithfully." So Luther wrote in the preface to his Small Catechism four hundred years ago. Does the pastor of today think in such terms of his pastoral office?
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Philippians 2:15; John 8:46; Ephesians 4:8, 11-12; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Acts 14:19-23; 1 Timothy 5:17; Acts 20:28; Galatians 1:1; 1 Corinthians 4:1-2; Romans 9:1-3; Exodus 32:32;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Fritz, J. H.
"The Pastor and His Office,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 8, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol8/iss1/2