2 PETER‬ ‭1:12-15‬ ‭‬‬

“Therefore, I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught. And it is only right that I should keep on reminding you as long as I live. For our Lord Jesus Christ has shown me that I must soon leave this earthly life, so I will work hard to make sure you always remember these things after I am gone.”

2 Peter‬ ‭1:12-15‬ ‭NLT‬‬

One of the primary responsibility of a pastor is to remind the people of God about what God he already revealed. It doesn’t sell merchandise, or titillate the ears, but it does create strong Christians whose knowledge is a foundational knowledge and who have the word of God etched into their hearts. Many pastors spend their ministry searching for new and exciting truths when the truth of Gods word is something they already possess. Many churches pressure their pastors to be a hype man and to sell God’s word using advanced marketing tactics and always offering more. But the blessings of God are like mana. They are sustainable and dependable and are good to the body and soul, until they are accosted for our the nefarious purposes of selfish ambition and autonomy from God. Instead, Peter teaches us to be content with serving God’s revealed truth to the people and being content in that service. Within it we find the full breadth of God’s infinite nature comes to life and our cup overflows.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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