Some people think that you go to Bible college or seminary and you become a pastor. Let me ask you this, has God come to you and given you something that you did not have before? Has God given you a gift? Has God given you power to be able to carry out the work of a pastor?
Notice what Paul said, â€śâ€¦the stewardship of Godâ€™s grace that was given to me for youâ€ť (Eph. 3:2). Too many men want to pronounce themselves as pastors, or as teachers. But let me tell you something, itâ€™s a stewardship of Godâ€™s grace thatâ€™s given to men for the sake of others. And if you have been given such a stewardship, the others will recognize that you have such a stewardship of Godâ€™s grace given to you. We need to grasp that it is â€śby the will of Godâ€ť that there are any pastors or teachers in the church.
Excerpt taken from the full sermon, â€śListen to Jesus, But Not Paul?â€ś