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Topic: Pastor (11/30/06)
TITLE: A Pastor’s Cover Letter To A Search Committee
By Doug Laird
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A pastor is called by God and not by Man.
Approbation for self is not among his goals,
Heâ€™s there to nourish and edify your souls.
For the quantity and quality of what he teaches,
he will give an account for all that he preaches.
Not to Man or to a committee of review,
but to the One who called him, he will be true.
Sometimes he will not say what you want to hear,
and will speak the truth even if it causes a tear.
Like a friend he will provide a much-needed hug,
but will not be a party to sweeping sin under the rug.
Sometimes his words will bring comfort and cheer,
and these are the sermons we all like to hear.
But some will be of the challenging variety,
as he denounces the evil accepted by society.
Seen as a rebel to some
and a leader to others,
been a friend to sinners
and called them my brothers.
As far as my background I must confess,
some have disowned me for its been quite a mess.
I hated the Christians and hoped that theyâ€™d fail,
and yes, itâ€™s true, I have been in jail.
So know that before you hire me,
you wonâ€™t be the first or the last one to fire me.
As a servant of God, I will serve you in truth,
even if it means getting the boot!
The Apostle Paul
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