Radio Streams
SA Radio
24/7 Radio Stream
VCY America
24/7 Radio Stream

CODE #

My Favorite Things
Home
NewsroomALL
Events | Notices | Blogs
Newest Audio | Video | Clips
Broadcasters
Church Finder
Live Webcasts
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Category
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Language
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -53 sec
Top Sermons
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
Our Services
Broadcaster Dashboard
Members Only

Byron Chesney | Corryton, Tennessee
Contact Info | Edit
•  Email  |  Web
www.pbcknox.com
•  Twitter
•  Facebook
PHONE
865-229-6140
ADDRESS
Corryton, Tennessee
MAILING
Porchlight Baptist Church
9015 Bud Hawkins Rd.
Corryton, TN 37721
Podcast + Codes
•  Apple iTunes | Video
SERMONS EMBED | Info
Mobile Apps | Info
•  ROKU TV
•  Apple TV
•  Chromecast
Enjoy sermons from this broadcaster
on a variety of mobile devices.
MyChurch: bchesney | Set
MyChurch Code#: 02817
Our Blog
Older
Newer
Blog
Post+
Search
  
Filter By

A Shepherd Will Feed and Lead, Not Starve and Beat
SUNDAY, JUNE 01, 2014
Posted by: Porchlight Baptist Church | more..
5,340+ views | 320+ clicks
"And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding." ~Jeremiah 3:15 KJV

One of the greatest lessons that I've learned in my ministry is that leadership of God's people must start within the heart. It's not something you can force to happen, oh sure you can have all of the good intentions you want and play along like your heart is there but you can only pretend for so long. Eventually your true colors will show and your true heart will be revealed through your words and actions. I can tell you all day long that I love you but if my actions reveal otherwise then who is being fooled?. I feel that too many pastors are in love with the thought of being a pastor instead of loving the job that entails being a pastor.

If you study the life of a shepherd, you will find that everything they do is centered on the sheep. The shepherd will sacrifice everything for the life of the sheep. The shepherd will feed and lead, not starve and beat. I think many times that truth is forgotten or ignored. Too many shepherds today feel that they are to be exalted among the sheep. They harbor personal desires to be seen and heard, not for the message of the Gospel, but for their own self-esteem. If they don't receive the attention they so desire they will take their frustrations out on the sheep and even go as far as to blame the sheep for their own failures.

One important thing that shepherds, pastors, preachers, ministers, church leaders need to remember is the definition of the local church:"The New Testament church is a local assembly of baptized believers who have voluntarily joined themselves together to carry out the Great Commission." One key word in this definition is the word "voluntarily." In Knox County, the county in which I live and pastor in, you will find a church on nearly every road. Just in the area I live there are 20 churches within a 3 mile radius of my home. I could choose to be a volunteer at any of these 20 churches. If I feel, as a sheep, that I am not being fed or lead, then I would certainly find greener pastures to graze in.

Category:  Pastoring

post new | clone this | rss feed | blog top »
Text feature this blog entry
Our Blog
Older
Newer
Top


Arnold Brevick
Our Creator God

Genesis
Sunday Service
First Presbyterian Church
Play! | MP3 | RSS


Tech Talk Zoom // Episode 05

Hourly:
The Man of Gadar
Rev. Colin Mercer
Magherafelt Free...
Staff Picks..

Sponsor:
Connect with Thousands of Pastors

Join the Larg­est Online Comm­un­ity & Mess­age Board for Min­istry. Disc­uss COVID & More.
https://churchanswers.com/f..

Sponsor:
Of God, Through God, To God

Prof. Brian Huiz­enga speaks on God's cov­en­ant with his people.
prccrete.org/lectures.html

Sermon: #165 Why The Tribulation..
Dr. James M. Phillips

SPONSOR | 11,100+

SPONSOR




SA UPDATES NEWSLETTER Sign up for a weekly dose of personal thoughts along with interesting content updates. Sign Up
FOLLOW US


Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal

MOBILE
iPhone + iPad
ChurchOne App
Watch
Android
ChurchOne App
Fire Tablet
Wear
Chromecast TV
Apple TV
Android TV
ROKU TV New!
Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Echo
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
2-MINUTE TIPS

NEWS
Weekly Newsletter
Unsubscribe
Staff Picks | RSS
SA Newsroom
SERVICES
Dashboard | Info
Cross Publish
Audio | Video | Podcast
Sermon Player | Video
Church Finder | Info
Mobile & Apps
Live Webcasting
Solo Sites
Internationalization
Listen Line
Events | Notices
Transcription | PowerClips
Billboards | Biz Cards
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream
INTEGRATION
Embed Codes
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword | BLB
JSON API

BATCH
Upload via RSS
Upload via FTP New!
Upload via Dropbox

SUPPORT
Advertising | Local Ads
Support Us
Stories
ABOUT US
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us
Earn SA COINS!
Privacy Policy

TECH TALK
Tech Talk Zoom // Episode 05
Copyright © 2020 SermonAudio.