We need men who love the church universal, whose hearts race and the thought of joining in labor with those who have gone before, who feel the connection with brothers and sisters around the world. We need men who value the communion of the saints.Read Van Neste's post to see what love for the church looks like.
However, loving people in general can at times be an excuse for loving no one in particular. We need men who love the particular, local church they serve.
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Pastors Who Love the Church
One more post from Ray Van Neste: It's an ordination charge to Love the Church. He says "love for the church ought to be a key source from which our ministry arises." Then this challenge (emphasis mine):