Daily Devotional

  • Shepherd God's Flock — Tuesday July 17, 2018

    TUESDAY July 17, 2018

    Shepherd God’s Flock

    Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.

    1 Peter 5:2-4

    Pastor Chuck Smith spoke to us about some evangelists who were running the Christian race, but they ran fast like rabbits. They did not really study because they had their own ready-made sermons they could preach. Yet, someone who teaches the Word of God steadily, line upon line, for 30, 40 even 50 years, is like a turtle. The rabbit wears out immediately, but the turtle, even though it is slow, has great endurance.

    Understand, evangelism is great but it is not going to last like teaching, educating and bringing the people to maturity––this is the key. That is why I love teaching, on Sunday morning, Wednesday nights and Sunday nights. God has called me to be a shepherd, and to take care of His people. The congregation needs attending; they need to see their pastor’s presence, so they can be ministered to, as they receive the Word of God.

    Men who are called and anointed to be pastors––shepherds over God’s people––need to be among the people. The duty of the pastor–teacher is to feed and tend the flock. He watches over them and tends to their needs, spiritually speaking. The pastor–teacher, is to study the Word of God, and wait on the Lord. Then he will have something to share with the people. As they are nourished, they will begin to develop and grow spiritually. This is the heart God gives to those called to leadership.

    He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with
    His arm, and carry them in His bosom, And gently lead those
    who are with young.
    ~Isaiah 40:11~

  • Sharing the Gospel — Monday July 16, 2018
  • Least of the Apostles — Sunday July 15, 2018
  • Witnesses of the Resurrection — Saturday July 14, 2018
  • Can You Defend the Faith? — Friday July 13, 2018
  • Declare the Gospel — Thursday July 12, 2018
  • Will You Choose Heaven or Hell? — Wednesday July 11, 2018
  • Turning Away From the Truth — Tuesday July 10, 2018
  • Preach the Resurrection of Christ — Monday July 9, 2018
  • Decently and In Order — Sunday July 8, 2018
  • Do Not Remain Ignorant — Saturday July 7, 2018
  • Understanding Submission — Friday July 6, 2018
  • God's Not the Author of Confusion — Thursday July 5, 2018
  • Independence Day — Wednesday July 4, 2018
  • Edify the Uniformed — Tuesday July 3, 2018
  • A Church in Order — Monday July 2, 2018
  • Spiritual Gifts Used for Edification — Sunday July 1, 2018
  • God is Among Us — Saturday June 30, 2018
  • Conviction of the Holy Spirit — Friday June 29, 2018
  • Be Mature — Thursday June 28, 2018
  • Clear and Simple — Wednesday June 27, 2018
  • Edify the Uniformed — Tuesday June 26, 2018
  • Fruitful Understanding — Monday June 25, 2018
  • Zealous for Spiritual Gifts — Sunday June 24, 2018
  • Significance of Language — Saturday June 23, 2018
  • Speak to Be Understood — Friday June 22, 2018